12: The one thing we can control

In this episode of the Weekly Spark for Music Teachers, Janice Tuck talks about one thing that we all can control – and that is our mindset. We’re not in control of a lot of things in our life – our students, our school administrators,Read more…

11: Do more of what you love

In this episode Janice Tuck talks about the mindset needed to get more of what you want, and less of what you don’t want. Despite the challenges that we are all facing right now, there are those who are doing well, even in such challengingRead more…

Here’s an amazing way to start (or finish) the week.

Here’s our weekly takeaways and life lessons in music captured on video for this week. Enjoy! 1: I don’t think anyone could have ever expected these deep and moving lyrics about lockdown from this lovely music teacher: 2: We were born to love! Watch howRead more…

10: Assessments: How we assess our students and assess ourselves

In this episode Janice gets excited about assessment! At the Fun Music Company we are working hard on a new product at the moment for Ukulele, and we’ve been putting together a series of assessments for this new program. This led us to think aboutRead more…

9: I’m a recovering racist – and I won’t be a bystander

This is a special episode of the weekly spark for music teachers to address the situation that is going on in our world right now. Since the terrible death of George Floyd in the United states there has been much said about racism and thereRead more…

How to create fun music lessons for k-6 whether you’re teaching from school or at home in a few easy steps.

Have you ever wondered how to start with your music lessons?  Do you start with playing instruments, planning, writing, reading, … etc?  In this curriculum training session,  I will help you learn the steps to build your primary or elementary music lesson plan and makeRead more…

8: How do problems become opportunities?

In this episode of the weekly spark for music teachers Janice talks though ideas for dealing with problems. We all have problems in life – things come up every single day which we have to deal with and we have to find solutions for allRead more…

The Weekly Spark Ep7: Something we need to constantly seek as well as be

In today’s podcast Janice is talking about something we need to seek, as well as be – and that is a role model. As teachers, we need to BE a role model for our students, and be the person that our students want to lookRead more…

3 Simple Steps to Teaching Remote Music

It’s May 2020 where  the Coronavirus continues to spread, lives are being disrupted, schools have closed and the financial markets have been going crazy. You don’t need me to tell you that. But even with all this craziness, we still need teachers. We still needRead more…

The Weekly Spark ep6: The Power of learning = success, synergy & happiness

This episode is about the power of learning, and the three big benefits learning brings in our lives. With the whole pandemic situation going on at the moment, one thing most of us have (or should have) is more time. In reality though, as busyRead more…