RCMA – Music Programmes for Primary School Children

Cara Programme

From January 2018 we are delighted to be introducing the Cara Programme, a pre-instrumental music learning programme for Primary School children (Junior Infants to 2nd class).

Based on the Royal Irish Academy of Music Cara Award Syllabus, the Cara Programme at Rockwell College Music Academy provides a fun learning environment through songs, musical games and activities. During a weekly 45 minute class children will:

– Learn the basic concepts of rhythm and pitch
– Be introduced to musical terms and concepts
– Enhance listening and aural skills
– Learn voice projection and basic vocal techniques
– Gain confidence singing in a group and solo singing
– Be provided with a solid foundation for further music tuition and appreciation.

The Cara Programme acts as a bridge between music play experienced during early childhood
and the more formal musical experiences of later childhood years. At the end of the academic
year children will have the opportunity to sit an informal group exam, examined by a representative from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and they will receive the Royal Irish Academy of Music Singing Cara Award.

For more information on class times or to register your child/ren please contact 062-64187.


RCMA Junior Choir

Rockwell College Music Academy Junior Choir will commence in January 2018 and will be open to Primary School students in 2 nd – 6 th class. Through a varied repertoire children will explore vocal techniques and gain confidence in their individual vocal and performance abilities. Presented in a fun learning environment choir members will work together as part of a musical team, cultivating an appreciation for music, friendship and sharing their talents.

This platform also provides a vital opportunity for those children who are currently undertaking individual music tuition to enhance their musical learning and appreciation.

For more information please contact 062-64187.