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 studentsRead more…

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 todayRead more…

Keeping Students Engaged in Music Lessons

I’ve just found  a very nice  article written by a talented K-8 music teacher, Monica Attel who shares some of here her best tips and tricks with teaching young children. In the article, she suggests that wearing hats works for her, because it’s a wayRead more…

12 Tips for Managing a Difficult Preschool Music Class

Have you ever had to teach a difficult class in at the pre-school level? If you have, you  probably know about the type of class I am talking about. It’s the class which is constantly excited, but fidgety, calling out, making noises and touching eachRead more…

Teaching Major Scales: Part 1

A post by Janice on Music Lesson Plans: A Game to help with Teaching Major Scales If you’ve ever taught music theory, then you would know that it can be difficult to get students to remember the pattern of tones and semitones needed, the scaleRead more…