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Music education for primary schools

CPD Spring Course Tour 2020

We're gearing up for a busy spring tour of CPD dates all over the country. These courses will introduce teachers to our new method of teaching music in the classroom, specifically designed for Irish primary schools. Our system has been designed to make music more accessible, fun and creative...

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The DabbledooMusic Show Episode 7: Blues Music

Last Saturday we released episode 7 of the DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio. This month we looked at Blues music. Expect to hear the full ranging evolution of the blues songs from the depths of the Mississippi delta with the likes of Howlin Wolf and John Lee Hooker right through to...

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DabbledooMusic Presents: Float Down the Liffey - Wed 12th Feb in The Sugar Club, Dublin

Following our packed out shows on Dublin Culture Night 2019, DabbledooMusic presents our new show ‘Float Down the Liffey’ on Wednesday 12th February in The Sugar Club, Dublin. ‘Float Down the Liffey’ is a mixed-medium show celebrating the remarkable music scene in Dublin. The show syncs a...

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​2019 Soapbox - Three Random Musical Musings for the Year

As we come to the end of the year, here at DabbledooMusic HQ we're reflect on what we’ve learned this year to help us make our plans for next year. From these reflections, come our 3 random musical musings for 2019: 1. Classroom Teachers are the Best People to Teach Music In our work with...

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Our Top 10 Christmas Songs for Children

The festive season is nearly upon us and so, before the first door on the advent calendar is swung opened, we've put our top 10 Christmas songs for children. These are all child-friendly songs, with enjoyable versions to listen or sing-along to in the classroom. Can you guess what our number 1...

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5 Steps for Mastering Musical Techniques in the Classroom

I remember when I was learning trombone as a child, each summer term would roll around and that would mean working towards a new grade exam. Learning the 3 new pieces for the exam was always enjoyable but it was learning the scales that was such a laborious process but, like eating your greens,...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 5: The Music of Björk!

Today we recorded episode 5 of the DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio. This month we looked at the amazing music of the Icelandic singer Björk ahead of her Dublin show in the Three Arena on Thursday 28th November. Here's the link to listen back to show: Here's the playlist of all...

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Teacher Resource Pack 4 - Guide to Orchestral Brass Instruments

Our latest teacher resource pack focuses on the various brass instruments of the orchestra: the French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba. We have created six versions of each that are in the following order: Full colour poster (this provides you with the answers to the worksheets too) Basic...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 4: Irish Traditional Music!

Today we recorded episode 4 of the DabbledooMusic Show on Dublin Digital Radio. This month we looked at traditional Irish music. Click on the Mixcloud link below to listen back to our show. Here's the playlist of all of the tunes we played plus some extras we didn't get...

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Your Guide to Identifying The Instruments of the Orchestra

An orchestra is a large group of people playing lots of different instruments together. The modern orchestra, as we know it today, developed it's basic form in the early 1600's. Since then it has grown in size to some orchestras performing with over 100 players. It has also added and removed...

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