Simply Music (http://www.simplymusic.ie) - European Award winning Percussion Performance Workshops, incorporating Interactive Technology and Live Music Performance. They have been specifically designed to support the music curriculum for primary level for both students and teachers and are supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and approved by The Department of Education and Skills. The model has been designed to enhance learning for different cognitive styles through the introduction of technology as a learning tool. The content is based on the 3 strands of the primary school curriculum for music:
1. Listening and Responding
In November 2011 Simply Music received a "Highly Commended" European Award for its use of Technology in Education as part of the MEDEA Awards Ceremony, which took place during the Media & Learning Conference 2011 in Brussels.
This European competition rewards excellence and creativity in media in education and this year the competition attracted 115 entries from 28 countries.
This video submitted was created initially as part-fulfillment of an M.Sc in Education and Training Management (E-Learning) in Dublin City University 2009-2011, receiving a First Class Honours Degree.
Aim of the MEDEA Awards:
The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
The MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media 2011 honour the best entry submitted by teachers, students, learners, parents, professors, individual or organisational representatives in primary education, secondary education, higher education, adult education, vocational education and/or training.
As a result of winning the Highly Commended Award, Simply Music was recently approached by MEDEA2020 (http://www.medea2020.eu/news/project/march-issue-media-learning-news-promotes-medea2020-workshops) regarding European CPD development.
Simply Music delivered its 6th consecutive year of In-Service Teacher Training courses in The National Concert Hall, Ireland, August 13th - 17th, 2012:
This year we were delighted to have MEDEA2020 (http://www.medea2020.eu/) on board and hope to work with them in Belgium, next summer.
Simply Music is delighted to have been accepted onto Dublin City Council’s Artists’ Panel 2012 and looks forward to new projects in the year ahead.
Workshops can be tailored to suit your organisations requirements and we will work with you to plan a series of workshops or a single work as required.
Paul Maher, M.Sc in Education & Training Management (E-Learning)
Mobile: +353 (01) 2856162
Tel: +353 (0)87 2227718