Is this the coolest thing ever done by a high school teacher?

  Ever wonder how to get your school noticed worldwide and become the coolest high school teacher ever overnight? Recently (January 2015) theatre teacher, Scot Pankey and his 200 students did just that - not with some fancy computer school program or high maths or english test scores, but with one single music clip where

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

By |2013-11-07T02:15:12+00:00November 7th, 2013|music teaching inspiration, Video|6 Comments

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 students to do. About the Resources The free resources comprise of

Ten 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

By |2017-08-01T03:40:20+00:00November 2nd, 2012|Music Education Articles, Music Teaching, Video|3 Comments

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? The Socratic Method is based on the question-and-answer style of teaching accredited to the philosopher Socrates. Critical thinking in music education takes the basic premise of

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

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