54: What music teachers can learn from comedians in cars!

2022-12-01T05:56:25+00:00By |

A few days ago, I stumbled into a show called comedians in cars getting coffee. It didn’t take long while watching it to realize that even though comedians look effortless on stage, they actually have to work really hard behind the scenes to come up with new material that people will laugh at! What I

Pineapple on Pizza?

2022-10-18T00:32:01+00:00By |

Here at the Fun Music Company, we really value the interactions with our customers and clients. We’ve just put together a brand new ebook with a collection of nine of what we feel are “work every time” ideas for Music Education. These are tried and tested ideas which we’ve learned from the best in the

How to create a grade one music composition lesson plan

2022-08-27T05:18:44+00:00By |

Looking to teach music composition in year 1, but don’t know where to start? Well read on ... Teaching composition when young children can barely read or play a note is hard! And most teachers aren’t trained in the area of composition and most teachers aren’t composers! .. So where do you start with making

The Power of embracing your NEW!

2022-07-28T08:19:02+00:00By |

Have you ever been in that season of “something needs to change here”? It’s that feeling of balancing where you are now with climbing that “great teacher” mountain. It’s balancing that reality of what’s really going on right now with what you truly want. It’s about all the things you have to do to get

The New Australian Curriculum (version 9) has been released. This is what it means for music teachers in Australia.

2022-10-11T07:56:27+00:00By |

After a long delay which was extended due to COVID, The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) have released the final version of the new Australian Curriculum. This represents the first major change in the Australian curriculum for Arts:Music, since the original version was released in 2014. You may be confused to see

50: Don’t Quit: Utilise the power of constant improvement.

2022-06-09T02:37:07+00:00By |

If the thought of getting through the last few weeks of school, new curriculum updates or starting from scratch again next term gives you a rash just thinking about it, I don’t blame you. Teaching can be “stress city”. Instead I’ve pulled together some resources that will get you to re-focus, so you can show

Four Fun and Inspirational Videos for Music Teachers

2022-06-09T05:13:52+00:00By |

From gaining renewed inspiration to discovering new ideas and re-focusing, here are some  fun and inspirational videos to help recharge your music teacher batteries! 1. Never underestimate your impact as a teacher!  Watch this video of Adele being surprised by a teacher who inspired her. Adele only had this teacher for one year and yet

49: Could “Minding The Gap” work for you?

2022-05-19T05:16:28+00:00By |

Can you remember when you were filled with thoughts, dreams and ambitions about the impact you’d create when you started teaching? That’s how most of us live our early lives - until the real world brings us back to reality and we start teaching in a school where we hit major obstacles. Whether your students

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