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…

Keeping Students Engaged in Music Lessons

I’ve just found  a very nice  article written by a talented K-8 music teacher, Monica Attel who shares some of here her best tips and tricks with teaching young children. In the article, she suggests that wearing hats works for her, because it’s a wayRead more…

Using Peak State in Music Education

Last weekend we finished a Tony Robbins event in Sydney called “Unleash the Power Within” and have to say it totally rocked! It was a weekend full of energy, learning and being in an “active” state of mind . Because of it, I feel thatRead more…

Five Minute Fillers

Have you ever needed a five minute filler for a music class? You probably know the type of situation I mean. It’s when you’ve got quite a large group of kids together for choir or band music class or even for a group of fidgetyRead more…

Classroom Management Video Tips for Teachers

With thanks to Edutopia, here are some classroom management tips and tricks in an easy watch format. What’s your favourite to use in the music classroom?

Music Classroom Management

Classroom management is an age old problem and topic of conversation with teachers, so it’s always inspiring to get the perspective of what others do to tackle these issues. Back in April, 2010, I was fortunate to be involved in a twitter chat where weRead more…