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…

What should a music teacher do when asked to teach performing arts?

What would YOU do in this situation: You’ve taught music at the same school for several years. You enjoy the job, you have a good relationship with your students, and everything is going well. Then one day at the end of the year the principalRead more…

An easy fundraising opportunity for your local Music Education Association

Are you a member of a music education related Club or Association.. with access to a membership of Music Teachers? If so, then we would like to offer you a unique fundraising opportunity. It wont cost you a cent, it will take very little timeRead more…

Leading neuroscientist to join Extensive Speaker line-up

Since the launch of the 2014 Virtual Music Education Conference, we’ve had a mystery guest showing on our page with only a few little hints of who we thought it might be. So we’re extremely excited to be able to announce that we have noneRead more…

New Research: Music and Language share the same Pathways In The Brain

Music educators, researchers and clinicians have suspected links between music and language learning for a long time, but now there’s even more evidence. Researchers based at Liverpool University have just confirmed that musical training can increase blood flow in the left hemisphere of the brain,Read more…

New Online Professional Development for Music Teachers

    Twenty years ago I was teaching in a small country town. I finished a degree, qualified as a teacher, then went to start my first job. It was a SHOCK!! I had to stay up late every night to prepare classes, and itRead more…

Who are the best role models to share with students?

Welcome back to another edition of Music Teachers’ Q and A – where Music Teachers all over the world help each other with ideas and resources for music Education. Today’s question comes from Liz, and she writes: “I was just wondering if you would knowRead more…

Sammy Nestico Still Making Music at 90!

If you’ve ever played in or conducted a band, the chances are that you’ve seen the name Sammy Nestico written on the top right-hand corner. Mr Nestico is one of the true living legends in music education and we’re so excited to be speaking toRead more…

The Importance of Music Lessons

Its time for another issue of Music Teachers’ Q and A.. and in this episode we cover a very important issue. Today’s question came from Doug, from the USA, and he said: “I am a general music teacher who teaches 6,7,8 and high school students.Read more…