Musicianship & Kindermusic Lecturer
Edel McDonnell, Musicianship & Kindermusic Lecturer
(MA, BA (Hons), LRSM, DipMus RIAM)
Edel is a graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology, the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the CIT Cork School of Music.
She has been a prize-winner at the Dublin Feis Ceoil and at the CIT Cork School of Music, where she was awarded the Bernard Curtis Prize for piano.
Edel obtained a Professional Development Certificate in Early Childhood Music (Kodály) with the British Kodály Academy/University of Roehampton, UK. Edel then travelled to the USA where she obtained a Certificate in Kodály Music Education Concept from Silver Lake College, Wisconsin.
As a graduate music student in the USA, Edel was awarded multiple scholarships from Silver Lake College.
In July 2016, Edel completed the Feierabend Association for Music Education Curriculum Certification in First Steps of Music and Conversational Solfege (Level 1, 2 & Upper) at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Travelling to Los Angeles, California, USA in June 2017 Edel attended an Early Childhood Music Teacher Training course based on the Orff-Schulwerk pedagogy.
Edel has devised, taught and presented workshops and lectures in schools and colleges including University College Dublin, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, Leeson Park School of Music, Dublin, Herbert Lodge Arts Centre, Kildare, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, CIT Cork School of Music and the County Cork School of Music. Edel was appointed a music examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin and the County Cork School of Music.
She has lectured on the BA in Early Childhood Education course in Dublin Institute of Technology and on the BA in Early Years Education course in Cork Institute of Technology.
At present, Edel lectures in the Musicianship Department at the CIT Cork School of Music and with Music Generation Cork City in partnership with Cork Institute of Technology.
In addition to her duties with the CIT Cork School of Music, Edel is the founder and director of Early Years Music Cork (EYM Cork), a music education programme for young children (infancy toward and beyond the preschool years). EYM Cork provides training for early years practitioners who wish to successfully incorporate music into their daily setting. EYM Cork is committed to promoting excellence in early childhood music education. For more information, please visit: www.earlyyearsmusiccork.com
Edel is currently a PhD student with the Department of Music at University College Cork.