Ballinteer Educate Together: Session 11 with Eamon Sweeney, musician: 5 May 2015 – Final Rehearsal

With a few hiccups now ironed out the Junior infants are sounding good!

Junior Infants are singing a selection of season-themed songs focusing on Spring & Summer. You can listen to our rehearsal here:

Senior Infants are singing a some folk songs and their self-composed ‘Solar Eclipse’ Music. You can listen to our rehearsal of ‘Solar Eclipse Music’ here:

Ballinteer Educate Together Session 2 with Eamon Sweeney, musician: 2 February 2015 – Along the path

Junior Infants

Following on from last week – more games, more skill development, more fun, more instruments. Musical games explore important concepts such as: stopping together/starting together; loud/quiet; beat & pulse; high & low pitch; timbre and… enjoyment.

Maracas

Maracas

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Infants

Playing music in a circle can help develop useful musical skills – waiting your turn; circularity of rhythms, keeping a steady beat, eye contact, awareness of each other. Today we continued our skill development with more games and listened to all the instruments in ‘Tubby the Tuba’s’ Orchestra – on a classic recording with the voice of the wonderful Danny Kaye.

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Ballinteer Educate Together Session 1 with Eamon Sweeney, musician: 26 January 2015 – Starting Off

Junior Infants

A wonderful first morning working with everybody. A morning of getting to know each other – play games and develop both our musical skills and our sense of being a musical group. Great fun!

'Grow up into the air...'

‘Grow up into the air…’

'Fairies dancing on your head'?

‘Fairies dancing on your head’?

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Infants

Lovely morning meeting the class and getting stuck into music-making. As with Junior Infants we spent time getting to know each other a bit and playing musical games to support skill development. Also heard the story of ‘Tubby the Tuba’ and his friend Peepo the Piccolo.

Musical eggs

Musical eggs

Tubby the Tuba

Tubby the Tuba