DabbledooMusic Blog

Music education for primary schools

Zoom Webinar Workshops During September

Throughout this month, we'll be running 2 webinars per week to give a full run through of our DabbledooMusic program. Each webinar will be 1 hour and in it we'll be covering the following: - Run through of our lesson plans, planning content and teachers manual - Demo of all our online and...

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Free Download: Whole School Music Plan Template

With the school year now upon us, we know this is a busy time for teachers planning their individual lessons as well for schools developing their overall plans for certain curriculum areas. To help with this, we've just produced our template for a whole school music plan. The plan is written for...

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Back to School 2020 - Making Music More Accessible

We’ve made our content even more accessible to help teachers and children get back to music in September. The start of this school year will be a busy one for teachers, with a lot more planning and preparation. We’ve already seen the amazing effort that schools and teachers are putting in to...

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​Launch of New DabbledooMusic ‘Artist in the Classroom’ Program

Our goal at DabbledooMusic is to make sure every primary school child and teacher in Ireland has access to quality music education resources. An important part of that mission is to bring real world musicians and artists into the classroom. Previously, we have worked with musicians like...

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Guidance for Music Making in Primary Schools

With preparations underway to reopen primary schools, we wanted to address the area of music in schools based on the new roadmap from the Department of Education and Skills. We have consulted Dr. Luke O Neill from Trinity College Dublin on the subject and have been following studies from around...

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The DabbledooMusic 2020/21 Curriculum

There will be a lot asked of teachers in the lead up to the schools reopening so we are launching our full planning content to help with the preparations for September. For further advice on the return to school following Department of Education and Skills recommendations, see our Guidance...

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7 Amazing Brass Cover Versions Of Pop Songs

Back in September last year, as part of our monthly radio slot on Dublin Digital Radio, we featured the music of New Orleans. A big part of this show was looking at the contribution that brass marching bands have had on the music from the city and the development of the jazz sub genres such as...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 13: The Music of Jamaica

This month we take a look at the incredible musical heritage of the island of Jamaica. There are so many musical developments that can be credited to Jamaican producers and musicians that are the fundamentals of modern dance music - sound systems, bass-heavy productions, remixes and MCing to name...

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End of Year Dance Party!

If you are having an end of year graduation or even an online meetup for the end of the year, then why not add some music to get everyone celebrating together. We have created a Spotify playlist and a special set from one of Ireland favourite DJs, Donal Dineen. Make some room to dance and turn...

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​Why Creative Arts Subjects Should Be Prioritised After Lockdown

One of the more challenging aspects we’ve all faced throughout this lockdown has been dealing with uncertainty. When will life get back to normal? When can we see our friends and family? How will children cope with all of this? While the roadmap of how the country plans to reopen offers us...

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