Music Fun at The Gas Pump!

Now, I know this video is probably staged, but it’s just good fun and I thought it could be a great one to show your music classes as an incentive to get them to their lessons on time! A couple come up to the gas pump to fill up and find themselves singing karaoke of

2014-12-08T03:17:43+00:00By |1 Comment

A Lesson in Leadership: From Conductor Riccardo Chailly.

Just picture this….. You’re sitting in front of a full audience and in front of the Netherland Symphony Orchestra ready to play for a concert. You hear the first few notes and within seconds you realise that you’ve practiced the wrong piece! That’s exactly what happened to acclaimed Portugese pianist, Maria João Pires during a

2013-11-07T02:15:12+00:00By |6 Comments

Four Inspirational Videos for the Teacher

Starting a New Year ahead as a teacher can be a daunting task-There's all the new classes and students, all the administrational tasks not to mention all the new curriculum planning. It can sometimes feel like hurdle after hurdle and the pressure can start to mount even before you begin. If you’ve ever felt like

2020-10-08T00:14:41+00:00By |1 Comment

Seven Top YouTube Videos for Music Teachers

It’s so easy to connect to your students in a meaningful way with multimedia and with music education videos on YouTube. With a single click, you can instantly inspire young musicians to excel musically and academically, teach a concept through the language of video or simply enjoy exploring the many educational offerings. Here are 10

2022-05-10T00:55:44+00:00By |4 Comments

Music Ideas For School

If you’re teaching music at the primary or elementary school level and want some fresh ideas for teaching music in your school, we’ve created a free resource archive of music teaching ideas (including these 6 activities below) and all their accompanying resources designed to help make music easier to teach and fun for students to

2022-08-17T07:18:40+00:00By |1 Comment

Critical Thinking: Practical Music Teaching Strategies

Incorporating the Socratic Method and Critical Thinking in music education in schools involves creativity and a break from traditional classroom teaching strategies. What are the benefits of Critical Thinking? Critical thinking also known as the Socratic Method is based on the question-and-answer style of teaching accredited to the philosopher Socrates. Critical thinking in music education

2021-07-26T08:41:36+00:00By |7 Comments

Using Google Interactive's in the Music Classroom

There’s a new music related Google Doodle on the scene that’s set to rival some of the most memorable Doodles yet! The doodle posted on the Google homepage recently was in honour of Dr Robert “Bob” Moog in celebration of his 78th Birthday. For those who are unfamiliar, he was the inventor of the Moog

2012-07-24T05:07:23+00:00By |3 Comments

Using Peak State in Music Education

Last weekend we finished a Tony Robbins event in Sydney called “Unleash the Power Within” and have to say it totally rocked! It was a weekend full of energy, learning and being in an “active” state of mind . Because of it, I feel that we have acquired many new ideas and directions and over

2011-03-12T03:09:25+00:00By |1 Comment
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