Get Composing! Get Harmonising! Get Arranging!

Music_by_arseniicContinuous Professional Development: (CPD) 2015
Get Composing! Get Harmonising! Get Arranging!
These Music Workshops will focus on

¨ Strategies that scaffold composing tasks

¨ Vocal arrangements that enable students to experiment with harmonic progressions and melodic patterns

¨ Aural activities that involve composition and improvisation tools

A variety of teaching approaches will be used including pentatonic scale and the 12 bar blues. Particular reference will be made to best practice in melody writing.

Date Time Venue
Sat, 28th February 10:00 am to 1:00 pm St. Angela’s Secondary School, Waterford
Sat, 7th March 10:00 am to 1:00 pm St. Brendan’s College, Killarney
Sat, 21st March 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill, Galway
Sat, 9th May 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Belvedere College, Dublin

The online application form is to register: please click here


Resources are currently being uploaded to the PDST Workshop Resources section of our website which you may find useful in your school.


For School Based Support:

All schools can apply for subject based support. To avail of school based support for business: Follow this link to our online form



For additional Support:

The Post-Primary Music Teachers’ Association (PPMTA) also provide Continuing Professional Development courses, seminars and an annual conference to support post-primary Music teachers in Ireland. PDST collaborate with PPMTA and regularly facilitate workshops at the PPMTA Annual conference. For further information go to



PDST Support:

Cathernine Begley is the Administrator for Music and is based in Dublin West Education Centre, Old Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

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