We were very lucky to be one of the schools selected as part of the Musician in Residence Initiative through Fingal Arts Council and received a grant towards the funding of this initiative. The children from 3rd and 4th class will receive ukulele tuition for 22 weeks and infants and 1st and 2nd class will be part of an 11 week “pre-instrument” programme in which they will explore the role of the conductor, investigate the importance of percussion, and learn about dynamics, tempo, mood, the beat and rhythm. Students learn and perform songs, compose music using set sounds and play along to music. The children are thoroughly enjoying this opportunity with the fantastic tutor Karen Barry. Many thanks to Fingal Arts Council.