Earlier this month, our Count Us In students joined the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland at their Sunday rehearsals for Peace Proms 2020, performing our ‘Queen Medley’
Count Us In is a FREE instrumental tuition programme for young people between 11 and 16 years. Free music are given in Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Trombone. Thanks to generous funding from Louth Leader, the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland has been delighted to launch this new and innovative music education programme for Louth.
Count Us In is a pioneering project modelled on the Venezuelan system of music education which is regarded as the best in the world. It is based on group tuition as research shows that young people are more receptive to learning and more motivated in a group situation especially when they are part of a committed team who strive together to achieve excellence. All children and teens should have the opportunity to take music lessons and experience the social, emotional, and academic benefits that come from learning an instrument, particularly in a group setting.
By being part of this amazing organisation, members develop a great sense of achievement, self-confidence and ambition; and experience the enormous pride that comes with being a valued part of a successful, dedicated team.