What “Age” do we teach in? I ask this because from time to time we have teachers come to us saying that some of our printable resources and fun sheets materials don’t exactly match up to our game worksheets. We have comprehension fill in the gap activities that fully match, but with each lesson topic,
"Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand."- Carl Orff Doing is everything - especially when it comes to teaching music theory! Playing a game can often help students to retain more and can make a boring concept fun. So today I have the pleasure of posting a great game which
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 stimulate the brain and integrate the right and left hemispheres After
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 This is the story of Peter and the Wolf which
Part of our commitment at the Fun Music Company is to not only create great music teaching resources, but also to support you as you start working through the worksheets with your classes. We plan to do this with some quick videos that you can watch in just a few minutes, that will explain how
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 ashamedly confess, it was a topic I never taught much either.
This week I've just started to work on a new World Music project which will consist of teaching resources fact sheets, whiteboard presentations, fun worksheets lesson ideas and resources for teaching music of other cultures from around the world. The whole resource pack is set to be launched on Thursday 3rd March, 2011. However, in
Its finally here! After months of editing, checking and revising, level three of our Printable Music Theory Books series is now available. This level is more comprehensive and more more detailed than we ever imagined it would be. The workbook weighs in at 88 pages of jam packed content for teaching music theory. There are
Copyright is an important issue, and one that ALL teachers must know about. You have to know the restrictions in your local area, as well as the restrictions that are placed on particular items. Do NOT ignore this issue, as you could wind yourself in a lot of hot water for copying the wrong things!
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 fidgety young children .....and you need to get them either fired