New instruments for School

THE Laois School of Music re-opens for another year of tuition on Monday September 10.

THE Laois School of Music re-opens for another year of tuition on Monday September 10.

Along with their well established programme of piano, guitar, strings, woodwind, drums and kindermusic, new initiatives under the Music Generation Programme will commence in the uilleann pipes (in association with Na Piobairi Uilleann), harp and brass (including trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn and euphonium).

The introduction of these instruments will compliment and enhance the provision under Laois School of Music and will be a great addition in time to the LSM’s Orchestral and Ensemble programme.

To demonstrate the new range of instruments, an open evening will be held in Portlaoise College on Thursday September 13 from 6pm to 7.30pm. Interested pupils of all ages and parents can come along to hear the various instruments played and meet the new tutors who will be working with Music Generation and the Laois School of Music.

It may also be of interest to primary and secondary principals and teachers who’d like to become involved in Music Generation Laois programmes in the future. The Laois School of Music will also be enrolling for Juniro Cert and Leaving Cert students who wish to take music as an extra subject outside of their school.

For more information on the new initiatives under Music Generation contact Rosa Flannery on 057 8674370 and for information on the Laois School of Music contact Nuala Kelly 057 8674345. People can find both on Facebook.