Contemporary Bodhrán

Online Instruction for All Levels

Contemporary Bodhrán offers a totally unique learning experience with flexible subscription options. Members have access to over 100 instructional videos. We can take you from an absolute beginner level all the way to the professional arena.

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Contemporary Bodhrán offers a totally unique learning experience with flexible subscription, purchase, and rental options.

Our videos will stream to any device anywhere in the world!

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A Message From Matthew:

“Whatever an instrument's origins, it can be studied in an organized, systematic method. The development of touch, timing, dynamic control, and overall musical sensitivity are not only possible, but are essential in the study of the bodhrán. That is why I created Contemporary Bodhrán."
- Matthew Bell

“Contemporary Bodhrán is an incredibly comprehensive bodhrán instructional resource. Matt’s videos are well thought out and presented, and will be useful to any level of player.”
Jim Higgins
Bodhrán and Irish Music Instructor, The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick
“Matt’s videos lay down a great foundation for any player of any level, breaking down everything from technique to rhythms. His review videos also provide an extremely thorough analysis of each product he reviews, while at the same time showing the infinite possibilities each product holds through demonstrations, both while accompanying a tune or on their own.”
Marlon Clark
Percussionist, Los Angeles, CA
“Matt has provided us with a comprehensive method for learning the Irish Drum which for the first time gives very specific details on grips and strokes. As a bodhrán player of 36 years, I believe he has brought me into the 21st Century, and salvaged my playing from the physical injuries I encountered. I highly recommend Matt’s method, and technique, oh, and by the way, he has some amazing chops!”
Stephen Brown
Two Time All Ireland Bones Playing Champion, Executive Director, Rhythm Bones Society

Why Choose Us?

We're Unique

We are the only learning platform of this kind for the bodhrán.

Over 100 Videos

Subscribers have instant access to over 100 instructional videos. You also have the option to buy or rent programs without a long-term commitment.

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Just starting out? Have years of experience? There’s something for everyone!