i teach trad
Professional Development for Irish Traditional Music Teachers
Welcome to I Teach Trad
We help great traditional musicians
become great teachers
Are you a traditional music teacher?
Are you an experienced musician – but wonder if teaching is really for you?
Would you love some training and tools to help you teach more confidently?
Then we can help
A Revolution in Traditional Music Teaching
Dr. Liz Doherty, education expert & award-winning teacher, is the creator and Director of I Teach Trad. Utilizing her unique skill set as an educator, performer, researcher, writer, music producer, arts consultantant and entrepreneur, she has drawn on over 30 years of experience in traditional music to help great musicians become great teachers.
A place where teachers can come together to share, learn and upskill
Teacher Training Course
100-page Workbook – 30+ videos – 40+ hours of learning – 50 lessons – teaching tools & materials
Short Courses & Workshops
Designed & tailored for your Organisation/Festival – upskill with ITT today
Training & Mentoring
Custom packages created for groups/individual – talk to us about your traditional music teacher needs
Invest in your CPD & Earn Digital Badges
Earn digital badges in recognition of your ongoing professional development
To transform your traditional music teaching, here’s what we offer
A Framework for Teaching & Learning Irish Traditional Music
Our signature course – the FIRST online teacher training course – is included in our Community membership package (Pro Plus).
Our membership COMMUNITY is created for you, the traditional music teacher. It’s a place to connect with other teachers, share ideas, pick up new tips and tools for teaching. Join our forums and discussion. Explore our teaching-related conent in The HUB. Attend our live events. Or take a course. This is the online home for traditional music teachers, whatever instrument you teach, wherever you are in the world.
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
Short Courses & Workshops
Sign up for one of our short courses or one-off workshops. Each of these is designed around a single theme or topic. Approach your professional development through these bite-sized sessions and bring your teaching to the next level.
Training & Mentoring
Sometimes you need some support that is tailored 100% to your own teaching situation. If it’s individual mentoring or training for a group of teachers at your organisation that you are after, talk to us and we can work with you to design the perfect package for you.
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.
Some of the people I’ve worked with
Professionalise your Teaching
using these tools
Lifelong Learning Map
Figure out exactly what your student needs using the TradLABB™ learning map.
Use the framework to plan, organise and deliver your teaching efficiently and effectively.
See how this teaching & learning design tool can help bring your lessons to the next level.
Build a toolkit of resources, skills and secret weapons to supercharge your teaching.
Teach beyond the tune
Create new and imaginative ways to make your teaching stand out.
Learn how to make traditional music teaching your business with these handy hints and tips.
Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.
– Maya Angelou
should be part of your plan
as a traditional music teacher
PLAN YOUR CPD Pathway
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 thing about things differently – and get over the self-doubt! I always leave our sessions feeling inspired and motivated – and a better, more confident teacher.
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.
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.
Latest News & Blog
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...
Do YOU teach traditional music? Then let me ask you a few questions…. Have you ever felt bored and uninspired, teaching the same things week in, week out? Have you ever had a question and were unsure who to turn to for advice and guidance? Have you ever experienced...
I Teach Trad global online training is launching ‘digital certification badges’ to recognise Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for traditional music teachers. That’s according to leading traditional music expert Liz Doherty who launched I Teach Trad last year...