At Scoil Úna Naofa*, pupils receive free weekly violin lessons where they develop musicianship skills, learn to play violin and read music notation. Classes begin with musical games aimed at understanding music and care for posture and the instrument. Classes are given by our violin project staff, with class teacher present. At age 9 and 10 pupils are offered the opportunity to learn a second stringed instrument - viola, cello or double bass - and to be a member of the St Agnes' Junior Strings Orchestra.
*St Agnes' Primary and Scoil Colm amalgamated in 2016 to become Scoil Úna Naofa.
Learning a musical instrument and developing musicianship skills also help children develop their self-confidence, concentration, teamwork, planning and organisational skills. It improves discipline and focus. Above all children are enabled to enjoy their classes while growing personally, socially and musically. As they develop and grow they make new friends through music across the city, across the country, across generations.
The professional string tutors give the very best of instruction, and help the children with music and co-ordination skills, which build the basis of playing the instrument very well.
Scoil Úna Naofa Violin & Orchestra Project - International Award
Scoil Úna Naofa Violin & Orchestra Project, Crumlin was the recipient of the International Music Council’s (IMC) 2019 Music Rights Award.
The Music Rights Award recognises a programme, or project, that supports, in an exemplary way, the Five Music Rights proclaimed by the IMC.