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Professional Development for Irish Traditional Music 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?
I can help!
Donegal music producer, and traditional music expert, Dr Liz Doherty has welcomed news that TG4 won a prestigious international media award. ‘Samhlú 2020’ has won a Prix CIRCOM for "Most Original and Innovative” production. Liz Doherty's Role in Samhlú 2020 Liz was...
If you’re teaching traditional music online, you need to re-imagine and get creative in new ways instead of using your face-to-face methods. Here’s how:
I’m delighted to have successfully completed a short course for traditional music teachers in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath. I was invited to run the course by Laois Offaly ETB, Music Generation Laois and Music Generation Offaly-Westmeath. Details of the Traditional...
I Teach Trad is the right programme, created at the right time, by the right person.
Dr. Ryan Molloy, Associate Professor, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
I Teach Trad is a formidable expression of teaching logic and system.
Fintan Vallely PhD, musician, writer, teacher
I had never thought about being a traditional music teacher in this way before. It’s like discovering a whole new parallel universe. Wow! Inspiring!
Participant, pilot course for iTT, 2020
The TradLABB offers a conceptualisation of the learning process ascribed to the folk/traditional musician that is immediately recognisable, both within and outside of higher education. It offers insights of great value to the pedagogue concerned with tailoring formal educational structures more effectively to such processes.
Professor Joshua Dickson, Head of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Liz is a master facilitator.
Dr. Aidan O’Donnell, Music Generation Tipperary
Every teacher should work with Liz. Fact!
Louise Hunter, The Southside Fiddlers, Glasgow
Hello, I’m Liz Doherty
I have been teaching Irish traditional music for over 30 years in Ireland and around the world. And here’s what I’ve learned.
Teaching traditional music is tough! There is no system, no structure, no support, and little training.
This is what I did to make my teaching better.
I mapped out the LIFELONG LEARNING JOURNEY for traditional musicians – so that I am 100% clear about what my students need at any given time.
I created a FRAMEWORK that lays out a clear structure and system for planning, organising and delivering my teaching.
I developed a TOOLKIT of resources, and skills, and secret weapons designed to make my teaching better for me – and for my students.
Now I want to share this with YOU – to help make your traditional music teaching more EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE and PROFESSIONAL.
improve your teaching with 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 more efficiently and effectively.
Build a toolkit of resources, skills and secret weapons to supercharge your teaching.
Teach beyond the tune
Be inspired to flip the script and 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.
Invest in yourself
Commit to your own professional development as an Irish traditional music teacher.
“ I Teach Trad is the right programme, created at the right time, by the right person.”
– Dr. Ryan Molloy, Associate Professor,
National University of Ireland, Maynooth