DabbledooMusic Blog

Music education for all ages.

Home-made Instruments

Parents can often be concerned about the cost of instruments when they are encouraging a budding young musician at home. What I'd like to share with you is that when it comes to the first few years of making music, you don't have to spend much to begin musical explorations with your children. In...

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"If you're good enough, we'll put you with the kids" - learning music at The Joe Mooney Summer School

The picturesque village of Drumshanbo in County Leitrim is host to one of the most popular Irish music schools of the summer. The Joe Mooney Summer School follows Willy Clancy in Clare and Tubbercurry in Sligo and comes just before Scoil Achla on Achill Island. It would be quite the summer to...

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**Dabbledoo Podcast - Pilot Episode: The Eskies at Glastonbury

We're delighted to announce the launch of our brand new Dabbledoo Music podcast where we will be talking all things music education. For our very first pilot podcast we are talking to The Eskies who are an Irish gypsy folk band. The band released their first album 'After the Sherry Went Round' in...

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10 Inspiring Music Videos for the Young Musician

The year is 2006. I have just started my final year of secondary school, Italy have won the World Cup after Zinedine Zidane had been sent off in the final and Pluto has just been downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet – these are testing times indeed. The internet was starting to get in to...

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7 Tips to Help Your Music Practice

Practice Practice Practice The most common piece of advice for anyone looking to learn a musical instrument is “just practice”. It’s not really the most helpful advice and it’s not quite as simple as that. Here is a full DabbledooMusic guide that will help you or your child to get better at...

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Best Musical Instrument for my Child to Learn? A Beginners' Guide for Parents

Why learn an Instrument? Learning a musical instrument doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to become a professional musician and play a week of sold out shows in Carnegie Hall (though that would be great, send us some tickets if you get there!). Playing an instrument is a great way to start...

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DabbledooMusic on the Radio

In November we were invited to join Wendy Grace at Spiritradio to discuss all things DabbledooMusic. We cover a range of topic in a short space of time! Music notation Graphic notation The primary music curriculum Creativity in education Self esteem and confidence through music making And...

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Irish Music for Children

Lets Play Some Irish Music! One of the best things about Ireland is its rich history of folk music, known as Irish Traditional Music. Irish music is in fine health with festivals, schools and sessions thriving across Ireland and around the World. For Paddy's day this year we are...

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