Music Generation Wicklow has developed a Pre-school Music Programme Stepping Tones which is now available to Early Years organisations throughout Co. Wicklow.
In 2013/2014 we delivered this programmes as a pilot to ascertain the level of interest and this specifically tailored programme has now delivered music to over 500 young children in the county.
The Preschool Music Programme gives children between 2 years and 5 years of age the opportunity to develop new skills including listening, responding, performance and composition through music. It also focuses on developing confidence and communication skills through music games, playing instruments and movement.
The programme is delivered by specialist early-years music tutors and aims to build confidence and expertise within preschool staff so that musical activity can continue after participation in the programme is completed.
A fully qualified music tutor is assigned to deliver workshops over a 6 week period at selected preschools. Each workshop is 40 minutes in duration with a maximum of 10 children per class. The fee structure is €200 per class group for 6 lessons.
Early Years centres can apply to participate as often as they wish and many centres have already availed of the programme on several occasions.
We are currently enrolling for our September programme so early booking is advisable.