Innovative Boomwhacker Beatz Music Teaching Program Launched

December 2013 has marked the launch of a brand new teaching concept for primary and elementary music teaching called Boomwhacker Beatz. It’s something that we’re very excited about here at The Fun Music Company because it’s a new concept in music teaching using technology inRead more…

Wanted: Band Directors and Band Tutors

Fun Music Company Band Warmups crowd-sourcing project launched! Do you teach band, or are you a band tutor or teacher of band instruments?   If so, I have a question for you. Q. What could better than learning from the wisdom of a super-experienced bandRead 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…

The Ipad Vs the Interactive Whiteboard : What’s best for the Music Classroom?

We are constantly creating and inventing new programs for both Interactive Whiteboard and for Ipads and we are strong advocates of using technology in the music classroom, but what actually works best? In other words… Is it better to use an Interactive Whiteboard or anRead more…

Music For School

If you’re teaching music at the primary or elementary level and want some fresh ideas for teaching music in your school, we’ve created a free series of six videos and all accompanying resources designed to help make music easier to teach and fun for studentsRead more…

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…

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…

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…

Whiteboard Music Lessons Module Two Released

It’s finally here!! After months of writing, editing and revising, Module two of our Whiteboard Music Lessons – “Music Jam” series is now available for everyone to use. This level is much more comprehensive and detailed that we ever imagined it would be. The wholeRead more…