Imagine if every child and young person in Ireland could grow up as part of a community where they could experience inclusion, creativity, diversity and empowerment through music. Music Generation is a national partnership programme whose mission is to create inspiring experiences for children and young people through music. Together, the team at Music Generation strives to transform children and young people’s lives by giving them opportunities to create, play and perform music in their own communities and on their own terms.


FIND OUT MORE Transforming Lives & Communities Through Music OUR PROGRAMMES Helping children and
young people access vocal and instrumental tuition across Galway County
OUR PROGRAMMES Enabling Children aged
0-18 to Develop Their Creativity
OUR PROGRAMMES Creating pathways to development and unique music performance opportunities for children and young people… OUR PROGRAMMES for a brighter future!

What do we offer in Galway?/Cad a chuirimid ar fáil i nGaillimh?

  • Instrumental & vocal classes / Ranganna uirlise & gutha
  • Band, ensemble & orchestral tuition / Teagasc ar fáil i gceol banna, ceolfhóirneach & ensemble
  • Pre-school, after-school, primary & secondary school music programmes / 
  • Cláir cheoil réamhscoile, iarscoile, bunscoile & meánscoile
  • Bespoke Special Education Needs programmes / Cláir Saincheaptha d’Oideachas Riachtanas Speisialta
  • Master classes, workshops & music camps / Máistir-ranganna, ceardlanna & campaí ceoil
  • Evening & weekend music classes/hubs (at local venues) / Ranganna/moil cheoil tráthnónta & deireadh seachtaine (ag ionaid áitiúla)
  • Multi-genre tuition (rock, pop, hip hop, classical, trad etc) /  Teagasc ilseánra (rac, popcheol, hip hop, clasaiceach, traidisiúnta etc.)
  • Song writing & music technology programmes /  Cláir scríbhneoireachta amhrán agus teicneolaíochta ceoil
  • Instrumental & vocal classes trí gaeilge /  Ranganna ceoil agus gutha trí Ghaeilge
  • Opportunities to perform & ‘jam’ with other young people, start a band & more! / Deiseanna le bheith ar stáitse & seisiúin jeamála le daoine óga eile, tús a chur le banna & tuilleadh!

Who we offer tuition to?/Cé dó a dtairgimid teagasc?

Children and young people from 0-18 years of age throughout Galway county and in particular to those who have difficulty accessing performance music education in their locality. / Leanaí agus daoine óga ó 0-18 bliain d’aois ar fud Chontae na Gaillimhe, agus go háirithe dóibh siúd a mbíonn sé deacair orthu oideachas ceoil taibhithe/ar stáitse a fháil ina gceantar féin.

Where can you find us?/Cá bhfuil teacht orainn?

Music Generation offers tuition at a variety of locations throughout Galway. The number of schools and venues we operate in continues to grow. Feel free to make contact with us to see if Music Generation is in your area. Indeed if you feel your area could benefit from what we offer, we would be happy to hear from you also. 

Music Generation also undertakes its own Summer Camps at a variety of locations throughout Galway. / Cuireann Music Generation teagasc ar fáil in áiteanna éagsúla ar fud na Gaillimhe. Tá líon na scoileanna agus na n-ionad a mbímid ag obair iontu ag fás i gcónaí. Ná bíodh leisce ort teagmháil a dhéanamh linn le fáil amach an bhfuil Music Generation i do cheantar. Go deimhin, má bhraitheann tú go bhféadfadh do cheantar leas a bhaint as an méid a chuirimid ar fáil, bheadh muid sásta cloisteáil uait chomh maith.

Tugann Music Generation faoina gCampaí Samhraidh féin ag láithreacha éagsúla ar fud na Gaillimhe. 

Our Programmes

Music Generation Galway County run a variety of programmes including:

Lán Le Ceol

4-12 years
A child-centred performance music education approach for Junior Infants – 6th Class which engages children in active music-making in primary school settings through singing activities, games, rhythm, solfége and improvisation encouraging independent music-making from an early age.
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13-18 years
A popular music access programme for teenagers providing tuition in a range of instruments and vocals as well as ensemble playing, creating opportunities for participants to meet like-minded musicians and form bands and write their own music.
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The Ukulele Programme

The focus of the HUM 'N' STRUM programme is to allow children and young people to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of music performance. They do this while learning to play ukulele individually and collectively with their peers in a whole class setting.
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SENERGY is a music programme designed for children and young people with Special Education Needs.
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SEODA na Gaillimhe is a new trad-based orchestra for children across Galway county.
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Symphonic Schools

8-18 years
A mixed instrumental tuition programme for schools enabling children and young people to play in chamber groups from an early stage of learning an instrument.
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Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra

Symphonic Waves is an exciting new youth orchestra for the West of Ireland, inspiring young musicians to achieve their highest musical potential.
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An Introduction to Traditional Music

TRADAVARIOUS is a primary and after-school programme for children from Junior Infants to 6th Class delivered by Music Generation Galway County. The various elements of Irish trad music are explored in a fun and engaging way.
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PULSE is a bespoke percussion programme designed by Music Generation Galway County for Transition Year students.
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Music Generation Galway County is pleased to announce its Galway Schools’ Choir initiative. Participating school classes drawn from different schools will be given expert tuition from our Musician Educator team in the area of group singing.
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Uilleann Pipes Tuition Programme

10-18 years
Music Generation Galway County’s Uilleann Pipes tuition programme is delivered in partnership with Na Píobairí Uilleann. It is currently running in two locations – Inverin and Corr Na Móna and is delivered through both English and Irish.
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The Music Hubs are our exciting new project for children and young people in Galway County– one in the East of the county and one in the West! The music hubs, are based in Ballinasloe and Clifden and offer affordable weekly music lessons to young people ages 6 to 17 delivered by Music Generation Galway County’s talented and highly-trained Musician Educators.
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An Introduction to the basics of musicianship

A flexible musicianship and instrumental tuition programme designed to inspire young musicians. It will instil a love and understanding of music in the minds of students at a young age.
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PROTEK is a Music Technology programme for Transition Year students delivered by Music Generation Galway County. This programme is designed to introduce students to the basics of music recording, editing and production while using production software.
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Transforming Lives & Communities Through Music.

Is cuid de Music Generation, Clár Oideachais Ceoil Náisiúnta na hÉireann, é Music Generation Chontae na Gaillimhe. Tá sé mar aidhm ag Music Generation saol leanaí agus daoine óga a shaibhriú trí rochtain a thabhairt dóibh ar oideachas ceoil thaibhithe ar ardchaighdeán ar phraghas níos ísle. Is é a mháthairchuideachta, Music Network, a thionscain Music Generation agus tá sé á mhaoiniú ag U2, Cistí na hÉireann, an Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna agus Comhpháirtíochtaí Áitiúla Oideachais Ceoil (féach rialachas).

Tá Music Generation Chontae na Gaillimhe ina chuid de líonra náisiúnta agus tá sé á bhainistiú agus á mhaoiniú go háitiúil ag Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna na Gaillimhe agus Ros Comáin (GRETB), i gcomhpháirt le comhpháirtithe maoinithe áitiúla eile, Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe, Forbairt Tuaithe na Gaillimhe, Tusla, Foróige, Youth Work Ireland agus Involve.

Music Generation Galway County is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high-quality, subsidised performance music education. Established by its parent company Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships (see governance). 

As part of a national network, Music Generation Galway County is managed and funded locally by Galway and Roscommon Education & Training Board (GRETB), with other local funding partners Galway County Council, Galway Rural Development, Tusla, Foróige, Youth Work Ireland and Involve.  

News / Events

Find out about our latest news and events here!

Special Collaboration for A St. Patrick’s Festival Celebration

Music Generation Galway County’s Special Collaboration for A St. Patrick’s Festival Celebration Music Generation Galway County’s Symphonic Waves united with Galway Traditional Orchestra had a very special collaborative performance which  broadcasted on St Patrick’s Night on RTÉ One television as part of A St. Patrick’s Festival Celebration.

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New Music Development Officer

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board together with Music Generation National Development Office are pleased to announced the appointment of Eric Cunningham as Musical Development Officer to Music Generation Galway County.   As an Event & Show Producer Eric has worked across 6 continents

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Symphonic Waves November News Round Up

Cheolfhoireann Óg Symphonic Waves Nuacht de Samhain With rehearsing in person on pause for Symphonic Waves, activities have moved online.  6 of the members are working with renowned Northern Irish composer Brian Irvine to compose a suite of pieces which will be performed by Symphonic Waves in the

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