Music - First Class
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 1st and 2nd 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
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 curriculum.
Our weekly lessons provide a full school approach to the music curriculum with clear progressions from year to year 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 give every teacher the confidence and support to bring music to their classroom.
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.