Music Primary Singing Resources

Recently, one of our Fun Music Company members, Joanna sent us an email about a website that looks very useful to primary or junior school teachers. The website is called “Sing Up” and offers loads of free instructional videos, lesson plans, power points and recordingsRead more…

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…

Discovering Music History in your lesson Planning

Learning about Music History is a bit like learning to eat your vegetables as a child. If you approach it in an authoritative way and say “You must eat your Vegetables” – and don’t enjoy them yourself you’ll have quite a hard time! (P.S. IRead more…

Resource Materials for teaching about the Instruments Of The Orchestra

Here are a few ideas for teaching about the Instruments of the Orchestra. I do hope you find the ideas useful and feel free to provide some feedback using the comment box below. Instrument Four Corners Game For this game you will need four postersRead more…

Free Online Resources for the Music Teacher

Here are a few of the resource sites that were part of the latest Music Education Twitter Chat which took place on the 9th March, 2010. The topic up for discussion was: “What are the best web 2.0 tools to integrate in the music classroomRead more…

Teaching Ideas For Using STOMP in a General Music Class

I just found this STOMP Clip that would provide great inspiration for students in the music classroom of approx junior high school standard. Lesson Plan Ideas Make A STOMP Ensemble Have the class watch a portion of a dvd about the group STOMP. Afterwards, theRead more…

Should We Be Grading Our Students At Young Ages?

This was a question that I came away asking myself after the first ever Music Education Twitter Chat which took place recently on March 2nd, 2010 involving approximately thirty music educators worldwide. It was a very busy hour with interesting tweets coming from all directionsRead more…

Fun Leadership lesson for the Music Teacher

I thought this was excellent food for thought for all teachers and a great practical lesson as to why we do the things we do. It’s done by a guy called Derek Sivers who is a musician, blog writer and business owner and he’s caughtRead more…

Music Lessons for a Substitute Music Teacher

Its here! Last year we ran a competition, where we asked members on our mailing list to submit ideas for our ebook competition. In this competition we asked the question: “What is the single best idea you can give a substitute music teacher, or thatRead more…

Letter Names in Musical Notation

Have you ever wondered why we use letter names in musical notation before? I have to confess that I had never really thought of it much until a friend asked me the other day how the music letter names were named and why the alphabetRead more…