Music tuition at the Learning Hub is supported by Limerick School of Music and Music Generation. These music lessons are designed to get children involved in music as early as possible providing them with a basic grounding in basic music (Junior Music Classes) or the instrument of their choice (Senior Music). Children can then choose if they want to go on and study music in one of the city’s many music academies.
Children between four and seven years of age learn about a wide range of musical disciplines: singing, harmony, music appreciation, rhythm, percussion and song-writing. They get together and learn about different kinds of music, develop their singing and pitch as well as identifying different instruments, learn to write simple songs and get a general feel for music. Run in conjunction with the Junior Art programme, young children get a full introduction to both disciplines in a fun environment.
Children who complete the Junior Music Programme as wells as those children aged over eight years of age who sign up are then offered the chance to choose an instrument. The instrumental classes are designed to get young people comfortable with their new instrument, to learn the basics of how it works and how to play simple pieces. However, this is only an introductory programme. If the child wishes to take the instrument seriously and take their learning to a serious level they will then be encouraged to pursue their instrument in one of the full-time music tuition institutions in Limerick.
The Learning Hub has strong links with Limerick School of Music and has worked in partnership with others such as the Redemptorist School of Music and Peter Dee Academy. We also encourage children who have come through our music programmes to get involved in Music Generation.