I’ve put together a great schedule of short courses and workshops for the summer – and the great news is that this year – we have music for adults as well as children! You can join us from anywhere around the world for some of our classes (songwriting, ukulele) as they will take place online via zoom. Time to take up a new challenge or hone those skills! See you in class! Bernie xx
In person workshops in The Exchange in Buncrana will be for kids aged 4-7 and 8-12. Indoor and outdoor spaces will be used. .
It’s been a bit of a wait to get together in person, but I can’t wait to get creating with the children again!
All those lovely things we learn when we try new things, employ our amazing decision making skills, collaborate, create and have fun!
Hopefully by the end of the Summer, we can welcome back our babies in person too!
For booking and payment details, pls email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places in all courses and workshops will be limited. Revolut and PayPal accepted.
Here’s a full list of our Summer School classes – and below that, you’ll find dates, times and fee details.
Songwriting for Adults (Online)
Songwriting for Children aged 13 – 18 (Online)
Ukulele for Adults/Children aged 6+. This also makes a great family class! (Online)
Instrument Making Workshop 4-7yrs (In Person)
Decorate your room Workshop 4-7yrs (In Person)
Songs & Rhymes & Rhythms 8-12yrs (In Person)
My Story, My Song – Songwriting for Adults
This workshop will be a mix of first time writers, and those who have tried some songwriting before. Bring an instrument if you play one, and we’ll get straight to work creating, talking about song ideas, song structure, how to get started and how to finish! Feel free to come prepared with your own ideas, – stories or experiences from your life, or knowledge gained from everyday living. If you’d prefer, you can work from some song writing challenges throughout the workshop, but either way – we’ll be creating from beginning to end! I’ll email you a songwriting journal that you might find helpful as a resource to complete your work and deal with any bouts of writers block. This is a very relaxed class, so come ready to have a chat and a cuppa and have your pens ready!
4 weeks, 7 July – 28 July, 2021
Wednesdays 6.30 – 8 pm
My Story, My Song – Songwriting for ages 13 – 18.
Using a newly developed songwriting journal, you’ll be guided through the process of creating a song in whatever style you choose. No previous experience is needed, just an interest in either learning a new skill or working on existing skills! You may write some things that you choose to keep private, but we’ll also chose topics for songwriting challenges that we can share in the group. This is a relaxed class so there won’t be any pressure – just an open forum where you’re encouraged to take the challege on, and take it as far as you can in the 4 weeks!
4 weeks, 6 july – 27 July 2021
Ukulele for Adults/Children aged 6+.
Suitable for absolute beginners, or rusty players who would like to start again! This a practical hands on class where we will quickly move from getting to know our Ukulele, to playing some tunes. The ukulele has endless learning opportunities, but also is very user friendly to the beginner so we’ll be playing songs in no time!
This also makes a great family class!
4 weeks, 5 July – 26th July, 2021
€50 (family rate also available).
Instrument Making Workshop 4-7yrs
July 20th & 21st 10am – 12pm
The Exchange Inishowen, Buncrana.
This workshop is jam packed with loads of instruments to make. Supplies and snacks are included. Indoor and outdoor spaces will be used.
Decorate Your Room Workshop 4-7yrs
July 6th & 7th, 10am – 12pm
The Exchange Inishowen, Buncrana
Paper Stars, Bunting, Giant Sweetie Balloons! Simple but beautiful ways to give your room a summer makeover! Indoor and outdoor spaces will be used.
Supplies and snacks included.
Songs & Rhymes & Rhythms 8-12yrs
July 13th & 14th 10am – 12pm
The Exchange Inishowen, Buncrana
Two days to enjoy some socially distanced singing, some musical games and some easy writing games and challenges to introduce songwriting to this age group. Everyone will get their own songwriting journal to help them on their journey. Supplies and snacks provided. Indoor and outdoor spaces will be used.