Teaching about Gratitude: My Shoes Short Film

By |2013-11-07T04:39:22+00:00November 7th, 2013|General|

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 talk about much more than just music. Often in music, students

A Lesson in Leadership: From Conductor Riccardo Chailly.

By |2013-11-07T02:15:12+00:00November 7th, 2013|music teaching inspiration, Video|

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 what happened to acclaimed Portugese pianist, Maria João Pires during a

Are Tweens dropping out of music?

By |2013-09-14T03:12:56+00:00September 14th, 2013|General|

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 around 10-12 years of age. These kids are way too big

Tips For Teaching Deaf Children

By |2013-09-14T03:01:51+00:00September 14th, 2013|General|

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 can hear for the first time - thanks to the wonders

Preschool Song Competition – Winners Announced!

By |2018-08-23T03:55:55+00:00August 30th, 2013|General|

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 entries were quite amazing. For this reason we had planned to

Interesting Research on Music and Math…

By |2013-08-15T09:27:55+00:00August 15th, 2013|feature, General|

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 concentrate on achieving higher testing scores. This is an obstacle that

Music Education In The Media

By |2013-05-31T07:01:23+00:00May 31st, 2013|General|

Music teachers are always aware of the impact that music education makes on their students- they see it everyday. However, does that mean everyone else in the local community always shares this opinion? Sadly, the answer is often no. The reality is that even if you’ve been teaching several years, students will still come to

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