Discovering Music

The overarching aim of this subsidised pre-instrumental programme is to provide young children with an introduction to the world of music and to offer teachers examples of classroom-based music education activities in practice.

The Programme is delivered by specialist Music Generation Sligo tutors employed by Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB.

Schools can select from a choice of the following programmes:

  • 14 Weeks from September-December
  • 14 Weeks from January – May
  • 20 Weeks from September to March

Weekly sessions of 1 hour per class to include:

  • Warm-Up Games
  • Rhythm, Singing & Melody activity
  • Listening and Responding to music activity
  • Musical Movement
  • Music-related arts and crafts activity
  • Story-telling through music
  • Improvisation and Composition
  • Introduction to note reading and writing
  • Introduction to various instruments.

A bank of general percussive instruments and teaching aids are used in the sessions.   The programme commences with an induction session for teachers with Music Generation Sligo tutors in early September in Sligo Education Centre

The programme is part-subsidised by the Music Generation National Programme.   Music Generation Sligo requires a school contribution for the programme and schools can decide whether the contribution will be payable by parents, fundraising,school funds or a combination of these methods at the school’s discretion.

Email for more information: [email protected]

Meet our tutors


The following schools and organisations are taking part in the 20 Week Discovering & Performing Music Programme 2017/2018

Ransboro N.S, Knocknahur, Co. Sligo

St Aidan’s N.S, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo

St Patrick’s N.S, Maugherow, Co. Sligo

Scoil Bhride Carns, Moneygold, Co. Sligo

St Brendan’s N.S, Cartron Point, Sligo

St Edward’s N.S, Ballytivnan, Sligo

Our Lady of Mercy N.S, Pearse Road, Sligo

Kilross N.S, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo

St Teresa’s N.S, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo

Holy Family N.S, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

SN Naomh Sheosaimh, Kilmactranny Co. Sligo

SN Eanna Carraroe, Sligo

Scoil Ursula, Strandhill Road, Sligo,

Sooey NS, Co. Sligo

St Joseph’s N.S, Templeboy, Co. Sligo

St John’s N.S, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo

Scoil Chroi Naofa, Bunninadden, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Coolbock N.S, Riverstown, Co. Sligo

St Mary’s N.S, Kilrusheighter, Co. Sligo

St John’s N.S, Temple Street, Sligo

Achonry N.S, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

Culfadda N.S, Culfadda, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Castlegal, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo

Rathcormac N.S, Co. Sligo

Carns N.S, Gurteen, Co. Sligo

Drimina N.S, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

Kilglass N.S, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

Cloghogue N.S, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo

Scoil Naomh Molaise, Grange, Co. Sligo

Sligo School Project, Abbeyquarter, Sligo

Rockfield N.S, Coolaney, Co. Sligo

St Joseph’s N.S, Culleens, Co. Sligo

Dromore West Central N.S, Co. Sligo

Carbury N.S, The Mall, Sligo

Strandhill N.S, Co. Sligo