Event Celebrating 10 Years of DabbledooMusic (8th -11th March)

Over the last 10 years, DabbledooMusic has changed the way music is taught in hundreds of primary schools across Ireland. Tens of thousands of teachers and children are enjoying music using our new method for music education.

Music programs in Irish primary schools traditionally focused on formal music education. This meant an emphasis on academic concepts of music and a reliance on standard music notation, requiring the teacher to be a music specialist. This led to music resources and books which were too difficult for the vast majority of teachers and children. Ten years ago, we set out to find a better way to make music education accessible for teachers and children everywhere.

DabbledooMusic has worked directly with children, teachers and musicians to create a new method of music education, focusing on alternative forms of music notation. The method is accessible to all teachers and children regardless of previous musical experience. We make use of common classroom technology and simple classroom instruments to make sure every child in Ireland can benefit from quality music education. Along with creating a unique system of notation for the classroom, we have created content for primary schools that celebrate the richness and diversity of music around the world. We want every child to feel that they are represented in our lessons and that our musical experiences encourage empathy, collaboration and creativity in the classroom and beyond.

Experience this new method yourself by coming along to The Complex between the 8th and 11th of March 2022. There will be instruments to play and guest musicians each day to lead the music making. A local primary school will attend each morning from 11am - 12 noon with doors to the public from 12:30 - 3pm. Bring an instrument if you wish!

When: 8th - 11th March, 12:30pm - 3pm

Where: The Complex, 21 Arran St, Dublin 7

Admission: Free

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