Music Generation Sligo, in collaboration with the Centre for Special Educational Needs Inclusion and Diversity (CSENID) in St. Angela’s College, Sligo, have developed a music resource for teachers working with pupils with ASD.
Launched at a recent seminar in St. Angela’s College and piloted over the past two years in two ASD units [click to continue…]
A New Method For Music Education
In 2008 I created a new system of music notation as part of a Masters in Music and Media Technology in Trinity College Dublin. My aim was to create a type of musical notation that could be used and understood by everyone, regardless of their previous musical experience. I wanted to create musical collaborations between professional and amateur musicians from different backgrounds and I found that traditional notation was not suitable for this purpose. [click to continue…]
It’s Popular Music Week this midterm at The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin. Write your own pop song and share it online, design your band’s t-shirt and album cover, try your hand at spinning discs like a professional DJ or join in a music jam. 7 days of popular music with a Halloween flavour will be running over the mid-term break. Kids are encouraged to come in costume to any event. [click to continue…]
Kids will love this seasonal action song from the Super Simple Learning website. It’s one of those songs where they have to get out of their seats and join in!
There are often times when teachers come across video content on YouTube that they wish to use in the classroom. However, it may be that they really only want the audio content of the video eg. a song/rhyme. It may be that the teacher feels that the video content is distracting or that YouTube is blocked in their school. I recently came across a video [click to continue…]