Here’s a quick introduction to us if you’ve ever wondered exactly what happens in this busy wee group! The Music Box is a tiny Music School that operates as a social enterprise by offering affordable music & pairing it with community projects!
Our main areas of focus are:
- Affordable & engaging music/guitar/singing/songwriting & performance for children from early yrs on in schools & community (www.facebook.com/themusicboxschool)
- Inclusion of visual art & the well being of our children & community through art (www.facebook.com/antibullyingartexhibition)
- Encouragement for adults to write & opportunity for them to perform through our non profit events – Live & Original (www.facebook.com/liveandoriginalsessions)
- Community & Voluntary work in the arts and other areas through The Exchange which we co-founded 4 years ago. (www.facebook.com/theexchangeinishowen)
It all started with our early years music & movement class, Boogie Bugs – but as our kids grew – so did we!! Everything we do is very much inspired by classes in the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, and as the class list expanded to include singing groups and guitar lessons, school programmes & songwriting, the Old Town School continued to be an inspiration with their relaxed teaching methods, performance driven classes and opportunities for music, writing, creativity and performance at every age.
As a social enterprise, community work is a regular part of The Music Box, creating and supporting art based anti bullying projects locally and beyond, providing affordable music opportunities, running Live and Original Sessions as a support for original works by adults, and working with The Exchange Inishowen.