Saturday, April 14, 2012

Simply Music/The National Concert Hall: In-Service Teacher Training, Aug 13th-17th, 2012

Simply Music, in association with The National Concert Hall, will run its 6th year of In-Service 5-Day Teacher Training Courses, approved by The Dept. of Education & Skills.
(Monday, August 13th to Friday, August 17th, 2012)
Simply Music is an innovative way of working with percussion and rhythm within the primary school curriculum. The model has been designed to enhance learning for different cognitive styles through the introduction of technology as a learning tool. This week-long training programme for primary teachers will focus on how music performance can be used in the classroom environment using both traditional and technology based methods. Presented by professional percussionist and digital media designer Paul Maher, areas covered will include creation of an interactive music session, use of technology in the classroom, rhythmic performance development, the history of percussion styles/percussion instruments and the development of vocal, melodic and rhythmic development elements (action songs, etc.) 
In addition to delivering teacher training courses, Simply Music delivers Percussion Performance Primary School Workshops for children (4-12yrs), supported by The Arts Council of Ireland (English and Irish-Gaelscoileanna models), incorporating Interactive Technology and Live Music Performance:

Simply Music recently received a “Highly Commended” Award as part of the European MEDEA Awards 2011 for it’s use of technology in education. This year the competition attracted 115 entries from 28 countries and the ceremony took place in Brussles on November 24th as part of the Media & Learning 2011 Conference:

If you are interested in a visit to your school for either our Hands On! - Juniors (Infants - 1st Class) or Hands On! - Seniors (2nd Class - 6tht Class pupils) workshops:


Paul Maher, M.Sc in Education & Training Management (E-Learning)
Simply Music

Mobile:  +353 (01) 2856162
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See below in relation to last year's course, August 2011:

Rehearsing Ravel's Bolero (with the aid of technology):

Simply Music's 5th consecutive year of Department of Education & Skills 
MusicTechnology/Performance Workshops: