Take a look for yourself
Thanks to the P7 pupils of Newtownards Model Primary School who agreed to be filmed learning and performing the 12 bar blues.
Click the videos below to watch Strandtown PS pupils using classroom percussion to work together and engage in creative, topic based whole class music sessions.
Watch a P7 musical item for their Leavers' Assembly that involved every pupil in a musical capacity with voices, classroom percussion and orchestral instruments. A rendition of the OK Go song, This Too Shall Pass".
what others are saying...
P7 teacher, Beatrice, Belfast
Claire involved everyone in the class in a gentle but firm way - the children loved being part of this workshop and we have completed follow up work in class. Mar 2020
P6 teacher, Stuart, Belfast
I can't speak highly enough of the standard of professionalism and expertise that Claire brought to us. She provided not only an excellent experience for the children but she gave me the confidence and equipped me as a teacher to replicate a similar standard of music lessons from now on with my classes. Many thanks Claire!
P4 teacher, Rachel, Belfast
We loved the workshop and I feel a lot more confident at using percussion instruments linked to topical themes now. Mar 2020
P4 teacher, Oorlagh, Newtownards
Claire has been an invaluable resource during our Shared Education programme for the last few years. Her knowledge and passion for music is reflected in the delivery of her sessions and her ability to have 90 children engaged and engrossed is amazing. The music that she creates with the children is a fantastic addition to our Shared Education Showcase. I would highly recommend Claire in any education setting. Mar 2020
P1 teacher, Kerry, Holywood
What a brilliant workshop! Really interactive and lovely to see the children getting the chance to use a range of instruments. Thank you Claire, we'll definitely be booking again! Jan 2020
P2 teacher, Elaine, Newtownards
Claire came during an exceptional closure to give us ideas about teaching music in Foundation stage. She showed us how to use the instruments in school and gave us lesson plans to link in with our topic. Since that day I have taught music with my class every week and they have loved it Jan 2020
P1 teacher, Pamela, Newtownards
Claire came to our school on a SDD to talk to teachers about teaching music in our classrooms. She provided us with lesson plans and showed us all the practical work with various instruments we could do. I learnt so much in a short time and have been teaching music lessons confidently ever since. Today my class had great fun learning the names of 5 different instruments and how to play them. I wouldn't have felt so at ease teaching music without Claire's help. Jan 2020
P2 teacher, Katie, Newtownards
The music workshop that Claire led was delivered in a professional yet relaxed manner. I found it extremely useful and I am now enjoying teaching music. The skills and training that Claire delivered were practical and realistic for the age group I teach. She gave me different ideas and approaches for teaching music in the classroom. Jan 2020
P6 teacher, Connor, Newtownards
Claire provided myself and fellow teachers with some excellent practical advice on how to help plan and deliver stimulating and manageable lessons in music. Of particular interest were her ideas on developing simple composing techniques and creating individual listening diaries over a period of one or two years. I would highly recommend participating in Claire’s short courses aimed at assisting teachers in delivering music within the classroom! Jan 2020
P6 teacher, Catherine Newtownards
During our staff training sessions, Claire provided us with well pitched, practical lessons, packed full of accessible ideas which non-musicians can confidently bring into their classrooms. The feedback from staff who have already piloted Claire’s tailor made lessons have been extremely positive. We really feel like we are beginning to deliver a worthwhile and relevant music curriculum. Thank you Claire. We’re looking forward to the next instalment! Jan 2020