Resources for Teaching Music Composition

In a recent Music Education Twitter Chat,which took place on April 20th, 2010 EST the question of “What the Most Important Topics to Teach in the Music Classroom” were discussed. I was surprised to find out that many music teachers who participated in the chatRead 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…

Resource Materials for teaching about the Instruments Of The Orchestra

Here are a few ideas for teaching about the Instruments of the Orchestra. I do hope you find the ideas useful and feel free to provide some feedback using the comment box below. Instrument Four Corners Game For this game you will need four postersRead more…

Teaching Ideas For Using STOMP in a General Music Class

I just found this STOMP Clip that would provide great inspiration for students in the music classroom of approx junior high school standard. Lesson Plan Ideas Make A STOMP Ensemble Have the class watch a portion of a dvd about the group STOMP. Afterwards, theRead more…

Music Lessons for a Substitute Music Teacher

Its here! Last year we ran a competition, where we asked members on our mailing list to submit ideas for our ebook competition. In this competition we asked the question: “What is the single best idea you can give a substitute music teacher, or thatRead more…

Are you teaching Music history in 2010?

Introducing the Printable Music Lesson Plans Great Composers Module Here at the Fun Music Company this month, we are very excited and proud to announce the launch of a brand new product to aid in teaching music history. This is a complete set of musicRead more…

And the Winner is…..

About a month ago, I sent out an email and blog post here inviting submissions for a new e-book that we’re putting together and we had a fun little contest to help get some feedback and ideas. We’ve had some wonderful suggestions over these pastRead more…

Teaching Major Scales: Part 2

A post by Janice on Music Lesson Plans: Worksheets to help with Teaching Major Scales If you need theory worksheet content to help with teaching major scales then you may find that our Printable Music Theory Books could become an invaluable companion in your resourceRead 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…

Using Flashcards In Music Theory Lessons

This video is a Suzuki teacher using flashcards to actively involve her students in remembering musical terms they have played in their pieces. I was just looking through youtube for music theory videos and I stumbled across this teacher who was actively involving her studentsRead more…