i teach trad

Professional Development for Irish Traditional Music Teachers

Do you teach traditional music?

Would you like to become a certified teacher?

Learn new teaching skills & strategies?

Access resources created especially for traditional music teachers?

Improve your teaching?


Hi, I’m Liz Doherty and I’m your traditional music teaching coach

If YOU teach trad – then I can help.

My mission is to help you improve and develop your traditional music teaching skills.

If you are a musician who is thinking about teaching OR if you are already teaching and are ready to go to the next level, come work with me and learn how to teach trad better.

Transform your teaching today.

Liz’s knowledge in the field is astonishing! She is an inspiration.

– Dr. Aidan O’Donnell, Fiddle teacher and MDO, Music Generation

Years Experience

Teachers Helped So Far

Here’s how I can help

I Teach Trad is the online home for traditional music teachers (established, new and future teachers), on ALL instruments – and wherever you are in the world.


FREE Online Community

Our membership COMMUNITY is created for you, the traditional music teacher. It’s a place to connect with other teachers, share ideas and pick up new tips and tools for your teaching.


    • Join our forums and meet your tribe
    • Explore our free teaching-related conent in The HUB
    • Access FREE teaching resources created by traditional music teachers
    • Attend our live events
    • Join now and receive my ebook, 20 Top Tips for Teaching Irish Traditional Music

NEW! The TradLABB™ Card Deck

A unique tool for helping you design and plan your lessons more creatively

    • 40 cards
    • 36 traditional music teaching topics
    • 144 lesson ideas
    • 80+ downloadable worksheets, activities, templates, games amd more – all ready to use in your classes

Teacher Training: A Framework for Teaching & Learning Irish Traditional Music

Our flagship course, A Framework for Teaching Irish Traditional Music, is the first ever online training programme designed especially for traditional music teachers. This course will help you to plan, organise and deliver your traditional music teaching effectively and efficiently

Earn a Digital Badge for your CPD

Invest in your professional development as a traditional music teacher. Complete our online course or any of our short courses/workshops and earn a digital badge
in recognition of your CPD.


Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.

– Maya Angelou


Some of the people I’ve worked with


Here’s what teachers have to say about how
I Teach Trad has transformed their practice

Liz has given me the most amazing advice, support and encouragement. She has helped me get super focussed in my teaching, made me think about things differently – and get over the self-doubt! I always leave our sessions feeling inspired and motivated – and a better, more confident teacher.

Louise Hunter

The Southside Fiddlers, Glasgow

I wasn’t quite sure how to approach teaching online – so I thought, I’ll ask Liz. And I’m really glad I did.
I got the best advice from tech set-up to thinking about what I would deliver, why, and how. It made me think about things I had never even considered before.
Thanks Liz!.

Michael McGoldrick

Musician & Teacher, Manchester

If you want an in-depth look
at your teaching, the skills
that you bring to the table
and how to bring your teaching to the next level, this course is for you.
Liz is a great mentor full of fantastic ideas and guidance throughout the course. It’s definitely the way forward in teaching trad music.

Cillian Townsend

Music Generation, Carlow

Latest News & Blog

Online Community for Trad Teachers Goes Live

Online Community for Trad Teachers Goes Live

The world’s first online community for Irish traditional music teachers has gone live today. Innovative online CPD platform, I Teach Trad has opened the doors to trad teachers from all corners of the globe. The announcement was made by leading Irish traditional music...

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This project is supported by EU Recovery Instrument Funding under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2022.