Early Music Education Workshops & Education & Outreach Testimonials

Early Music Education Workshops & Education and Outreach Testimonials

Early Music Education Workshops (Sunday 6th March 2016)

The testimonials below were provided anonymously after the workshops concluded. Participants this year were fantastically diverse - a wonderful bunch of people including music teachers, Montessori teachers, a secondary school teacher and a parent. Participants this year were Bernadette Badka (Montessori teacher), Sinead McGrath (parent), Leanne Doyle (violin / piano teacher), Clair Kelly (Secondary school teacher), Nicolaus Gregory (violin / piano teacher) & Robyn Richardson (classically trained singer & vocal coach)

 A really inspiring workshop. Excellent resources provided. Wonderful facilities - warm and supportive, clear concise and comprehensive.

I really enjoyed the day! Time flew! Really got a lot from it and hope to use the activites! Thank you so much for this course. Really enjoyable and informative.

A really enjoyable workshop. I learned a lot about structure and layout of lessons. I had a brilliant day. Really excited about teaching children as I know they will love this approach.

I really enjoyed this course. All of the material was so helpful for me, especially because I have no background in music. I would highly recommend this course.

Excellent workshop that provides the opportunity to experience early childhood education. I particularly liked the way the methodology for learning rhythms developed organically. Margaret and Eileen are incredibly enthusiastic which made the day very enjoyable.

I had a great day! Eileen & Margaret were so enthusiastic. They were really engaging us with the games and songs. I personally got loads of new ideas from the workshop. Thank you! 

Methodology rating: 9/10  Content rating: 10/10  Structure rating: 9/10  Hand-out rating: 9/10  Resources: 10/10

Early Music Education Workshops (Sunday 1st March & Sunday 8th March 2015)

I got such an insight into your class structure and layout. I loved the curriculum and tasks that you do with the Mini Music classes as it is closely related to what I like to incorporate into my own classes. I left the workshop with such admiration for how much you both have accomplished with the school. I have also incorporated some of your tools and techniques into my own classes which have worked wonders, I cannot thank you both enough.

Kirstie Muldoon, Dublin (Workshop Participant)

Thoroughly enjoyable workshop. Useful ideas. Would highly recommend this participative & informative workshop. It has reminded me of the engagement and reward of teaching young children and I am thoroughly looking forward to returning to teaching. Many thanks to you both!

I like the way the workshops are presented with lots of insights about real life students and parents. A lot of emphasis were given on pitch, rhythm and confidence building. Both Margaret and Eileen were so enthusiastic and I almost felt like a young student myself. 

A very insightful workshop! Tutors were very enthusiastic and delivered today's workshop in the best possible way, by involving the participants. Excellent workshop provided by experienced and enthusiastic teachers. I would highly recommend this course for anyoone involved in teaching early music.

Loved the course! A great introduction to early music education and some really useful tips and tricks which I can apply in my class.

Very enjoyable, practical and hands on!

Lovely, welcoming environment! Eileen & Margaret are excellent at their work and obviously love it very much. Thank you!

Great workshop thanks! Lots I can use in a practical way in my primary school class.

The course was great and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it. A lot packed into a short time. Eileen & Margaret did a great job.

The above testimonials were provided anonymously in writing after the workshops by the following participants:

Audrey Meenegahan, Lisa Knox, Rhona Drennan, Keith Stears, Nicolaus Gregory, Grainne O'Sullivan, Anne-Marie Boyle & Kirstie Muldoon.

Testimonials from our Outreach Centres & Early Music Education Workshops

Hearing about your classes and engaging a teacher for our children has turned out to be a very positive experience for the children and staff. The teacher gently led each group, encouraging each child to partake in the music session. The children while having fun learnt about rhythm, new songs, gained confidence, self-esteem and creativity. We are all looking forward to resuming classes in September.

Noeleen Quinn and Staff
Corduff Childcare Services
Blackcourt Rd., Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Margaret took on our special needs children at St. Mochta's after a trial session of the "bouncing babies" music class at the request of one of the mums, even though our children range from 2 - 8 years of age. Our kids love the music and they adore Margaret. She has really connected with them and the simple, cheerful songs, and the use of puppets, small drums and shakers are perfect for their co-ordination, development and speech and language as an extra bonus. This is nearly like music therapy and a lot of fun for them! The parents enjoy it too as we have seen the difference it has made to our special kids over the last 2 years.

Christine Harmes (Parent), Castleknock, Dublin 15

"My son has ADHD and Mini Music classes have helped his concentration and behaviour so mush over the past years. Thanks to Margaret and team for your help"

Niamh Deane (Parent) Latchford, Clonee, Dublin 15