Do “Bouncy Balls” help our students to learn music?

  There’s no doubt that technology is fast becoming part of many classrooms worldwide. According to a recent PBS Survey 74% of teachers Say Technology Enables Them to Reinforce and Expand on Content (February 4, 2013). However reports such as this one written by Joan Ganz Cooney Center also states that teachers can be skeptical

2020-10-12T00:00:40+00:00By |61 Comments

Do Whiteboard Lessons work on Google Chrome?

This question is coming up from time to time in our customer service because some schools are looking at getting class sets of “Google Chrome” laptop computers for students to use in class and I know teachers have pressure placed on them to use them. Now I know that many already know what these computers

2013-11-07T04:51:16+00:00By |0 Comments

Virtual Music Education Conference iPad Winner 2013

I can’t believe this, but we forgot to post about who won the iPad from our very successful Virtual Music Education Conference held in July earlier this year!! To be in the running for the iPad, entrants simply had to write a one line summary of their main “take away” point from each of the

2013-11-07T04:46:00+00:00By |0 Comments

Teaching about Gratitude: My Shoes Short Film

This short film “my Shoes” has absolutely nothing to do with music!! So why am I putting it here? Well we all know that as music teachers whether we’re teaching in a studio, band, choir or classroom- we’re always put in situations where we talk about much more than just music. Often in music, students

2013-11-07T04:39:22+00:00By |5 Comments

A Lesson in Leadership: From Conductor Riccardo Chailly.

Just picture this….. You’re sitting in front of a full audience and in front of the Netherland Symphony Orchestra ready to play for a concert. You hear the first few notes and within seconds you realise that you’ve practiced the wrong piece! That’s exactly what happened to acclaimed Portugese pianist, Maria João Pires during a

2013-11-07T02:15:12+00:00By |6 Comments
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