Music Generation Louth is a music education service for children and young people that provides a range of opportunities throughout the county for children and young people to learn music. It is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
What is the Louth Music Education Partnership?
The Louth Music Education Partnership manages Music Generation Louth and is a subcommittee of the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board. It is made up of representatives from the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board, Louth County Council, Ceol Oirghialla, Section of Music, Dundalk Institute of Technology, local music promoters, the local primary school sector and the PPMTA (Post Primary Music Teachers’ Association).
The Partnership was established in 2010 to take a strategic approach to the development of music education for children and young people in the county.
The Partnership commissioned extensive research on music provision for children and young people in Louth. The information informed the development of the Louth MEP’s strategic plan and proposal to Music Generation for seed funding to set up a coordinated and comprehensive music service for the county. In May 2011, it was announced that Louth was one of the first three counties selected for participation in the programme.
Where is Music Generation Louth based?
Music Generation Louth’s offices are located on the first floor of the Continuing Education Programme, Louth and Meath Education and Training Board, Chapel St, Dundalk, Co Louth.
Who funds Music Generation Louth?
Music Generation Louth now receives 50% of its funding from the Department of Education and Skills. The remaining 50% is made up of income fees and local partnership support provided by Create Louth and the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board.
What does Music Generation Louth offer?
Music Generation Louth offers:
• After-school music classes at its regional centres in Ardee, Cooley, Dundalk, Drogheda and Dunleer.
• Musical Ensembles – harp, guitar, string orchestras, wind open to all children and young people.
• A range of programmes for schools – from preschool through to post primary schools.
How does my child get involved?
All children and young people can participate in Music Generation Louth by signing up for lessons at one of our regional centres and/or by joining one of our ensembles. Full details are available in the Music Classes section of the website.
Who teaches with Music Generation Louth?
All our music teachers have been selected through and interview and audition process. A list of those currently working with us is available here.
””Our experience of the programme has been very positive. It enjoys 99% support of pupils/parents. Real tangible results. ”