Music Generation



Music Generation Leitrim is managed by Leitrim Music Education Partnership, led by Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board and Leitrim County Council in partnership with a range of organisations and groups in the county including youth and education services, arts centres and organisations and a range of music education providers.

The programme is delivered by a specialist Music Generation Leitrim tutor, who works with each group for 30 minutes on a weekly basis, in a whole class setting.

Music Generation take children on a wonderful musical adventure that is tailored to suit everyone regardless of their age or musical background. Ukulele may be included as part of the programme from 2nd class upwards.

Students explore the world of music through the voice which includes learning various vocal techniques such as articulation, breathing exercises, voice projection, clarity and pronunciation as well as other useful performance and singing techniques including posture and the art of learning to sing in a group. Along with song singing other class activities will include:

  • Musical games

  • Listening and moving/responding to music

  • Have fun with body percussion

  • An opportunity to explore class room percussion instruments

  • Read and write music through staff notation and tonic solfa

  • An introduction to a variety of orchestral instruments

  • Instrument making

These activities will create awareness and teach children about basic concepts such as –

  • Pitch – High/Low

  • Tempo – Fast/Slow

  • Dynamics – Loud/soft


The above activities develop children musically and prepare them for instrumental tuition. Children respond to a wide range of musical styles and genres of music. It enables confidence building through performing, and through musical games it enhances the rapport between students as well as allowing the students to express themselves creatively.

 While the emphasis is on learning to enjoy and appreciate listening to all styles of music, these musical games can also help increase concentration, cognitive and memory skills.