Archive for music

Chinese students tune in via webcam for harp lessons

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 7 February 2011 by Steve

“An Irish harpist is reaching out across the timezones and cultural divides to teach Chinese students via the internet. From the comfort of her music school in Lanesboro, Co Longford, musician Edel Loftus is using a webcam to help students in Ireland and further afield …” (more)

[Louise Hogan, Independent, 7 February]

Students tune up for orchestral performance

Posted in Life with tags on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Ireland’s top music students tuned up their instruments at the National Concert Hall yesterday, ahead of tomorrow night’s special performance with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra …” (more)

[Independent, 11 November]

Well whaddayaknow?

Posted in Life with tags on 18 December 2009 by Steve

“When a lecturer in a third-level music management course offered to set a Christmas exam for Ticket journos, we took up the challenge. Last Friday, Jim Carroll , Tony Clayton-Lea and Sinéad Gleeson sat down to two hours of longhand hell. But are they swots or slackers? …” (more)

[Jim Carroll, Irish Times, 18 December]