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22KESC306 The Magic of Music – A Cross-Curricular approach to Music


Monday 4th July – Friday 8th July 2022 from 9.30am-2pm (Face-to-Face)

This face-to-face course is facilitated by Catherine Dunphy, a qualified teacher at primary and secondary level and an expert at teaching primary music. It covers all strands of the primary curriculum from Junior Infants to Sixth Class with exciting age-appropriate modules, unique ideas and clear supporting notes. Catherine also has extensive experience teaching special needs groups and classes and the course will include ideas of how to use music therapy with certain children in an engaging and interesting way. This course is for teachers both with musical experience and knowledge and those who have basic skills only. 

The following topics will be covered throughout the week: 

  • African music and drumming 
  • Blues, Jazz, Gospel music using songs/DVD's/movement/percussion         
  • Rap and Rock Music including use of STOMP rhythm group 
  • South American music and Samba drumming 
  • Seasonal music for Halloween/Christmas & the 4 seasons including use of soundbeams 
  • Music literacy made simple and fun with a full and clear explanation and teaching ideas for the main music notes, chords and musical terms 
  • Carnival of the animals through songs/dance/games/drama/percussion 
  • Peter and the Wolf through Songs/dance/games/drama/percussion and much more.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-07-2022 9:30 am
Event End Date 08-07-2022 2:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 5
Cut off date 21-06-2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Catherine Dunphy
Number Hours 20
Location Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot, Co. Kildare
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    Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
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