Courses

Kindergarten

The earlier a child is exposed to music the better the long term benefits. As such, the first course we offer at the Music School of Meath is designed with very young children in mind. Children can start attending this course from the age of two.

A child’s first experience with music is of paramount importance and will influence his/her musical journey. To this end, we have created an enjoyable and nurturing environment by making our classes not only educational but also fun for both pupils and parents alike.

Age appropriate material, including singing games and dances, are used to awaken in the child a sense of musicality. In addition to the educational benefits, this group class also provides a much needed social outlet for very young children.

Music kindergarten has been developed bearing in mind that all children are born musical, and that parents play a crucial role in nurturing their child’s musical development. In this course children are grouped according to age and one parent/guardian will be present and involved with their child during the class.

Our kindergarten programme is of great benefit to children wishing to move on to learn musicianship and an instrument at a later stage and it offers solid musical foundations for the pre-instrumental course.

Pre-Instrumental

Following on from music kindergarten, where the child has subconsciously acquired the fundamentals of music understanding, the pre-instrumental course is the next exciting and fun-filled stage.

During this course your child will acquire all the musical tools necessary to begin learning an instrument. By using voice and movement the child will develop musical intonation and motor co-ordination, in parallel to musical appreciation and creativity. It is at this stage that the child will start to become familiar with musical notation, rhythm, improvisation, composition and, by the end of the programme, will be able to notate short musical extracts.

The pre-instrumental course is a compulsory two-year course for every child wishing to learn piano at the Music School of Meath.

Musicianship

Musicianship classes begin at post pre-instrumental level and continue to leaving certificate/diploma level. These theoretical classes include ear training, dictation, sight-singing, improvisation and composition.

The musicianship programme is designed both to enrich the study of an instrument and to help pupils prepare for Junior and Leaving Certificate school music examinations.

Not only an essential tool for practical music composition and performance, a good knowledge of musicianship also helps the child to develop transferable skills to other disciplines such as structured thinking, communication and arithmetics as well as encouraging a true appreciation of all forms of art.

Piano Tuition

At the Music School of Meath we believe that instrumental instruction is of utmost importance in teaching music. By creating a nurturing atmosphere tailored to the pupil’s own learning style and ability, our team of teachers assess individual technical strengths and weaknesses thereby ensuring the optimal progress of each student.

A strong musical and pedagogical relationship between teacher and pupil is the primary focus of instrumental tuition at the Music School of Meath, where each teacher endeavors to bring the best out of each student.

Junior & Leaving Certificate

The Music School of Meath has a proven track record in helping students achieve their potential in the Junior and Leaving Certificate music examinations. Students are encouraged to develop their knowledge, creativity and confidence, by way of exam focused learning, to maximize their exam outcomes.