PPMTA National Conference and Student Revision Course 2021

Dear Music Teacher,

Please see below details of upcoming PPMTA national events: 


“The Music Classroom for All” – Saturday 16th October 2021 (zoom webinar)

The PPMTA  is delighted to announce that registration for our 25th Annual Conference on Saturday 16th October is now open. You can register using this link: https://ims.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U5Nqph9HQDS00UXtKb3BrQ  

This year’s theme is “The Music Classroom for All” and presentations will include: 

· Teaching Strategies for Senior Cycle Music

· Exploring the Ingredients of Music through Conducting

· Presentations from our colleagues at JCT, PDST and SEC

· Lightbulb Moments

· New and Returning Teachers’ Forum

The conference will start at 9.00am and finish by 5.30pm. 

Conference Sign-Up: registration for the conference will close at 4.00pm on Thursday 14th October. Please note that there is no paper application form for the conference this year. 


The PPMTA Committee requests that you ensure your membership is up to date in advance of attending the conference. Please contact ppmtamembership@gmail.com if you are unsure of your membership status, or check your bank statement/PayPal transaction history for your most recent PPMTA membership payment. 

Conference Schedule

The schedule of the day is being finalised and will be published on www.ppmta.ie and sent to all registered delegates when it is fully confirmed. 

Annual General Meeting

The Association’s AGM will take place on 16th October 2021 at 12.10pm – 12.40pm. All current members of the PPMTA are entitled to attend the AGM. If you wish to attend the AGM but will not be attending the conference, please contact ppmtaireland@gmail.com by Thursday 14th Oct. 


Application forms for the Student Revision course are now available on www.ppmta.ie

The revision course will take place online again this year. In response to student feedback regarding the length of the online revision days last year, it will take place this time over three Saturdays:

· 27th November

· 4th December

· 15th January

As a support to students learning Music in Irish-medium schools, the PPMTA is also running the course trí Ghaeilge. There is a separate application form for Irish language applications.

The closing date for Revision Course applications is Friday 5th November. Due to the extra time involved in posting the revision booklets, this is a strict deadline. It may not be possible to accommodate late applicants. In cases where it is possible to process a late application, it will not be possible to provide hard copies of the booklets. However all applicants will receive e-copies. 


Conference queries: shennessey.ppmta@gmail.com or ppmtaireland@gmail.com

Revision Course queries: ppmtarevision@gmail.com

Membership queries: ppmtamembership@gmail.com

Is mise le meas,

Stephen Hennessey

PPMTA Chairperson