Music Generation Carlow is a performance music education service in County Carlow that provides opportunities for children and young people to access a range of high quality, subsidised vocal and instrumental tuition in their local area.
The programme offers performance music education in early years’ settings, childcare services and schools, which aim to open up the world of creative music making to children at pre-school level. Primary school-based vocal and instrumental tuition programmes include choral singing, strings, recorder, brass and traditional instruments for ensembles and groups. Outside of this, Music Generation Carlow works in partnership with a number of Music Rich Schools wherein every pupil from junior infants to sixth class has the opportunity to engage in performance music education. A full-school brass and wind programme takes place at secondary school level.
Music Generation Carlow is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds and the Department of Education and Skills and locally by Carlow Music Education Partnership, led by Kilkenny & Carlow Education and Training Board in partnership with Carlow Local Authorities.