Innovative Boomwhacker Beatz Music Teaching Program Launched

December 2013 has marked the launch of a brand new teaching concept for primary and elementary music teaching called Boomwhacker Beatz. It’s something that we’re very excited about here at The Fun Music Company because it’s a new concept in music teaching using technology inRead more…

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…

Introducing Music Appreciation to Elementary and Primary Students

Music appreciation enriches the primary classroom through discovery and sonic exploration. The simple act of music listening develops a child’s language development and ability to “decode” the abstract (Eisner, Legg). Students that actively engage in musical performance, whether in the classroom or in the concertRead more…

Music Classroom Wish List

What are the most effective $$$’s you’ve ever spent in your music classroom? Perhaps it was what everyone seems to have on their mind at the moment- technology! An iPad or an interactive whiteboard or maybe it was a set of xylophones that your studentsRead more…

Introducing Percussion to Primary School Children

The value of movement in connection with learning is unparalleled in our elementary and primary classrooms. In cultures around the world, exploration through percussion is a natural way of connecting children to the group and developing their motor responses. Movement through music, furthermore, helps stimulateRead more…

The Secrets to Creating a Successful Music Theory Curriculum

“Research shows a positive connection between teachers’ preparation in their subject matter and their performance and impact in the classroom” . I read this recently in a US study about teacher preparation research(1) and I’m sure that it’s no surprise to any of us thatRead more…

Music Teaching Tips: Teaching about Peter and The Wolf in the Music Classroom

I’ve just stumbled across this set of very cool YouTube videos which would be relevant for teaching upper primary about Peter and the Wolf and the Instruments of the Orchestra. Click here to check out the story of Peter and The Wolf on Video  Read 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…

Why Jazz and Blues should be taught in the Music Classroom

Since we’ve been making music teaching resources, we’ve found out through our surveys that topics like Jazz and Blues hardly ever get covered in the junior high school or middle school. Even looking back on my own personal teaching experience, I have to now ashamedlyRead more…

Resource for Teaching About Indonesian Music and The Gamelan

This week I’ve just started to work on a new World Music project  which will consist of  teaching resources fact sheets, whiteboard presentations, fun worksheets lesson ideas and resources  for teaching music of other cultures from around the world. The whole resource pack is setRead more…