Welcome to a new school year!
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 by Therese Porter | Uncategorized
Welcome back to our returning students and hello to our new students!
New school year start dates
The new academic year starts today, Wednesday, 1st September in East Glendalough School, Wicklow town and on Monday, 6th September in Newcastle Parish Centre. There are 32 weeks of lessons in EGS and 34 weeks of lessons in NPC. The Musical Theatre course begins on 1st October and runs over 29 weeks in NPC.
All instrumental tuition is running ON-SITE. But I hasten to add that our students/parents must agree to a default of online delivery should lockdown conditions return.
New Musical Theatre course
We have an exciting new Musical Theatre course this year. The course will build confidence in stage acting and vocal expression. Activities and exercises are designed to draw out the individual in a safe, nurturing, and happy environment. The course provides an opportunity for participants to learn techniques that preserve the voice and develop natural resonance across all of the individual vocal range. It will provide practical training to prepare for the Leaving Certificate Practical Voice and for 3rd level courses in the Performing Arts. This course is more suited to students aged 12 years and older. For more information log onto our website.
Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Maura as she has taken on a full-time assignment in Bray this year. We were so blessed to have her and wish her the best in her new venture. However, we are delighted to announce our two new tutors.
Darragh Hennessy will be taking the Wednesday schedule. Darragh is a mild-mannered and very warm person who has trained in classical technique and completed a degree in Jazz performance at the Newpark School.
Eoin Fallon will be taking the Saturday schedule. Eoin comes from Westmeath and is a keen and passionate musician. He has been a music teacher for the past six years and has experience in both piano and flute tuition. Eoin was the recipient of many scholarships from both the RIAM and UCD Symphony Orchestra. Eoin offers tuition in Piano, Musicianship, Ensemble and Composition.
We are launching a competition soon for enrolled students with the winner receiving a massive €200 discount from Term 2 fees.
School Community and Workshops
As a member of our community, you have access to workshops, concerts, end-of-term assessments, access to a library of books, access to the school software which allows you to check your scheduled lessons, payments made to the school, check attendance, use of the Practice log, the opportunity to interact with your tutor through notes, to name just a few benefits.
We have two FREE (for enrolled students only) online events planned for Term 1 so far.
· Parenting and Music Practice – a discussion with parenting mentor Anne Brannick (this event ties in with our fabulous new competition, more details to follow) and
· Musical Expression with RIAM examiner and WSMD tutor Rachel Factor.
More details will follow on these two events.
Don’t forget to logon to our website, review our Registration conditions and sign the Registration form – we need an up-to-date form for each student before lessons can commence.
Best wishes everyone!
Kerry & staff