Music is a language and the study of theory enables us to unlock that language in a way that simplifies it for us all. Our approach is entirely hands on with music theory and Kodaly aural training moving hand in hand throughout the school.

Our music learning begins in Kindergarten with our Colourstrings program and moves on to the beautiful ‘Music is Fun’ program of Sr Karol. Then we complete the training with the NYCOS program which closes the loop for us in terms of Kodaly learning.

We also offer grade 5 associated board examination preparation which is necessary for all advanced grades of instrumental learning within the ABRSM model and diplomas.

Currently Theory classes are only available in the Presentation NS but they are a fee inclusive option for students in that centre. Leaving Cert classes are also a part of the training for those who cannot undertake it in secondary school. It is a small group lesson once a week. The low numbers allow for individual attention and as a result the standard is consistently high in this group.

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Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe

Presentation National School

Newcastle Road, Galway



+353 (0) 91 398 115

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