Park Academy is alive…with the sound of music!
Music Education for Children
At Park Academy Childcare we believe in nurturing the holistic development of each and every child and in giving children the opportunity to explore their individual talents and interests. For this reason we provide a variety of fun and interesting extra-curricular activities at every stage. From sport to creative pursuits, we ensure that there is something for everyone!
Music is one of life’s greatest pleasures and is a fantastic medium for creative expression. As well as providing a foundation for future musical education, early interaction with music provides many benefits for a child’s development. From aiding language acquisition, to enhancing social and emotional development, music indirectly prepares children for life…in the most enjoyable of ways!
Exploring Rhythm & Sound Through Play
Our children just love to sing and dance and they really look forward to their music
classes each week. Our music teacher Julie visits each of the creches with her puppet
assistant ‘JayJay’and her magical music box in tow. The sight of this magical box is a
constant source of excitement as Julie always has something interesting in store for the
children! Under the guidance of Julie and assistant ‘JayJay’, the children learn fun new
songs and actions through a range play based activities. They also explore rhythm and
sound, with the help of array of instruments from Julie’s magic music box.
Meet Our Music Teacher!
Julie Dillon is Park Academy Childcare’s resident music teacher. Julie’s ’s own interest
in music emerged during her childhood and she spent many hours composing her own
songs and performing for her family. After finishing secondary school, she went on to
study at Newpark Music College Dublin and graduated with a H-Dip in Music & Media
Technologies from Trinity College. A career as a jazz performer followed and this took Julie
all around Ireland and beyond. While performing in Berlin, Julie began working as a music
teacher in a local kindergarten and a passion for teaching children was ignited. For the
following three years she facilitated music workshops for children, introducing them to
different aspects of music and song.
Julie loves working with children of all ages and enabling them to develop
their musical ability. Music is a fantastic outlet for self-expression and
she enjoys watching the children as they become absorbed in song and dance.
This type of engagement is therapeutic for busy little minds and so music
has a hugely positive impact on a child’s well-being. Peep into our rooms
during music time and you will see first-hand what we mean…Julie’s class
always set the day off on a great ‘note’!