Oh hello there, have we met??

musiFor 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.mic1
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. guitarsWe 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 cropped-boogiebugsjpeg1.jpg
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.

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SEPTEMBER – classes registering now!

858d6ea41b24557165d8d005c1912d34Thanks to those that have already booked places in our classes in September!  Here are the classes still accepting new students, and then below that are more details about those classes including times.

Please note, All classes this year will be pay weekly for September, before moving to monthly payments from October.  Existing students please pm to confirm places from last year.

 

Guitar Academy, age 6 +, beginners and improvers in The Exchange, Buncrana.

Wee Glee Singers, age 6+ in The Exchange.

Boogie Bugs 3-6yrs in The Exchange.

Sliabh Sneacht Singers, age 6+ in the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries.

Guitar Academy, age 6+, improvers only in the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries.

Wee Glee Singers/Sliabh Sneacht Singers.  musi

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

guitarsWe 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 3-6yrscropped-boogiebugsjpeg1.jpg

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.

August – Mini Music Makers workshops, Ukulele Summer Camp & Sea Songs!

We’ve got musiyou covered for those long end of Summer days with brilliant fun days of music, crafts and learning!

Our Ukulele Summer Camp is coming up on August 9th and 10th, & our Mini Music Makers Workshops continue on Saturdays, with a special two day event coming up on August 11th & 12th!  All happening right here in Buncrana!

We’re also taking part in a wonderful Heritage Week event – ‘Under The Sea’ on August 19th 3-5pm.  There are wonderful props and costumes, great sets and dances, parades and music!  We’re joining in to sing some great sea tunes courtesy of The Beatles – with our renditions of Octopusses Garden & Yellow Submarine!  We invite all children aged 6+ to join us for an hour from 1-2pm on August 12 in The Exchange Buncrana to learn the songs, and then we’ll join the festivities on August 19th in town.

Our Ukulele Summer Camp has limited spaces remaining and is open to children (sorry adults!).  We’ll meet for two hours on each of the two days of the camp, and by the end we’ll understand the basics of ukulele chords and have worked on some tunes. It’s a great starter instrument, or a brilliant way to add a second instrument and they are so affordable – available to buy from about €20!!  Music for everyone!

Our Mini Music Makers events are booked out every week, and include two hours of music and crafts for ages 3-6, with snack provided.  We sing and dance, play with instruments and parachutes, and take to the stage with microphones to perform for us also.  Please get in touch if you’d like to join us on the last few remaining Saturdays of the month (10am – 12), or indeed for our two day workshop on 11th/12th August (10am – 12 on both days), where we’ll get to work with clay over the two days, as well as all our musical fun.  Music helps so much with confidence, coordination, and collaboration.  We take turns, we appreciate our friends performances and lay the foundations for musicians, singers and songwriters of the future!