Programme Of Classes for 2017

Pupils choose 5 classes and attend each of the five for one hour each day.


A sixth choice must also be given in case other classes are full.


Class times are 10.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday, with concert performances on Friday and on Saturday morning.


Lunchtime is 1.15 - 2.15 and pupils must remain in the supervised area unless they have a signed permission slip.


The following lists provide details of class groupings and minimum requirements for all classes. See also Featured Classes



CLASS Groups      DETAILS AND LEVEL REQUIRED                      
  
PIANO OPTIONS 
Piano SoloPreliminary to Grade 8
Tutors: Frances Kelleher, Kieran Quinn, Evan Mc Garrigle, David Howard
  

Piano Master Class

Classical & Jazz

Grade 4 up - Two pupils per class

Half hour personal tuition each day - extra charge of €70

Tutors: Patrick MacBeth (Classical)  Kieran Quinn (Jazz)

  
Piano DuetsA fun activity for pianists. You will be paired based on level.
Music will be sent to you.
Grades: Prelim-Grade 8
Tutor: David Howard
  
Piano Circus

An exciting new piano ensemble that gives pupils the chance to play music,

specially arranged for a group of keyboards. From Grade 2

Tutor: Evan Mc Garrigle


 
WIND OPTIONS
 
Wind2 years tuition & able to read music
Tutor: Conor Shiel
  
BRASS OPTIONS
1 years tuition & able to read music
Tutor: Patrick MacBeth


 
STRINGS OPTIONS
 
Classical Strings2 years tuition & able to read music
Tutor: Niamh Crowley


 
VOCAL OPTIONS 
Solo Voice

No minimum requirement Ė Good entry level class
if you donít yet take music lessons

Tutors: Tine Verbeke, Sara Laughlin

  
Gospel ChoirA great chance to sing in harmony in a large group. No Level Required
Tutor: Lorna Mc Laughlin
  
Contemporary ChoirRaise the roof with a modern rock/pop classic!
Tutors: Tine Verbeke and Elaine Agnew


 
GUITAR OPTIONS 

Guitar
1 year's tuition or over 12 years old
Tutor: Mark Ponsonby
Electric Bass1 year's tuition or over 12 years old (Tutor TBA)
  
PERCUSSION OPTIONS 
Drums1 year's tuition or over 12 years old
Tutor:
  
Orchestral PercussionTry out a range of instruments
Tutor: Ronan Mc Kee
  
Xylophone
Learn to play this beautiful instrument. Piano Grade 2 up
Tutor: Ronan Mc Kee

  
Afro-CeltExhilarating ethnic rhythms
Tutor: Peter Crann

 
 
SambaExplore Brazilian sounds
Tutor: Tom Duffy


 
INSTRUMENTAL GROUP PERFORMANCE 
Symphony
Feel the joy of performing in a real orchestra.
Grade 4 in a wind, string or brass instrument.
Tutor: Elaine Agnew
  
Junior Orchestra
Grade 1 to 3
Tutor: Elaine Agnew

  
Big Jazz Band

Play in a live jazz ensemble. Grade 3 in a wind or brass instrument.
Tutor: Conor Shiel

  
CREATING ORIGINAL MUSIC 
CompositionTry your hand at writing and performing your own music!
You do not need an instrument for this class.
Tutor: Timo Cape

  
Song WritingWrite and perform a classic!
Tutors: Seamus Deveney and Finbar Doherty  

Improvisation

A fantastic way to develop your
listening skills and to perform free-style in groups
Suitable for classical, jazz Grade 
improvisation and rock musicians
Grade 4 in any instrument
instrument. Guitar and drums players should have
2 years tuition. Tutor: Timo Cape

  
Music Technology
Explore computers and music
Tutor: Jeremy Howard

Musical Minors
No minimum requirement. ( See Featured Classes ) 7 - 10 Years old
Have more fun with music! Tutor: Louise Kelly

  
ART AND DANCE OPTIONS 
DanceMove to Jazz, Modern and Afro rhythms!
Tutor: Linda Bennett

 
 
Art, Craft and DesignCreate beautiful things!!
Tutors: Anna West and Muireann Duffy


 
SEMIBREVES WORKSHOP
Morning class each day ( 10 am - 1 pm ) for children aged 6+.
Children will love to make melodies and rhythms in a fun environment.
Classes end at 1pm each day
 
Tutor: Louise Kelly




 

 

 

Each pupil must take at least one Instrumental / Vocal Class or Musical Minors.

Pupils must also meet the minimum requirements for each class and have completed any exam requirements.


PLEASE NOTE:

>  The school will endeavour to accommodate everybody in the classes of their choice.  However, classes will be grouped by age and ability and filled on a first come first served basis.  Some classes are only offered on a limited basis.  If your first choice is not available, an alternative class will be offered.

>  The Semi-Breves workshop is a half-day workshop and children must be collected at 1.00pm.

>  Students must stay on the school premises at all times, except where they have the written permission of their parent / guardian to leave.  Students who leave the premises are not covered by the school insurance policy and Donegal Summer School of Music accepts no liability for them.

>  We are very grateful to the County Donegal ETB and the Donegal Music Education Partnership for the use of their musical instruments