DabbledooMusic is Ireland’s most accessible and engaging music program for primary schools, delivered online to classrooms nationwide.
We are an independent Irish company dedicated to providing primary schools with the resources, training and support to deliver the music and drama curricula.
Our weekly lessons provide a full school approach to the music curriculum with clear progressions from class to class, covering each of the curriculum strands. We have developed our curriculum with the help of teachers and schools across Ireland to make sure our resources are relevant and engaging for all teachers and students, regardless of their musical background.
Each lesson is designed to have the class singing, listening, composing and performing at every opportunity and to make sure that every teacher has the confidence and support to make music a more vibrant and relevant subject in your school.
Shane Mc Kenna started in music at the age of 14 when he got his first guitar. He went on to study performance and composition in the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he took up the classical guitar. He went on to complete a degree in music education and a masters in music and media technology in Trinity College, Dublin. His masters thesis in 2008, focused on the accessibility of music education for non-specialist teachers and students. In 2012 he founded DabbledooMusic with visual artist and educator, Killian Redmond.
Shane is a leading researcher and developer of new forms of musical notation for education. He has presented his work around the world through workshops, installations and performances and has used this experience to create a more accessible and fun way to teach music in schools.
With DabbleooMusic he aims to start a creative revolution in education.
Learn more about Shane's research HERE
Killian Redmond is a visual artist and educator. Working across a wide range of media, including graffiti murals, print and digital, he has created individual and collaborative works in Ireland and abroad with children and artist of all ages.
Killian has a vast range of experience in the music world from running a record label and promoting Irish electronic music to performance, radio and DJing.
With DabbledooMusic, Killian is making music accessible for children and teachers everywhere, be that through the visual development of DabbledooMusic or through outreach workshops in arts centres and festivals across the country.
Chris Rooney is a musician and educator. He started playing trombone at the age of 11 and has played everything from classical music to Jamaican ska since. In 2008, he completed his diploma in music teaching and performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and has regularly taught music since then.
Chris currently handles the marketing and communications for Dabbledoo Music.