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'I Teach Trad' launched by Buncrana fiddler, Liz Doherty 16.09.20

A revolutionary new online system to support traditional music teachers has been launched by Buncrana fiddler, academic and traditional music teacher Dr. Liz Doherty. I Teach Trad, www.iteachtrad.com , combines a specialised system with a customised set of resources for planning, organising and delivering traditional music teaching.
"There is no curriculum or syllabus for teaching or learning traditional Irish music," says Liz, who has taught in this field for over 30 years. "It's a problem common to folk music globally. Everybody is left to figure it out for themselves - what to teach and how to teach it. This is why I designed a set of tools and supports to help these teachers do their job more easily and effectively."
I Teach Trad launched by Buncrana fiddler Liz Doherty. Visit www.iteachtrad.com .
Dr Doherty will offer a range of online courses, online and face-to-face training workshops and mentoring for individuals. "We want to offer quality support for teachers in an affordable, accessible and flexible manner and this is the perfect mix. Teachers are out there doing amazing work - but it can be tough. I want to help make their jobs a whole lot easier."
Liz has created her own framework, which "lays out a clear structure and system for planning, organising and delivering your teaching. I also developed a toolkit of specialist resources, and skills, and secret weapons designed to make my teaching better for me - and for my students."
The programme can be accessed not just by Irish traditional music teachers but by folk music teachers the world over. The course is available to buy on-line; it can be followed at your own pace and in your own time. Training for groups of teachers can also be booked on the website, as can one-to-one mentoring.
Liz runs the online Fiddleclinic.ie and Scoil Trad with her husband, Jim Woods, in Buncrana. To find out more about I Teach Trad visit www.iteachtrad.com .
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