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This course has been designed to help parents and families make music with their children at home. Included in this course is the following:
- Interactive resources for making music with any instruments
- Access to our sing-along folk and pop songs
- Learn about well known bands and musicians through our artist profile section
- Listen to child-friendly radio shows and playlists
- Access to specific courses such as Irish music and a guitar special
With this course, you and your child will get to choose what content you're interested in trying out at home rather than having set lessons to be covered as a child would do in school.
To accompany this course we also have a resource page for parents called 'Music Making for Kids' which provides a guide to ideas and resource for making music in your home.
StartEnd of Year School Disco
StartHomefest - A Music Festival in Your Home
StartSound Treasure Hunt
StartWho's in the house? Hip Hop Special and Rap Challenge
StartDabbledooMusic Colouring Book
StartIrish Polka Special Challenge (2:45)
StartJohn Cage - Composing Challenge (2:04)
StartSounds in Your Home - Performance (0:23)
StartComposing Music With Graphic Notation (2:53)
StartCompose at Home with 'The Clock' (4:00)
About The Author
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!