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…

Beatboxing and Bucket Beats…….What’s Going On ??!!

Through being in contact with over 55,000 music teachers from around the world every week, I know that the upper primary or elementary age is one of the most challenging groups that teachers have to work with on a regular basis. In most situations theseRead more…

Is the pencil outdated in the 21st Century Music Classroom?

By Kevin Tuck, editor, Printable Music Theory Books   I’m constantly communicating with music teachers all over the world. Every day I get emails and communicate with teachers via forums and blogs, and I read lots of opinions on the current state of technology inRead more…

Whiteboard Music Lessons Module Two Released

It’s finally here!! After months of writing, editing and revising, Module two of our Whiteboard Music Lessons – “Music Jam” series is now available for everyone to use. This level is much more comprehensive and detailed that we ever imagined it would be. The wholeRead more…

A simple start to using boomwhackers in the music classroom

This is a very simple idea for using boomwhackers. This was developed and tested by my husband Kevin with a group of students who had never learned any music at all. It was pitched at grade 4/5 level, but can work for students of anyRead 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…

Assessments – What we added to Printable Music Lesson Plans….. And WHY!

I’m not a big fan of assessments. However, I understand that they are a necessary part of teaching for most schools. Unless you are in a Montessori or alternative learning environment assessments are a necessary and indispensable part of what we do as teachers. AtRead more…

A Sneak Peak of our World Music Teaching Resource

Today at the Fun Music Company today, we are extremely excited to announce the launch of our long awaited music lesson plan resources called  World Music Lesson Plans. We have been working on this set of teaching resources for months now and we know thatRead 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…