A Framework For Teaching Irish Traditional Music

Online Course



Welcome to the first online training programme created specifically for you, the Irish traditional music teacher. It is based on a unique model, The TradLABB™, that maps out the lifelong learning journey of the traditional musician. The philosophy is simple – once you know what your students need, it is so much easier to plan, organise and deliver your teaching. And, there is a clear framework, and loads of tools included, to help you do just that.


This course is created and delivered by Liz Doherty, PhD, BMus, NTF, SFHEA. Liz is a fiddle player and teacher from Co. Donegal who has over 30 years of experience in traditional music education. This includes everything from lecturing in Higher Education to teaching fiddle classes around the world.

Course Fee €599Special Introductory Offer €499

Here’s an overview of what’s included:

Lifelong Learning Map

Use The TradLABB™  to help you understand what your students need from you, no matter where they are on their learning journey.  


Plan your teaching using a 3-step process.


Build a bank of resources to help you deliver stand-out teaching.

Teach beyond the tune

Why limit your teaching to tunes and techniques? Be inspired to flip the script and create new and imaginative ways to make your teaching stand out.

Invest in yourself

Commit to your own professional development as a traditional music teacher.

Business Strategy

Learn how to make traditional music teaching into a successful business.

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

This is what you get:


30 hours of learning


38 lessons


28 videos


60-page workbook


Certificate of completion

Includes a 30-minute Coffee & a Chat mentoring session