Teacher’s Guidebook

    Look inside to see some sample pages


    This book was written in conjunction with a course given to schools in the Connemara area. The course was given from January 2013 to June 2013. Then schools that took part in this pilot project were Ballyconneely, Cashel, Cleggan, Eagles’ Nest, Leenane, Letterfrack and Tully. The book is both a summary and an enhancement of the course and also a supplement to the material taught. Special thanks to all the teachers in this area for their feedback and encouragement.

    This teachers’ guide is the first in a series of books introducing music to young children. It is a companion to the Junior and Senior Infants book Music Is Fun! and will work well if both books are used together.

    It introduces the young child to aspects of rhythm, pitch, melody and composition.

    The children’s workbook is designed to be used and reused again and again, firstly through the aural experience that gently leads the child to perform, while learning rhythm names, and gradually to be able to write, using stick notation for simple rhythmic patterns.

    In the hands of a stimulating teacher this will prove a very useful book for your school.

    Enjoy working with it!

    Sr Karol O’Connell OSB MA
    Kylemore Abbey