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…

10 Teaching Tips and Games for Using Music Flashcards

Flash cards provide a fun and affordable method of teaching exciting new concepts. Whether playing a teacher-led instructional activity or encouraging cooperative learning activities in the classroom, teaching strategies using flash cards enhance memorization in a simple and effective way. Try these creative teaching strategiesRead 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…

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…

Starting Young is Key to Success

“Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.” ~Dana Stewart Scott It’s well known that Exposure to all sorts of experiences for children at young ages is very critical in their early development. Learning languages are aRead more…

Five Minute Fillers

Have you ever needed a five minute filler for a music class? You probably know the type of situation I mean. It’s when you’ve got quite a large group of kids together for choir or band music class or even for a group of fidgetyRead more…

Latest Updates to Music Teaching Resources.

This month, ever since our latest launch, we’ve been in “update mode” to include new features and benefits in some of our other resources here at the Fun Music Company. The Junior Musicianship System, which is a theory system designed for younger students aged 4-7Read 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…