Students with Special Needs in Music Class

Today’s music teacher’s Q and A session is on one of the biggest challenges facing music teachers today. When we asked for questions for these sessions earlier this year we expected a lot of questions on behavior management, classroom routines and technology issues, and thatRead more…

Keeping a choir rehearsal on track

Do you teach Choir? Do you have trouble getting your rehearsals on track? Are your choristers ‘chatty’ during the warmup? How can we get our choirs on track and motivated from the very start of a rehearsal? These are questions which we are hoping toRead more…

What do you do if you have no funding available?

Today’s discussion in Music Teacher’s Q&A covers an extremely important area for just about any teacher: the issue of what to do when there is little or no funding available for new instruments or resources. The question came from Liz, in Colorado, USA, and sheRead more…

Using Interactive whiteboard Content without an Interactive Whiteboard

This is the second of our videos in our Bi-Weekly Music Teacher’s Q and A segment. Today’s question is one we get asked a lot at the Fun Music Company concerning Interactive Whiteboards. The question comes from Amy in the USA, and she asks: “HowRead more…

What do I do when I'm asked to teach subjects other than music?

Welcome to the very first episode of Music Teachers Q & A, where Janice Tuck will be answering questions from music teachers, talking about issues that affect us all. Today’s question comes from Mary in South Carolina, USA, and she asks: “I’m really not happyRead more…

What Makes a Music Teacher Great?

What makes any teacher great? This has been debated for a long time now. For years, people thought the number of students per teacher was the most important factor in learning. Then educators focused on the size of schools. Now, latest studies are showing thatRead more…

Innovative Boomwhacker Beatz Music Teaching Program Launched

December 2013 has marked the launch of a brand new teaching concept for primary and elementary music teaching called Boomwhacker Beatz. It’s something that we’re very excited about here at The Fun Music Company because it’s a new concept in music teaching using technology inRead more…

Do “Bouncy Balls” help our students to learn music?

There’s no doubt that technology is fast becoming part of many classrooms worldwide. According to a recent PBS Survey 74% of teachers Say Technology Enables Them to Reinforce and Expand on Content (February 4, 2013). However reports such as this one written by Joan GanzRead more…

Do Whiteboard Lessons work on Google Chrome?

This question is coming up from time to time in our customer service because some schools are looking at getting class sets of “Google Chrome” laptop computers for students to use in class and I know teachers have pressure placed on them to use them.Read more…

Virtual Music Education Conference iPad Winner 2013

I can’t believe this, but we forgot to post about who won the iPad from our very successful Virtual Music Education Conference held in July earlier this year!! To be in the running for the iPad, entrants simply had to write a one line summaryRead more…