DabbledooMusic Blog

Music education for primary schools

The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 17: Halloween

There's definitely a few common themes when it comes to making a spooky tune: minor chords, pizzicato strings and usually a heavy dose of organ. Join us for an hour of scary tunes, chats and even a ghost story or two ;) (To find more ideas for bring music to life in your home, check...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 16: Brass

In this episode we're exploring the world of brass instruments. Trumpets, trombones, tubas, french horns and more (yes, we are including saxophones!).

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 15: Artist Profiles

In this show, we highlight some of the artists that we consider essential listening for budding music fans. All these artists are featured in our parents course as well as being spread across our online curriculum. Enjoy! (To find more ideas for bring music to life in your home, check...

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The DabbledooMusic Show - Episode 14: The Voice

Episode 14 of The DabbledooMusic Show looks at the human voice and the various ways it is used to make music. This episode gives an international tour of vocal styles from around the world. From the lilting and sean nós of Ireland to the microtonal masters of Pakistan, we also take a look (and a...

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Mid-Term Music Activities - Parents' Content

In March 2020 we launch a new parents' section of DabbledooMusic to help families enjoy music together while the schools were closed. The content was chosen from our most accessible content with loads of activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family, regardless of previous musical...

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Guidelines for Teaching Music in the Classroom - Overview

Back at the end of July we released our Guidance For Music Making in The Classroom blog which walked teachers through our recommendations for safely conducting music lessons given the restrictions associated with Covid 19. We've since summarised the points of this article as a powerpoint deck...

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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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