Full Curriculum - 4th Class

Content Overview


  Introducing DabbledooMusic!
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  Yearly Plan - 4th Class
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  SEPTEMBER
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  Lesson 1 - How The Voice Works
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  Lesson 2 - Using Words in Music
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  Lesson 3 - The Sounds in a Story
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  Lesson 4 - Using Instruments
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  OCTOBER
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  Lesson 5 - Instrument Making with Ed Devane
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  Lesson 6 - School Walk Composition
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  Lesson 7 - Song - Halloween Songs
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  NOVEMBER
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  Lesson 8 - Chance Cards for Classroom Performance
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  Lesson 9 - The Clock - Three Parts
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  Lesson 10 - Compose a Film Score
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  Lesson 11 - The Bare Nessessities
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  DECEMBER
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  Lesson 12 - Winter Songs from Around the World
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  Lesson 13 - Blues Music
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  Lesson 14 - Christmas Songs
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  JANUARY
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  Lesson 15 - Find the Pulse
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  Lesson 16 - Body Percussion
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  Lesson 17 - Rhythm with Igor
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  Lesson 18 - Compose a Rhythm with Igor
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  FEBRUARY
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  Lesson 19 - Perform with Igor
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  Lesson 20 - Artist Profile - All Time Great
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  Lesson 21 - Music Notation with Igor
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  MARCH
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  Lesson 22 - Irish Music
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  Lesson 23 - Song -Baidin Phelimi
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  Lesson 24 - Artist Profile - Planxty
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  Lesson 25 - Irish Fiddle - Jigs and Reels
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  APRIL
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  Lesson 26 - Artist Profile - Sigrid
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  Lesson 27 - Earth Day - Singing with Jazz Cat
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  Lesson 28 - Song - Funga Alafia
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  MAY
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  Lesson 29 - Singing with Five Notes
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  Lesson 30 - Song - Yellow Bird
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  Lesson 31 - Singing the Major Scale
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  Lesson 32 - Irish Artist - Anna Mieke
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  JUNE
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  Lesson 33 - Artist Profile - U2
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  Lesson 34 - Summer Music Festival
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  Lesson 35 - School Fest 2021
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  Lesson 36 - End of Year Disco
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DabbledooMusic makes it easy for schools to cover all areas of the primary level music curriculum in a fun and accessible way. Our program helps children develop their creativity, imagination and confidence in their own musical abilities. The curriculum is delivered through weekly lessons featuring groundbreaking interactive resources, video tutorials and printable worksheets.

Our curriculum for 3rd and 4th classes includes:

- Comprehensive weekly lesson plans for the full 37 weeks of the school year

- Monthly and yearly planning sections which include details of the weekly learning objectives

- Access to our interactive and song-singing resources

- Email communication each month outlining the program for the forthcoming month

- Full support during the year via email and phone

- Regular updates to new content and lesson plans throughout the year

If you have any questions about this course, please email Chris at [email protected].


About The Author


Shane Mc Kenna
Shane Mc Kenna

Shane Mc Kenna is a musician and music teacher from Monaghan, currently based in Dublin. He studied Music Education and Music Technology in Trinity College Dublin where he became a leading researcher and developer in the area of new musical notation for education and collaborative music making. He has guest lectured in Ireland and abroad based on his work developing new systems of teaching and learning about music, inside and outside the classroom.

Shane is an experienced musician having performed in orchestras, choirs and bands on a range of instruments and is currently attempting to master the fiddle!

Shane hosts CPD courses across Ireland each a year and leads the development of the DabbledooMusic curriculum content.

If you have any questions or feeback about the curriculum content please get in touch!

[email protected]


A Letter From Shane

I picked up the guitar at the age of 14 and from that point on music has played a major role in my life. I started studying classical guitar at the age of 17 and went on to study music education and music technology in Trinity College Dublin.

Since then music has taken me around the world, introduced me to amazing people and allowed me to part of incredible events and magic experiences.

Music Education can have a hugely positive impact on young children in particular. The last 20 years of research have showed that music education can help children with learning languages, problem solving, self esteem and team work. Music is also worth while for the joy and fun of just playing music!. It is for these reason that making music more accessible for children around the world has become a driving ambition, and why in 2008 I founded DabbledooMusic with visual artist Killian Redmond.

As a teacher I know that music can be a scary subject to approach and I myself found it challenging in my early years as a teacher. The problem is that most of us think of music as a specialist area for professional musicians and composers. not true!

Music is there for everyone. It's universal human activity that has been passed through thousands of years in every corner of the world.

DabbledooMusic is about exploring our shared musicality, through fun and creativity, to spark children's imaginations and help them to develop a lifelong passion for music that will enrich their lives and the lives of others around them.

Shane Mc Kenna.


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