It’s about the rules we make…only to break!

Have you ever had times where things just don’t feel like they’re ever coming together and yet had other times where it’s all been so easy? I was reflecting on it this morning on my run and I realized that there have been two majorRead more…

What to do when you are not feeling valued as a music teacher, even if you are effective.

In today’s episode we’re tackling an important topic: How to create lasting fulfillment, no matter what in music teaching. Because music teaching can be a mixed bag, right? Our emotions can range from utter exhilaration to total exhaustion, sometimes in minutes which can ultimately leadRead more…

Success In Music: Is It All Down To Mindset?

During my early teaching career, there was one extracurricular activity that I never missed and that was our annual State Music Camp. I loved it! It was a buzz for me to attend as a teacher for many years, the kids were stoked to beRead more…

Adorable Mother Daughter Singing Lip-Sync Style!

Just when we all thought that the whole Disney Frozen phenomenon had come and gone, this adorable mother and daughter car moment brought it all back. Mum, whose real name is Audrey Marceux has posted a video on YouTube which has been dubbed “The cutestRead more…

Is this the coolest thing ever done by a high school teacher?

  Ever wonder how to get your school noticed worldwide and become the coolest high school teacher ever overnight? Recently (January 2015) theatre teacher, Scot Pankey and his 200 students did just that – not with some fancy computer school program or high maths orRead more…

iPads in the Music Classroom – Music Teachers' Q and A

Welcome back to Music Teachers’ Q and A for 2015 – Where Music teachers connect and share ideas and strategies to improve their teaching career. Today’s topic is a common one in schools all around the world – technology! The question comes from Lillian inRead more…

Music Fun at The Gas Pump!

Now, I know this video is probably staged, but it’s just good fun and I thought it could be a great one to show your music classes as an incentive to get them to their lessons on time! A couple come up to the gasRead more…

Trombonist sneezes and makes over 1 million You Tube Views

A little while ago, this small London Based Salvation Army Brass Band got seen with well over 1 million views on YouTube and recently their story has been picked up by big media. Want to know how they did it? It’s simple……Someone sneezed into aRead more…

What do you do when your school adminstration wants you to address MultiCulturalism?

Most teachers are well aware that multiculturalism is a requirement of many curriculum documents around the world today. Music, because of its very nature is asked to cover this by curriculum writers, because we’re one of the subjects that CAN do this – I meanRead more…

Grammy Award Winner to speak at Upcoming Conference

  Kent Knappenberger is a just regular guy, but he has one amazing talent. He’s a music teacher who’s doing some extraordinary things in the music classroom…and now he’s famous! In January 2014 Kent’s work as music teacher and choir director at Westfield Academy andRead more…