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 thatRead more…

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 concentrateRead more…

Changing Lives Through Music Education: Two Inspiring Stories

While budget cuts, large class sizes and equipment shortages are all common place amongst many music teachers in schools due to standardized testing squeezing music curricula, there are also still many success stories. Today I wanted to share two exciting things happening in music educationRead more…

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. InRead 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…

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 usRead more…

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

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 theRead more…

Top 10 TED Talks For Music Education

The nonprofit conference program, TED, aims to bring together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Talks from TED’s two annual conferences have included the creative talents of musicians as well as innovators who have channeled music as their life inspiration. The following videoRead more…

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 MusicRead more…

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 inRead more…