Introducing Music Appreciation to Elementary and Primary Students

Music appreciation enriches the primary classroom through discovery and sonic exploration. The simple act of music listening develops a child’s language development and ability to “decode” the abstract (Eisner, Legg). Students that actively engage in musical performance, whether in the classroom or in the concertRead more…

New Theory Approach proving successful with Studio Teachers

Recently one of our colleagues and fellow music teacher, Jennifer Foxx used one of the newest Fun Music Co products, Interactive Music Theory for her Summer Camp Workshop. She’s just written an awesome, detailed review on her blog on how it all went. The catchRead more…

Critical Thinking: Practical Music Teaching Strategies

Incorporating the Socratic Method and Critical Thinking in music education in schools involves creativity and a break from traditional classroom teaching strategies. What are the benefits of Critical Thinking? The Socratic Method is based on the question-and-answer style of teaching accredited to the philosopher Socrates.Read more…

Using Google Interactive's in the Music Classroom

There’s a new music related Google Doodle on the scene that’s set to rival some of the most memorable Doodles yet! The doodle posted on the Google homepage recently was in honour of Dr Robert “Bob” Moog in celebration of his 78th Birthday. For thoseRead more…

10 Teaching Tips and Games for Using Music Flashcards

Flash cards provide a fun and affordable method of teaching exciting new concepts. Whether playing a teacher-led instructional activity or encouraging cooperative learning activities in the classroom, teaching strategies using flash cards enhance memorization in a simple and effective way. Try these creative teaching strategiesRead more…

A Fun Cartoon For Music Teachers

Enjoy this fun and zany fun music cartoon! You can freely share this on your blog or website provided you give acknowledgement to the cartoonist, Mark Anderson from Andertoons for his work. Just click on the SHARE button to pass it on to your friendsRead more…

Music Teaching Quotes

Inspire your music classroom or studio with these music education quotes. Post them in your classroom, share music quotes with your colleagues, or add these inspirational music sayings to a band, choir or school newsletter. “You are the music while the music lasts.”- T.S. EliotRead more…

How Does Music Stimulate Left and Right Brain Function? Why is this Important? ?

Music research indicates that music education not only has the benefits of self-expression and enjoyment, but is linked to improved cognitive function (Schellenberg), increased language development from an early age (Legg), and positive social interaction (Netherwood). Music listening and performance impacts the brain as aRead more…

Confused About Interactive Whiteboards?

  Interactive Whiteboards can be really confusing: Especially if you’re looking around at what type to buy or you want to know more about them. And because you’re here reading this, I know you’ve probably found out pretty quickly that different people will tell youRead more…

Five Classroom Movie Projects to Make Learning Fun

Introducing video technology into the classroom can be a great way to engage kids, make learning fun, and help your students develop an interest in technology. Video is an ideal medium for your students to express themselves, and giving them a copy of their projectRead more…