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

2023-09-11T10:37:25+00:00By |6 Comments

Interesting Research on Music and Math…

With curriculum subjects such as maths, spelling and grammar becoming a major focus of standardized testing in many countries around the world nowadays, it’s easy for schools to become less focused in the arts with some even dropping subjects like music in order to concentrate on achieving higher testing scores. This is an obstacle that

2013-08-15T09:27:55+00:00By |0 Comments

New Research: Why It’s Important to Start Music Young

Teachers and Musicians have suspected this for a long time, but now it’s official: “Early musical training can produce long-lasting changes in behavior and on the brain” This statement comes from a recent research study published in January 2013 in the Journal of Neuroscience. In the study, 36 highly skilled musicians were tested. The musician

2013-02-05T03:12:17+00:00By |5 Comments

Five Ways to Keep Your Class Totally Engaged in Music

What was your first experience of music? Was it dancing in the kitchen? Listening to a parent sing along to the radio? Or perhaps, pounding the piano keys with your sister or brother?   As educators, we aspire to re-create the experience that made us want to learn more about music. At their most fundamental

2012-01-24T23:17:54+00:00By |1 Comment

“Musical Intelligence”: Applying Howard Gardner’s Theory to Music Education

It has been over three decades since Howard Gardner published his landmark work, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gardner transformed the educational community in the United States and around the world with his theory, which identified seven different human capacities

2020-11-24T06:25:41+00:00By |1 Comment

Enjoy Singing with Vocal Warmup Songs

Have you ever wanted to know how the best choral directors and trainers get the best out of their choirs? What they say? What they do? and How they make it fun? Well now here’s your chance to find out. Here at the Fun Music Company, we’re very excited to launch a brand new resource

2011-06-16T00:24:47+00:00By |0 Comments

What you must know about copyright.

Copyright is an important issue, and one that ALL teachers must know about. You have to know the restrictions in your local area, as well as the restrictions that are placed on particular items. Do NOT ignore this issue, as you could wind yourself in a lot of hot water for copying the wrong things!

2010-10-28T02:12:24+00:00By |3 Comments