I Teach Trad

Online Community

Are you ready to join our growing community of
Irish traditional music teachers?

This is where the conversation happens

If YOU teach trad
this global community is where you belong

CONNECT

As a traditional music teacher, you can often feel isolated.

So, join our online community to connect with others doing the same job as you. You’ll never feel on your own again.

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PARTICIPATE

Our community forums and discussions offer lots of opportunities to participate.

Ask a question, share a tip, listen to how others do things. This is where the conversation is happening.

LEARN

You’ll learn from teachers with different skill sets, through our regular live events.

We’ll have web/podcasts, interactive Q&A sessions, webinars, blogs and challenges. Prepare to be inspired!

REFRESH

It’s easy to fall into the trap of teaching the same way, over and over.

You’ll soon be bursting with enthusiasm to try out the new ideas and skills you’ll learn here.
Your students will love it!

SHARE

We can all learn so much from each other.

Here’s a place where you are
welcome to share your best teaching tips and ideas. By doing so, you will help and support others too.

EMPOWER

Take action to support yourself as a teacher.

Surround yourself with a community that will help you grow and develop. Invest in your professional development – and watch your confidence rise!

Your community is right here.

Are you ready to join in the conversation?

Here’s what you get …

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Access to our community membership forums and discussions

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Interactive Q&A sessions with Liz Doherty and guests

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Member-exclusive web/podcasts, webinars, blogs and live events

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Ongoing replay access

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Opportunities to learn from teaching, education and business experts

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Selected discounts on I Teach Trad courses, events and products

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Digital badge for community membership

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Full access to the first online traditional music teacher training course, A Framework for Teaching & Learning Irish Traditional Music

Join the CONVERSATION today

Money back guarantee

Not sure, but want to try out our online community? Then sign up now, and email us within the first 30 days of joining if you change your mind. Your money will be refunded right away.

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Pause your subscription

If you want to take a break from regular payments, you can pause your subscription at any time from within your membership account.

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Hassle-free cancellation

Although we would be sorry to see you go, it’s easy for you to cancel your subscription at any time from within your membership account.

Do you need more information?
No problem! Ask us anything

How much is it?

Our Pro membership package costs €19.99 per month or €199.99 annually (this includes 2 months FREE membership).

Our Pro Plus membership package (which includes the first online teacher training course for Irish traditional music teachers) costs €39.99 per month or €399.99 annually (this includes 2 months FREE membership).

All prices are quoted and charged in Euros.

And, of course, you can cancel at any time and you won’t be charged for the following month/year.

How does the 30-day money back guarantee work?

If you decide, for whatever reason, that our community is not the right fit for you, you can change your mind within the first 30 days. Simply email us at office@iteachtrad.com and we will issue you a full refund.

What if I want to upgrade/downgrade?

By upgrading to Pro Plus membership you continue to get full access to all of the community forums, discussions and content (the Hub). In addition, you now get access to the first online training course for Irish traditional music teachers, A Framework for Teaching & Learning Irish Traditional Music. 

When you upgrade to the Pro Plus plan, you’ll only pay the pro-rated difference between what you’ve already paid and the cost of the new plan for the remaining time in your current billing cycle.

You can downgrade from Pro Plus to Pro membership at any time. Please note: access to the online course is NOT available once you become a Pro member.  

Is this community for new or experienced teachers?

Our community welcomes anyone who is teaching traditional music, no matter how little or how much experience you have. We all need a little support now and again. So come and join us and find the help and support you need to help you do your best teaching

I’ve never really invested in myself as a teacher before. Why now?

As traditional music teachers we never really had an opportunity before to come together regularly to talk teaching. So, if you are tired of going it alone, then this is an investment in yourself and your professional practice.

Consider your subscription as a monthly business expense as well as a core element of your continuing professional development. Other professionals such as school teachers, doctors and  accountants engage with, and invest in, their professional development all the time. Now we have the chance to do so as well. Can you afford not to join? 

Why a paid subscription and not a Facebook group?

This members-only community includes forums that are designed around your specific needs as a traditional music teacher. There are no distractions and you can focus on asking the questions you want. You will always get a response from other members and/or our community leaders and moderators. 

The other advantage is that you can easily search our community site for information on any area of teaching. This means you can access tips and advice quickly and easily.  

In addition to our  community forums and discussions there is lots more content in the form of blogs, web/podcasts, Q&A sessions and live events.

Is all the content already there?

For our Pro Plus members, the teacher training course, A Framework for Teaching & Learning Irish Traditional Music, is immediately ready to access.

The conversation has started, and our Pro and Pro Plus members have instant access to all existing content. Everything is archived and accessible through our HUB (blogs, webcasts etc.) and within the Forums (which are fully searchable). Content will build as the community builds and grows. New material will be added regularly.

What happens when I join?

Once you join – you are in!

You’ll be invited to take a short tour of the site as part of our onboarding process. 

Then you can jump right in to the forums and introduce yourself.

You can explore previous content in the Hub (blogs, web/podcasts).

Browse the conversations in the forums (discussions on various teaching-related topics.)

Connect with other members.

And, most importantly, start getting involved in the conversations. 

How do I earn a digital badge?

Join our community and receive a digital badge. This is issued in recognition of  CPD (continuing professional development) undertaken by Irish traditional music teachers

Digital badges are a way for you to demonstrate that you are committed to your teaching practice – to constantly up-skilling and keeping your practice fresh, current, relevant. 

Digital Badges can be displayed or shared online as part of your email signature or via social media sites such as LinkedIn

How do I get value for money and make my membership work for me?

We will keep you up-to-date with what’s going on with a weekly round-up of highlights from discussions, blogs and web/podcasts.  

As with any online membership community you’ll soon find the approach that suits you best. Maybe you will like to check in every day to see what’s happening. Or, maybe you prefer to schedule time once or twice a week. Whichever you choose, make that YOUR time for your professional development as a traditional music teacher.  And, of course, don’t forget to put the dates for our live events in your diary. You won’t want to miss out!

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