I was teaching a beginner guitar student this week using Yousician and the open string mnemonic came up: Eddie Ate Dynamite, Good Bye Eddie. Having grown up in China and only recently been immersed in an English-speaking country, she was unfamiliar with ‘dynamite’. I turned to the best example I could think of in the moment, the Roadrunner!
Today I’ve got two great Christmas tunes for beginner piano players to enjoy — ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ and ‘Frosty The Snowman’. This video will help you learn them by heart (there’s no music reading required). Have fun, and get everybody to join in and sing with you at Christmas time 🙂
I teach piano, guitar, clarinet, and music theory to students of all ages. I also offer piano accompaniment to exam candidates.
- music lessons
I teach one-to-one with students of all ages and stages. Maybe you’re a complete beginner; maybe you had lessons as a child and have been meaning to get back into it; maybe you have a family member or a friend who’d like some lessons; a child who has a Junior Cert or Leaving Cert practical coming up… My aim is to foster a love of music in a relaxed and enjoyable way…
- composer / musician / facilitator
I have helped deliver music-making and songwriting workshops to primary schools in Ireland and the UK, ranging in length from a single visit to two weeks. I worked on a number of great projects with Tim Steiner, a leader and educator in this field.
- music facilitator with Helium
I helped develop interactive performance pieces and workshops for very young children with Helene Hugel.
- Education & Community Outreach Assistant at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, 2004-2007
I organised education events at the NCH and around the country; masterclasses, open rehearsals, parent-and-toddler workshops, primary school improvisation & songwriting workshops, guided tours.