DabbledooMusic Blog

Music education for primary schools

St Patrick's Day 2021 - Sofa Sessions

Throughout the school closures, we have been sending out our suggestions for musical activities to thousands of families across the country and have been delighted to hear how much music has made a difference to their experience of lockdown. Music is a great way to spend time together as a family...

READ MORE

All About the Piano

The piano is a very popular instruments all over the world. A piano is full of strings that are struck when we press the keys. A series of small hammers inside the piano hit the strings. Has you ever looked inside a piano? We'll watch a video later to see what's in there! Today we are going to...

READ MORE

Lil Liza Jane - Song and Clapping Game

Lil' Liza Jane is an American folk song that became popular form the 1910's. Since then it has become a standard of the American jazz and folk tradition including popularity in New Orleans brass band music. In this version we will learn the song with a clapping game before learning a version...

READ MORE

Learning About Musical Genres Through Artist Profiles

An important way for children to learn about different styles and types of music is by listening to some of the key artists who have defined particular genres of music. When we think of funk music we think of James Brown and when we think of classical music we think of composers like Beethoven...

READ MORE

Martin Luther King Day - American Civil Rights Music

In honour of Martin Luther King day, here's a show that looks at the music of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. We hope this episode will highlight the power that music can have in raising awareness of inequalities as well as a medium for providing hope and inspiration for those...

READ MORE

​9 Tips for Teaching Primary School Music Remotely

We’re now back into our 2nd (and hopefully our last) school closure since the start of the pandemic and, while you may be feeling more confident with your approach to teaching remotely, it’s not an easy thing to have to coordinate. There are lots of subjects to cover and you’ll want to make...

READ MORE

Music at Home - Let's Dance!

Dancing is one of the best ways of listening to, enjoy and understanding music. When we dance to music we listen to and experience, the pulse, tempo and the structure of a song. We also listen to the different musical elements, instruments and the arrangement of a piece. When we dance our brain...

READ MORE

Parents' Content - Music at Home

The schools will remain closed until the end of January at least, so we have relaunched our online parents' content to keep the music going at home. Music is a great way to spend time with time with the family, listening, playing, discussing and creating, taking part in a positive shared...

READ MORE

2020 Soapbox - 3 Random Musical Musings for the Year

This will undoubtedly be a year we won't forget. One with many challenges and, where life as we know it, has been thrown on its head. Children have been one of the most badly hit by continuous lockdowns and restrictions. Their ability to socialise with their friends and family, attend school,...

READ MORE

5 Ideas To Create A Musical Christmas For Kids

The magical time of the year is upon us again and, after the year we’ve all had, everyone has earned the right to kick back and enjoy the Christmas season. One of the things we all look forward to at Christmas is the abundance of great music. While sometimes the over-abundance becomes irritating...

READ MORE