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 of €400 per class per 14 weeks/€550 per class for 20 weeks.   Schools can decide whether the contribution will be payable by parents, fundraising, school funds or a combination of these methods at the school’s discretions.

Email for more information: [email protected]

Meet our tutors


The following schools and organisations are taking part in the 14 and 20 week Discovering Music Programme