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
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
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
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
It has been almost thirty years 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
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
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!