What does a music history curriculum for primary school look like today? If you've ever wondered if you should be teaching music history in primary or elementary music, then you've come to the right place! Music History. Just the mention of those two words beings up some sort of emotion for just about every
What a curriculum asks us to do in creating a music listening curriculum is not actually that easy in practice!
Here at the Fun Music Company we LOVE looking through curriculum documents, created by government departments and education authorities. I am only a little bit “tongue-in-cheek” as I write that! Seriously, we do actually enjoy it! Its a really interesting aspect of our work here - getting down to the nitty-gritty of working out what
Here at the Fun Music Company we’re working hard at the moment to keep in touch with the curriculum requirements in our home country of Australia, as well as around the world. Right now, the Australian National Curriculum is being reviewed, and is currently in its consultation phase. Some states in Australia use the National
Do you need some quick one-liner music jokes? Here at the Fun Music Company we're dedicated to creating lots of tools for #FunMusicTeachers to create fun and exciting music lessons, and Music Jokes are a really key tool for teachers to use. So today we thought we'd share a few that are based around popular
The Australian Curriculum is changing – here is what is happening and how it affects music teachers.
Just a few days ago, the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) released the Arts consultation curriculum, which is the proposed Australian Curriculum for the Arts, including music. The Australian Curriculum in its current form has been in place since 2015, so a process to review it began in 2020, which is a
Need a little inspiration and fun in your music classroom? There are so many tools that teachers can use to gain momentum for themselves and gain their students’ attention! This post is about sharing one of those tools - that is the power of using cool online videos. You can use these videos to catch
This post is the first one in an on-going series which we are creating here at the Fun Music Company of Tools for #FunMusicTeachers. In this series of articles we aim to give teachers lots of ideas and resources for making their music lessons FUN! Having a few music theory jokes in the memory is
Are you a Fun Music Teacher? Seriously… are you? I’m not just talking about if you’re a customer, client or friend of the Fun Music Company of course! If you are a client of ours then of course you have some wonderful materials, but this is talking about a lot more than just what materials
So you want to teach the Ukulele? I don’t know how you’ve found this article. Maybe someone has suggested to you that the ukulele would be a good idea for your music classes, or alternatively perhaps you’ve been teaching the ukulele already for a while, but you’re feeling a bit “stuck in a rut” and
“Hey (insert your name here) why don’t you do some ukulele playing with the (insert difficult class)?” How many of you have heard that sort of thing before? I don’t know why you’re here, but you’ve found yourself on a page with an article that says it includes three keys for setting up