Short Courses & Workshops

Sign up for one of our short courses or one-off workshops below.
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.

Don’t forget to sign up for the I Teach Trad newsletter so you won’t miss out when new workshop/courses are announced.

If you would like a tailored short course or workshop designed for your organisation please get in touch.

Our Services

FREE Online Community

A place where teachers can come together to share, learn and upskill

Online Course

100-page Workbook – 30+ videos – 40+ hours of learning – 50 lessons – teaching tools & materials

Short Courses & Workshops

Signature courses/workshops for teachers at all levels of experience –  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

All courses & Workshops are created and delivered by Liz Doherty, PhD, BMus, NTF, SFHEA. Liz is a world-renowed 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.

Latest Courses/Workshops

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.

Short Course

Online Course for Harp Teachers

4 workshops in association with Harp Ireland

3 May, 2022

10 May, 2022

17 May, 2022

24 May, 2022

Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm via Zoom  


Short Course

Online Course for Harp Teachers

4 workshops in association with Harp Ireland

22 April, 2021

29 April, 2021

06 May, 2021

13 May, 2021

Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm via Zoom  



Scoil Gheimhridh Gaoth Dobhair

The Traditional Music Teacher’s Toolkit 

Thursday, April 1, 2021


Short Course

Aimsiú – Ag Teagasc na nEalaíona Traidisiúnta

6 workshops in association with Ealaín na Gaeltachta

25 February – 1 April, 2021. Thursdays, 7.00-9.00pm


Short Course

Teaching Traditional Music: An Introduction

In association with Laois Offaly ETB, Music Generation Laois, Music Generation Offaly

13 February – 20 March, 2021.

Saturdays 11.00am-1.00pm

Short Course

The Musician as Educator

In association with Cavan Monaghan ETB and Music Generation Cavan Monaghan.

19 January – 23 March, 2021

Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm



From ‘Teaching Traditional Music: An Introduction’ – Music Generation Laois/Offaly/Westmeath

“A really thought-provoking approach to teaching traditional music, incorporating life skills development and personal development for students and teachers. Would recommend to anyone interested in teaching trad – to new and experienced teachers!”

“Very insightful 6 weeks. Liz encouraged us to consider our approaches to teaching traditional Irish music in a new, informative way. I learned a wealth of information and valuable tips. I feel equipped to teach the Irish traditional musicians of today effectively as a result.”

Years Experience

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