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Friday, March 25, 2011
Off to a flying start at Ennis Educate Together NS
Rosining the bows
5th class lesson 1
The "Flying Fingers " music programme got off to flying start at Ennis Educate Together National School with 4th class and 5th class taking part in their first lesson on Thursday 24th March . The meeting room was transformed into a music studio for the afternoon and each class in turn came in for their session. To begin, twenty mats were placed on the floor with a violin on each.
Pupils stood beside a mat each, and were taught how to hold the instrument in 'rest' and in 'play' positions. They learned the names of the strings and how to play 'pizzicato' (plucking the strings). They listened to music on CD and played along with some Vivaldi and some reggae . Smiles all round!