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

3 Simple Steps to Teaching Remote Music

It’s May 2020 where  the Coronavirus continues to spread, lives are being disrupted, schools have closed and the financial markets have been going crazy. You don’t need me to tell you that. But even with all this craziness, we still need teachers. We still need people who are looking to serve, lead and inspire. Basically

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 students to do. About the Resources The free resources comprise of

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

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. Critical thinking in music education takes the basic premise of

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 those who are unfamiliar, he was the inventor of the Moog

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. Eliot "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the

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 whole module contains over 280 interactive whiteboard slides broken down into

Teaching in the The Information Age Vs the The Industrial Age

What “Age” do we teach in? I ask this because from time to time we have teachers come to us saying that some of our printable resources and fun sheets materials don’t exactly match up to our game worksheets. We have comprehension fill in the gap activities that fully match, but with each lesson topic,

The Musical Fly Swatter Game: A Music Flashcard Activity For the Classroom

"Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand."- Carl Orff Doing is everything - especially when it comes to teaching music theory! Playing a game can often help students to retain more and can make a boring concept fun. So today I have the pleasure of posting a great game which

Top Sliding Bar

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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