What Teachers Have to Say about Simply Music
... plus a Few Comments from the Children too!
“They learned aspects of all the strands in the music curriculum.” ...
“It is without doubt the best music workshop we have had in the school.” ...
“Aspects of the music curriculum that teachers are reluctant to
engage with were covered so well.”
Michael Shanley, Principal, St. Patricks Senior National School, Corduff, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
“Students get more out of this workshop, both musically & confidence wise, than they would achieve in a classroom after a whole year of music instruction.
The results are immeasurable.” ...
“As someone who is involved in music education, I can say that this is,
without a doubt, the best music workshop I have seen for some time
yet there is a great need for more workshops like this.”
Clodagh Kenny, Music Teacher, St. Patricks Senior National School, Corduff, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

“I can unreservedly recommend Simply Music to any school – absolutely fantastic programme. The combination of practical hands-on workshops with the computer software/technology is instantly appealing to children (& teachers!)”
Ger Murphy, Principal, St. Olaf's, Balally, Dundrum, Dublin 16

“Simply amazing – benefits almost immeasurable.”
Mary Elizabeth Price, Principal, Scoil Mhuire, Sandymount, Dublin 4
“Following a highly successful few days of “Simply Music” workshops in our school,
I would like to congratulate you (The Arts Council) on the sponsorship of this programme ... In this project the marrying of true curriculum development with the use of ICT to enhance the area of music is truly a wonderful support to schools.
... I would like to commend the vision of those who have backed this project and
make a plea for this kind of support to continue.”
(Excerpt from Supporting letter to the Arts Council)
Caroline Quinn, Principal, Our Lady of Good Counsel Girls’ School,
Johnstown, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
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“The screen was wonderful. It turned something complicated (to me) into something very concrete & “doable”. I would usually run a mile from I.T. but can see its value here.”
Marita Keegan, Teacher, St. Olaf’s National School, Dundrum, Dublin 14.
“Absolutely excellent .... an excellent resource.
I would like to see this programme in I.T. in schools”.
Sr. Bernadette Sweeney, Principal, St. Agnes’ Primary School, Crumlin, Dublin 12
“... following the rhythms on screen was excellent for pupils!
…I loved the programme, particularly the simplicity of using the technology.”
Breda Nugent, Teacher, Scoil Mhuire, Sandymount, Dublin 4
“Experience of working with instruments, absolute fun and enjoyment as part of learning, performance was pinnacle of work done beforehand.” ...
“The Special Needs children took part with the 3rd & 5th class for the Simply Music performance workshop and I was astounded at the achievement.”
Moira Bennett, Principal, Scoil Chaitriona, Coolock, Dublin 5
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“Welcome to 2008!! – children of the technology era – they loved the technology
part of the workshop – very with it!!” ...
“A Wonderful Workshop – very well thought out and executed!”
M.Matthews / Ms. Sheehan, Teachers, Johnstown G.N.S. Cabinteely, Dublin 18
“It was very valuable to the students because the workshop incorporated all the areas covered in the New Curriculum.” ...
“A very clear and constructive workshop. The children had a great time and learnt a lot about rhythm and playing instruments in a group.”
Caroline O'Donnell, Teacher, Johnstown G.N.S. Cabinteely, Dublin 18

“Children could play music independently – didn't have to be told what to do
– very clear for child when / what to play.” ...
“I was amazed by the sound/music the children created ...
It was absolutely brilliant – quite amazing!!”
Orla Kilea, Teacher, Scoil Chaitriona, Coolock, Dublin 5

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