Welcome to my website!
My name is Declan Plummer and I'm a musicologist, a teacher of Classical and Irish Traditional Music and an amateur website designer! I've created this website primarily to help my students learn more about music theory, ear training, music history or Irish traditional music, but the website is open to anyone. There are a number of parts to the website:
About Me: tells you a little about me, what I do and my research interests. There is also a Media page that contains pictures and audio examples of me performing Irish traditional music (if you're into that sort of thing!). If you have any queries or suggestions, or if you need any advice on learning music theory or music history or learning a musical instrument, please feel free to email me anytime.
Music Theory & Aural: offers lessons that cover basic music theory, advanced music theory (fundamental harmony) and ear training (aural skills). The courses are free and offer visitors the chance to learn about these topics using videos, audio examples, exercises and handouts that summarise all the points discussed.
Music History & Form: offers lessons that cover the history of classical music, focusing on specific composers and general developments in music history. Visitors have the opportunity to get a fuller understanding of musical appreciation using videos, audio examples, exercises and handouts that summarise all the points discussed.
GCSE & A-Level: offers analysed scores, handouts and other audio-visual materials that cover the CCEA syllabus for those students taken GCSE or A-Level music. Students have the opportunity to acquire a fuller understanding of musical history and theory by studying these set works and handouts.
Irish Traditional Music: offers lessons that cover beginner to advanced tuition in tin whistle, flute, bodhrán, uilleann pipes, Irish Bouzouki and DADGAD guitar. Again, the courses are free and offer visitors the chance to learn about these topics using videos, audio examples, exercises and handouts that summarise all the points discussed.
I hope you enjoy your visit to my website and please check back as I continually update the website with new things! I look forward to hearing from you!
I'm now offering tuition for the following subjects/instruments:
- Music Theory Grades 1-8
- Aural Skills Grades 1-8
- Degree Coaching
- A-Level Coaching
- GCSE Coaching
- Piano (Classical, Blues & Pop)
- Uilleann Pipes
- Irish Flute
- DADGAD Guitar
- Tin Whistle
- Irish Bouzouki
Contact me for details!