This is just a little update to let you know how things are going! It’s been a crazy few weeks, trying to get things organised and sorted out for the coming academic year. I led a Parent and Toddler Music Group in the Tory Top Community Centre, Ballyphehane last week and had a lot of fun singing songs from when I was growing up. (I also met a beautiful little girl called Ceol!)
The music room is currently being redecorated so that it has a new lease of life for the coming year. I’m busy making curtains – my first time. It’s very motivating to think of all the music that will be made here in lessons, groups and concerts too!
For now I’d like to leave you with the above new logo of the Cork Music Collective. I hope it tells you what this business is all about.
Amy's Playing - photo by Mary Lucey
Well, this is the first post on the Cork Music Collective‘s new blog! I am so excited to be starting this project now. With the economic crisis, people will be thinking much harder about how they spend their money and what experience they will receive for it. My aim is to encourage people–children and adults alike–to learn and not to be afraid of making mistakes or trying new things.
I am passionate about music and want nothing more than to pass on that love to everyone we can. Having each studied a range of instruments at different times in my life, I feel I have encountered every teaching style there is! Some work better than others, but the ones that work best always incorporate patience and understanding. A student is not just a computer into whom we can enter information and have them reproduce it immediately. Everyone learns in a different way, at a different pace.
The next few months will be about getting the word out about the Cork Music Collective, drawing up timetables and tuning the pianos!
Here’s to a great, productive year!