Instrument Choices For Young Children In Schools

Recently I had the privilege of talking with a reporter Margie Sheedy from Australian Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald on the subject of young children learning instruments in school as a compulsory subject. The topic has come about because an independant school in Australia hasRead more…

The Benefits Of Music: A Free Music Advocacy Booklet

Core education of the benefits of music in our schools and to the wider community is such an integral part of any music teacher’s role. Usually, the wider community are not even aware of the impact that any music program can have on our childrenRead more…

New Research: Why It’s Important to Start Music Young

Teachers and Musicians have suspected this for a long time, but now it’s official: “Early musical training can produce long-lasting changes in behavior and on the brain” This statement comes from a recent research study published in January 2013 in the Journal of Neuroscience. InRead more…

The Three Big Benefits of Music

Have you ever asked a parent what they would like for their children? When we ask questions like these, generally the answers are something like; I want them to be healthy…. to be happy… to be successful…to have fun! As a parent myself, I believeRead more…

Young Children's Listening: What are they choosing?

Even very young children now regularly use digital media. Research published in the US, done by Common Sense Media Research, found that nine out of ten 5- to 8-year-olds have access to a computer. Over one fifth of that age group use a computer atRead more…

New Easier-To-Use Website Now Online

Regular Visitors to the Fun Music Company will notice a change today! Our homepage design has changed somewhat – however its the change behind the scenes that we are most excited about! We have been implementing a new state-of-the-art website shopping cart and customer relationsRead more…

Fun Music Company Packages Revised for 2013

  Fun Music Company Packages Revised for 2013 We have just revised our packages to give even more value to customers for 2013. Here is an overview of the changes: For Studio Teachers We appreciate that teachers of private instruments such as guitar and pianoRead more…

Teenage music trends: Do you know what's making their headphones hot?

  Gangnam Style – and I could finish this blog here! But, as we know, teenagers can be fickle, and it’s possible that in a week or two, this most “liked” video in YouTube history, as awarded by the Guinness World Records(i) could be, well,history!Read more…

Four Inspirational Videos for the Teacher

Starting a New Year ahead as a teacher can be a daunting task-There’s all the new classes and students, all the administrational tasks not to mention all the new curriculum planning. It can sometimes feel like hurdle after hurdle and the pressure can start toRead more…

Dyslexia and Music: An Overview

What is Dyslexia? Let me be clear from the outset – dyslexia has nothing to do with how intelligent a person is. Sadly, there is no single definition of the condition. And, there’s no fundamental scientific understanding of the underlying cause of dyslexia despite aRead more…