Calling All Schools (September 2018)
Over the years I’ve been invited to teach workshops in primary schools around Galway (such as Knocknacarra NS, Furbo NS, Scoil Ide & Scoil Bhride Menlo) and found the music to be warmly welcomed and hugely popular with both the students and the teachers. It’s wonderfully energetic and fun as well as giving a great sense of teamwork and pulling a song together with harmony. Gospel style music is both the fast moving, clapping and slow reflective singing and I teach both. Without doubt these workshops give everyone something to look forward to are all inclusive & give great benefit to all of our mental health.
My suggestion to schools is to come visit once every 4 / 6 weeks (or whatever you would like to agree to) and continue to teach throughout the academic year building a repertoire that the school can use. I work with teachers to help them carry on what I start by giving them all the resources I can to help them out. The hope would be to teach 2 songs per session which would be roughly an hour to an hour and 10 minutes long on an afternoon that suits both.
It’s a great way to finish the working week for everyone! I generally work with 4th – 6th class but I’m very happy to take in younger classes if they are interested and if their attention will hold. The more the merrier in Gospel Music.
I bring my own equipment, keyboard and I will design out a song sheet for everyone along with a chord chart for a school keyboard /piano/ guitar player.
If this is of interest to you, please let me know, slots are limited and subject to first come first served.