So Mi!

Fun music-making for young children

Give your child the chance to take first steps in music!

‘So Mi!’ is a fun music group for children aged 3 – 6 years which happens in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny every Tuesday from 2.30pm to 3.15pm. Cost – €5 per session. Leading the activities is Ellen Quinn, a piano teacher, mum and all-round friendly person with a big interest in music and children. There are usually between seven and ten children in the group. More are welcome!

If you’d like more details, please email us at musiceducation@donegaletb.ie or phone us on 07491 76293.

Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class ages

So Mi! is a series of music lessons where children enjoy music-making while learning about the rudiments of music. Classes are relaxed yet structured so that children can learn about many of the fun elements of music before they might formally learn an instrument.

Class activities

 

  • Tonal development (singing in tune)
  • Pulse development (keeping time)
  • Group and individual singing
  • Musical games
  • Ensemble activities
  • Instrument identification
  • Dance and movement

Benefits

So MI! classes can benefit your child in many ways. It helps prepare children to take up an instrument or singing, and helps them decide on what instrument to learn. The classes also help children to socialise, make friends and to enjoy music-making – good for a lifetime!

Small Class Sizes

Classes are delivered in a supportive environment to help build confidence and self-esteem. With group sizes of around eight participants (10 for Juniors), children have the benefit of group learning yet still receive individual attention. We’ll put on additional classes if we need to.

Methodology

Teaching approaches are influenced by the Kodaly and Dalcroze methods. Classes are grouped according to the child’s school class i.e. Junior Infants, Senior Infants or First Class.

Contact the DMEP for more information on So Mi! Email musiceducation@donegaletb.ie or phone 07491 76293