St. Cronan's Boys' National School

Music Generation Programme

Music Generation Programme

We are delighted that St. Cronan's can continue to be part of the Music Generation Programme in Co. Wicklow. The programme has been run in the school since 2012. So many of our pupils have benefitted so richly from this programme and from the top class tutors who are working with them.

There are three separate groupings for the delivery of this programme in St. Cronan's:

  • Small Group Tuition - There are over 60 pupils learning guitar, over 25 learning piano along with violin, cello and tin whistle lessons going on also.
  • Whole Class Tuition - Ms. Kelly's 5th Class are all learning the violin, having started last year in 4th class.
  • Foundation Music - Music Generation is being introduced in a 15-week block to our 1st Classes, and our 2nd Classes are learning the bodhrán for the year.

About Music Generation

Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme. Initiated by Music Network and funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds, Music Generation aims to help children and young people to access music education in their own locality. This programme is locally provided within a national framework.

"As a band, we believe music tuition should be available to anyone who wants it, whatever their background. We want to help to make this happen for Ireland’s children and young people - our ‘music generation’ of the future. We hope that Music Generation will inspire Ireland’s young musicians, who might not otherwise get access to such valuable teaching. We are delighted to see the progress of Music Generation and to be involved in this much-needed initiative for Ireland.”

- U2: Adam, Bono, Larry & The Edge

Music Generation is a wonderful opportunity for thousands of children and young people to access music education. It will enhance and enrich quality of life; nurture the careers of musicians; empower the musical life of communities and energise partnerships among the public, private, community and voluntary sectors. This will be done in the spirit of making music education happen throughout Ireland.

"What we want to do is really simple. We just want to make sure that everyone,whatever their background, gets access to music tuition. That’s the idea."

- Bono

Learn more about the Music Generation Programme in Co. Wicklow

Aug 29
School Reopens
Oct 28
Mid-Term Break - School Closed
Nov 04
School Reopens
Dec 20
Christmas Holidays - Half Day @ 11.50am
Third and Fourth Classes plant a hazel sapling to celebrate National Tree Day 2023.
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01 286 0440
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