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Full Curriculum - 5th and 6th Classes

1 year access for individual teachers

Class Curriculum


  Introducing DabbledooMusic!
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  Yearly Plan - 5th and 6th Classes
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  Listening and Responding List
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  Getting Started
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  SEPTEMBER
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  Lesson 1 - Graphic Notation
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  Lesson 2 - Listening
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  Lesson 3 - Make your own music notation
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  Lesson 4 - Simon and Garfunkel - The 59th Street Bridge Song
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  OCTOBER
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  Lesson 5 - Environmental Sounds
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  Lesson 6 - Using Instruments
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  Lesson 7 - Halloween Composition
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  Lesson 8 - Song - The Monster Mash
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  NOVEMBER
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  Lesson 9 - Dynamics (Loud and Soft)
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  Lesson 10 - Fast and Slow
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  Lesson 11 - Composing with the Clock
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  Lesson 12 - Song - You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
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  DECEMBER
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  Lesson 13 - Winter Sounds Composition
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  Lesson 14 - Winter Sounds Performance
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  Lesson 15 - Song - Jingle Bells
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  JANUARY
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  Lesson 16 - Rhythm
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  Lesson 17 - More Rhythm with Igor
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  Lesson 18 - Compose a Rhythm with Igor
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  Lesson 19 -Marches and Waltzes
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  FEBRUARY
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  Lesson 20 - Find the Pulse
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  Lesson 21 - Music Notation with Igor
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  Lesson 22 - Crotchets and Quavers
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  MARCH
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  Lesson 23 - Pitched and Un-pitched Instruments
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  Lesson 24 - Singing with Jazz Cat
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  Lesson 25 - Song - Dilín O Deamhas
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  Lesson 26 - Singing with Five Notes
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  APRIL
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  Lesson 27 - Song - Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
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  Lesson 28 - Singing the Major Scale
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  Lesson 29 - Composing Groupwork
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  MAY
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  Lesson 30 - Storm Sounds - Lesson
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  Lesson 31 - Uilleann Pipes and Whistles
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  Lesson 32 - Jigs and Reels
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  Lesson 33 - Irish Polka.
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  JUNE
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  Lesson 34 - Perform with Eomac
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  Lesson 35 - Summer Sounds
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  Lesson 36 - Summer Sounds Performance
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  Lesson 37 - Song - Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
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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 5th and 6th 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].


Your Instructor


Shane Mc Kenna
Shane Mc Kenna

Shane Mc Kenna is a musician and music teacher based in Dublin, Ireland. 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 and collaborative music. 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 has been teaching music for 12 years, to all ages, in both individual lessons and group workshops. With DabbledooMusic he has hosted family music workshops and school workshops with thousands of parents, teachers and children, including St Patrick's College and Froebel College. All of this experience is now ready to be shared through online courses and resources at DabbledooMusic.com.


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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