DabbledooMusic – Free content for parents

DabbledooMusic is a new method for teaching music in primary schools all over Ireland. The aim is to make music more accessible, fun and engaging for all children, teachers and parents everywhere. We hope that our online resources can also be of help to people with disabilities, their families and those who support them. If you would like to try our resources, and discover how they might fit your needs, we have included a free link at the bottom of this blog post.

Parents’ Content

In March 2020 we launch a new parents’ section of DabbledooMusic to help families enjoy music together while the schools were closed. The content was chosen from our most accessible content with loads of activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family, regardless of previous musical experience or knowledge.

This content has been selected and adapted for music activities in the home which means you won’t need any previous musical experience nor will you need to navigate through teacher lesson plan content.

Informal Music Education

If you are feeling overwhelmed at the idea of setting up a music conservatory in your home, then we are here to help. Music education is not all about crotchets, quavers and practicing scales on the piano. Music is something that we all listen to, we move to, and we all can enjoy together as a positive shared experience. In our parents’ content we concentrate on the more informal aspects of music education including a huge range of listening content to enjoy with the family. Singing and moving along with your favorite song and discussing why you like it, is a music lesson in itself!

With this in mind we have selected four of our most accessible resources for parents to enjoy with the family:

DabbledooMusic Radio

Join Shane, Chris and Killian from DabbledooMusic as they listen to and discuss different music from around the world. Each show has a different theme from African music to the music of The Beatles. It also comes with a full Spotify playlist for further listening.

screenshot of dabbledoo radio

Choose a radio show, or ask your child to choose one, and listen during some down time or as the background to your weekend breakfast.

Artist Profiles

We have selected our favourite artists, composers and bands from Pharrell Williams to The Beach Boys. In this course you’ll learn about the artist, sing along with their songs and discuss why you like or dislike it. It’s a great chance to learn what music your children like and to show them some of your favorite music.

screenshot of dabbledoo artist section - listing Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Beethoven, Bjork, Jimi Hendrix and more

Sing-Along Pop Songs

These are a selection of family friendly songs and lyrics to sing along with. Once again, you can let your children choose the songs, or you can take turns to choose.

screenshot - pop songs for children

Interactive Resources

Our interactive resources have been designed to make it possible to participate in music performance with any sounds or instruments available to you. Our colour coded system on music notation makes it easy to pick a colour, find a sound and play along.

screenshot of interactive content. an octopus with drumsticks. Each stick ready to hit  a beat on 2 four beat bars

Free Access Link

All of these resources, and more, can be found in our full parents’ subscription. Below you will find a free link to access the parents’ subscription content.


screenshot showing free resources available

You will have complete control over what musical content you’d like to do and, to support this, we will email you on suggested weekly activities to suit different age groups.

Please feel free to contact us with any feedback, questions or suggestions.

Shane and the DabbledooMusic team.


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