A Framework For Teaching Irish Traditional Music

Welcome to the first ever online training programme created especially for you, the traditional music teacher.

We all know that being great musicians does not automatically make us great teachers. If you would love some guidancance, some support, some inspiration – then this course is for you.

Transform Your Teaching

Are you ready to learn about new ways of teaching traditional music?
Here’s how this course can help you.


Structure sets you free! This framework will help you to organise, plan and deliver your teaching effectively and efficiently.

The TradLABB

Use the TradLABB to bring more variety into your teaching as you help students to Learn, Apply, Be and Become traditional musicians.

Teach Beyond The Tune

Build a toolkit and be inspired to add new ideas and approaches to your teaching. Teach beyond the tune to help your students become well-rounded musicians.

Reflective Practice

Learn how reflective practice can make you a better teacher. Discover ways  to help your students develop  good habits from day one.


Commit to your Continuous Professional Development. Upskill, stay motivated and keep up to date with your traditional music teaching.


Your Business

Teaching full-time or or part-time?  Learn how to professionalise your teaching practice and build the business you want.

What Teachers Are Saying

Here’s what some of the teachers have to say about how The Framework for Teaching Traditional Music course has transformed their practice

The lessons are, quite simply, inspiring. The key to your course being so groundbreaking is your knowledge and experience with education and pedagogy.

I’ve been teaching trad for years – and didn’t think you could teach this old dog new tricks. Well you have! It’s brilliant – and my students are loving this new me!

I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in teaching trad – to new and experienced teachers alike. What are you waiting for – just do it!

A really thought-provoking approach to teaching traditional music, incorporating life-skills and personal development for us teachers and our students. 

A great opportunity to think about your teaching in a new way and to shake things up a bit. Traditional music desperately needs this.

Never mind traditional music – this model will resonate with literally every music teacher of every genre.
The TradLABB is a game-changer!

How this course can help you

As a traditional music teacher do you …

  • Teach the same way that you were taught? 
  • Suffer from imposter syndrome (that feeling that maybe you’re not doing it right!)?
  •  Feel bored teaching the same things, in the same way, year after year?
  • Need some new ideas to bring your teaching to the next level?
  • Want to commit to your professional development?


If any of this sounds familiar – then this course is definitely for you.


Ready to get started?

Commit to your professional development for less than €15 per lesson

Full course price offer €599 €499

Instant access upon purchase

Including 1 on 1 session with Liz Doherty

Private Course Forum Access in The Community

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online Course: A Framework for Teaching Irish Traditional Music

Check out the FAQs below. Hopefully these will answer any questions you may have. If not, please get in touch with us by using the form on the Contact Page

Who is this course for?

This course is designed specifically for  teachers of Irish traditional music. If you are teaching traditional music in schools, at home, at summerschools, or at festivals, this course is for you. It is also a great starting point for any musician who is considering becoming a traditonal music teacher.

When does the course begin and end?

The course is completely self-paced, so you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long will it take for me to complete the course?

The course takes approximately 30 hours to complete. This time allows you to follow all 37 lessons and to complete the exercises in the accompanying workbook. Remember, this is not a system or a method; it’s a framework to support and enhance your teaching. The more time you give to applying the ideas and materials within  your own teaching, the more you will get out of it.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the course & private forum for 12 months, across any and all devices you own plus lifetime use of any downloaded course materials.

What are the next steps once I purchase the course?

Once you purchase the course you are automaticcaly enrolled into The Community, and transferred directly to your Dashboard where you have immediate access to your course under the courses tab. You will also receive an email with your login details for future access (please check your spam folder). 

Is this course accredited?

At the moment this course is not accredited. Having worked in HE for over 30 years I really felt that it was important to make a course like this accessible and affordable. Making it eligible for university credit would bring the price up by several hundred euro, so we’re keeping the cost low and offering this as an opportunity for your own personal development as a teacher.

What should I do if I have technical issues?

Please contact support and we will work to resolve your issues as soon as possible. 

I run an organisation. Can all of my teachers take this course?

Yes! The course is available to groups using a multi-user license. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: One person/organisation pays the group’s tuition.
Step 2: By the next business day, we will email that person a coupon code to give to the other people in the group. Each person can then use the coupon code to purchase their own single-user license for free.

For groups of teachers packages with additional training and/or mentoring included are also available. Please contact me directly for more information.