How to create fun music lessons for k-6 whether you’re teaching from school or at home in a few easy steps.

Have you ever wondered how to start with your music lessons?  Do you start with playing instruments, planning, writing, reading, ... etc?  In this curriculum training session,  I will help you learn the steps to build your primary or elementary music lesson plan and make it EASY and FAST to implement with your classes.  Anybody

2020-10-23T03:12:27+00:00By |0 Comments

Sammy Nestico Still Making Music at 90!

If you’ve ever played in or conducted a band, the chances are that you’ve seen the name Sammy Nestico written on the top right-hand corner. Mr Nestico is one of the true living legends in music education and we're so excited to be speaking to him in just days at our upcoming Virtual Music Education

2018-01-15T23:42:54+00:00By |1 Comment

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 that it’s the teacher quality which matters most. I saw it

2013-12-11T16:22:37+00:00By |6 Comments

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 at least once a day. And, slightly less than that, some

2013-01-27T01:58:19+00:00By |0 Comments

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 a number of detailed theories. The condition is usually defined as

2012-12-03T11:26:35+00:00By |3 Comments

Is Music Education in Crisis?

There are some disturbing traits emerging across the world when it comes to music education. Budget and curriculum cuts and in some cases elimination of music programs are common conversation between our music education friends based in the US, Australia and UK. This has prompted us to look at some research and in that we

2012-12-03T03:11:11+00:00By |8 Comments

Seven Top YouTube Videos for Music Teachers

It’s so easy to connect to your students in a meaningful way with multimedia and with music education videos on YouTube. With a single click, you can instantly inspire young musicians to excel musically and academically, teach a concept through the language of video or simply enjoy exploring the many educational offerings. Here are 10

2022-05-10T00:55:44+00:00By |4 Comments

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 concert hall, exhibit increased cognitive ability and self-expression. (Schellenberg). Besides the

2012-09-05T04:52:42+00:00By |3 Comments

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? Critical thinking also known as the Socratic Method is based on the question-and-answer style of teaching accredited to the philosopher Socrates. Critical thinking in music education

2021-07-26T08:41:36+00:00By |7 Comments
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