Music Literacy Ireland Active in Research

Music Literacy Ireland is carrying out a number of surveys across different music education sectors. This survey is for post-primary music teachers, the purpose of which is four-fold:
1) to work towards creating greater connections between 2nd- & 3rd-level music education
2) for research purposes regarding music education in Ireland; all responses are anonymous
3) as a response to queries from post-primary teachers about MLI’s services
4) a neutral platform for teachers to voice their opinions; all responses are anonymous

This survey takes 5–10 minutes to fill out. Your input is anonymous and important in creating discourse on music education in Ireland.

Prize Giveaway and Special Offers for May 2nd, 3rd, 4th

3 prizes of one-to-one online tuition to give away. Suitable for music teachers, music students, or those new to or interested in teaching music.

Simply go to our Facebook Page @MusLiteracy, like and comment on the Prizes & Special Offers post about why you would like to take any of the 4 courses (listed below) with Music Literacy Ireland,* and then share it [or bring it to the attention of those who may benefit from it]. Alternatively, comment on our tweet @MusicLiteracyIE, or our Instagram post @musicliteracyireland. We look forward to hearing from you.
Results will be announced on Wednesday 29 April. Prize must be used on one of the dates listed below.

Course options:
1- Music fundamentals refresher course
2- Musicianship in teaching, an introduction
3- Introduction to writing harmony
4- Getting the most from graded music exams

When: May 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Duration: 1.5 hours

Avail of one-to-one online tuition for any of the 4 courses listed above.*
When: Either May 2nd, 3rd, or 4th (subject to availability)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Special online offer: €30
*You will be contacted in advance to ensure the course content is fully relevant to your needs.

Courses moving online

Due to Covid-19, the courses in Meath Music Academy in April have unfortunately been cancelled. In good news though, we will be moving some of those courses online, making them available throughout Ireland at any one time at a reduced cost. We’ll make an announcement with more details soon. We look forward to returning to Meath Music Academy in the future with a broad range of courses and seeing you all in person, but in the meantime, we are excited about extending access to everyone who may not have been able to join us in Meath in April.

Upcoming Courses

MLI will be running multiple courses in Meath Music Academy, Navan on Sunday 26th April 2020. Visit our Workshop page to get more information and to book a place.

Guest lectures

Following the success of her talk to postgraduate students at the joint postgraduate conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland and International Council for Traditional Music Ireland hosted at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick in January 2020, Dr Majella Boland has been invited to speak to postgraduate students in the Department of Music, Maynooth University 12 February 2020. She will discuss how the PhD process opened up many opportunities to her that eventually paved the way for the founding of Music Literacy Ireland.

Music Literacy Ireland adjudicates Scale Competition

This competition on Thursday 7th November 2019 is organised by Ostinato: Education and Wellness Consultancy in conjunction with Music Literacy Ireland. Sign up at for the event at

Upcoming Workshops

MLI will be running workshops in Moate on Sunday 10th November and Navan on Sunday 17th November. Visit our Workshop page to get more information and to book a place.