Teaching about Gratitude: My Shoes Short Film

This short film “my Shoes” has absolutely nothing to do with music!! So why am I putting it here? Well we all know that as music teachers whether we’re teaching in a studio, band, choir or classroom- we’re always put in situations where we talkRead more…

Meet the cute baby who cries when his mother sings!

Just had to post this today because it’s been picked up by the big media channels and is highlighted in the The Huffington Post and Daily Mail- I even saw it shown on my local TV channel! So I thought that it’s a nice oneRead more…

A Lesson in Leadership: From Conductor Riccardo Chailly.

Just picture this….. You’re sitting in front of a full audience and in front of the Netherland Symphony Orchestra ready to play for a concert. You hear the first few notes and within seconds you realise that you’ve practiced the wrong piece! That’s exactly whatRead more…

Are Tweens dropping out of music?

Have you ever taught upper elementary or middle school music? If you have then you probably already know what a tween is .. and you also probably know it can be a real challenge. When we’re talking tweens we’re talking about children aged between aroundRead more…

Tips For Teaching Deaf Children

Take a look at this beautiful US news story of a little boy who heard his fathers voice for the very first time. There’s nothing more heartwarming than to see than the joy and connection that parents share with their children when their child canRead more…

Preschool Song Competition – Winners Announced!

Its taken us a long time – much longer than we initially expected, but we can finally announce the winners of our Preschool Song Competition which we ran earlier this year. We had over 300 entries to this competition, and the quality of the entriesRead more…

Watch This Music Teacher Rock The House!

There is never a wrong time for some fabulous music teacher inspiration – and this one is the best I’ve seen in a long time!! In this video, you’ll meet vocal teacher Sarah Horn. Just an ordinary music teacher who went along like so manyRead more…

First Virtual Music Education Conference an Outstanding Success!

  July and August 2013 have been an incredible time for us here at the Fun Music Company. We decided earlier this year to hold our very first Virtual Music Education Conference. We expected to have a little bit of interest in this, but weRead more…

Interesting Research on Music and Math…

With curriculum subjects such as maths, spelling and grammar becoming a major focus of standardized testing in many countries around the world nowadays, it’s easy for schools to become less focused in the arts with some even dropping subjects like music in order to concentrateRead more…

Preschool Music Competition Winners to Be announced Soon: we promise!!

Thank you to everyone who has sent in entries to our pre-school music competition. We haven’t forgotten about you! This whole competition has been a lot harder to decide than we first thought and we haven’t yet decided on the final songs. However, I thoughtRead more…