For anyone that might not be familiar with what happens at The Music Box, here’s a wee intro to our classes and what we’re all about! With new classes registering now for September in Buncrana & Drumfries, it’s a great time to bring music into your child’s life!
The Music Box is a social enterprise that offers affordable music classes and pairs it with community projects throughout the year! Each of our classes are described below, and we have music for babies up to great great grandparents! We also have camps in singing, guitar & ukulele as well as seasonal workshops throughout the year for children, but we fit in lots of music for grown up s as well! Here’s all the info on our performance based children’s classes x
Wee Glee Singers/Sliabh Sneacht Singers.
These groups are amazing – affordable and lively, they are performance based singing groups that perform at their own Christmas and Summer shows, as well as smaller appearances at charity and community events throughout the year. We focus on technique, confidence and collaboration, and respect and appreciation for performance of all levels. We have loads of solos, harmonies and everyone shares a great experience – learning so much while having a great time, and building life long memories and friends! As with all our groups, we endeavour to keep costs low, so there are no big surprises along the way – just the cost of classes and the option to buy our t-shirt/hoodie. WEE GLEE meets in The Exchange in Buncrana on Wednesdays 5-6pm, and SLIABH SNEACHT SINGERS meet in Drumfries on Tuesdays 5-6pm
Guitar Academy, beginners
We try to accommodate beginners every year, and this year beginners will meet in The Exchange in Buncrana on Thursdays at 4pm. We try hard to learn a few basic chords in the first couple of months so that by Halloween we’re starting to put a few tunes together to keep the kids interested instead of just looking at chord sheets! Again, we are focused on the music and performance – but in a group class, we are always good to each other and supportive, fostering the confidence to play in front of each other, and eventually our families and friends.
Guitar Academy, Improvers
Whether you’re returning after the Summer break, or have lapsed in your playing for a while, we have groups at various levels of playing so we can find the right fit for you and you’ll be very welcomed back to guitar playing!! Get in touch to discuss where your child’s playing level lies and we’ll get to work! VARIOUS TIMES, PM FOR DETAILS
Boogie Bugs 3-6yrs
This is where it all begins! Our youngest drop off class that is full of life, sound, colour and movement! We do it all in this group, and lay the foundations for a life long love of music, singing, playing, songwriting and performing. We explore the sounds of many instruments and enjoy all kinds of songs and dances, as well as the opportunity to take to the stage in a non pressured way to protect those tiny musicians of the future from stage fright 🙂 This class meets on Wednesdays 4-5pm in Buncrana.