Instrumental Tuition

INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL TUITION PROGRAMME                                     Meet the team

Music Generation Sligo’s vision is to facilitate the development of a sustainable framework for the delivery of group tuition in a number of centres across the county. In 2013/2014 MGS partnered with Sligo School of Rock and Sligo Academy of Music to create a tutor panel and to develop a quality and consistent Instrumental Tuition Service.

The number of tuition centres across Sligo County has increased since the establishment of the first after-school tuition programme in December 2012. Easkey in West Sligo was the first centre to be set up. Ballymote and Grange followed in September 2013.

In March 2014 MGS advertised for musicians with the necessary experience, qualifications and expertise to work with children and young people across a range of opportunities. A panel of musicians has been established from which eighteen are now directly employed by Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB on annual part-time contracts to cater for the growing demand in the Instrumental & Vocal Tuition and the Discovering Music Programmes.

A new centre was set up in Gurteen in September 2014 as well as a Brass Programme in Sligo town and MGS currently employs twelve tutors on the Instrumental & Vocal Tuition Programme in Easkey, Gurteen, Ballymote, Grange & Sligo town. MGS also delivers projects in the Avalon Centre and The C.R.I.B./Foroige, Rockwood Parade and there are a number of new projects in development in partnership with Cranmore Regeneration. MGS also draws on the wider panel of musicians for short-term projects such as Summer Camps.

Instrumental & vocal tuition is offered at each centre: 

Colaiste Iascaigh – Drums,Guitar, Keyboard

Gurteen – Harp, Cello, Vocals

Ballymote – Drums, Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard

Grange – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard

Sligo town – Uilleann Pipes



Seeking Expressions of Interest from Post-Primary Schools,Primary Schools and/or Youth Centres (Application closed for 2013/2014)

Music Generation Sligo wishes to extend the Instrumental & Vocal Tuition Programme for Beginners to additional venues from September. We are seeking expressions of interest from large Post-Primary Schools, Primary Schools and/or Youth Centres to host small group lessons for children and young people age 7-18 from September 2013 to May 2014.Instrumental Tuition will continue at Colaiste Iascaigh in partnership with the school and Sligo School of Rock.

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Instrumental Tuition Programme 2012/2013

Music Generation Sligo in partnership with Sligo School of Rock and has been providing instrumental tuition in Easkey since Winter 2012.

Music Generation Sligo (MGS) aims to provide choice of access to children and young adults in Sligo to performance music education services – that is to OPEN THE DOOR TO MUSIC no matter who you are or where you live in County Sligo.

Sligo School of Rock provides instrumental performance tuition to children and young adults in a range of Music Instruments. The instrumental tuition courses provides basic theory and instrumental technique and performance. The SSR works in rock, pop, jazz and contemporary music. The examination and accreditation programme offered by SSR is the Rock school Course catering for entry level through to Grade 8. Assessment and feedback on student progress is achieved through end of term reports and results from external examination bodies, where applicable.