What Makes a Music Teacher Great?

What makes any teacher great? This has been debated for a long time now. For years, people thought the number of students per teacher was the most important factor in learning. Then educators focused on the size of schools. Now, latest studies are showing thatRead more…

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 whatRead more…

Watch This Music Teacher Rock The House!

There is never a wrong time for some fabulous music teacher inspiration – and this one is the best I’ve seen in a long time!! In this video, you’ll meet vocal teacher Sarah Horn. Just an ordinary music teacher who went along like so manyRead more…

Four Inspirational Videos for the Teacher

Starting a New Year ahead as a teacher can be a daunting task-There’s all the new classes and students, all the administrational tasks not to mention all the new curriculum planning. It can sometimes feel like hurdle after hurdle and the pressure can start toRead more…

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 thoseRead more…

Music Teaching Quotes

Inspire your music classroom or studio with these music education quotes. Post them in your classroom, share music quotes with your colleagues, or add these inspirational music sayings to a band, choir or school newsletter. “You are the music while the music lasts.”- T.S. EliotRead more…

Music Classroom Wish List

What are the most effective $$$’s you’ve ever spent in your music classroom? Perhaps it was what everyone seems to have on their mind at the moment- technology! An iPad or an interactive whiteboard or maybe it was a set of xylophones that your studentsRead more…

2011 Music Education Highlights: Fun Choir Warm Ups Hit the News

Since it’s coming up to the end of the year fast, I found myself reflecting on some of the 2011 Fun Music Co “Magic Moments” from throughout the year and thought of this! Earlier this year we came in contact with a remarkable lady whoRead more…

Top 10 TED Talks For Music Education

The nonprofit conference program, TED, aims to bring together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Talks from TED’s two annual conferences have included the creative talents of musicians as well as innovators who have channeled music as their life inspiration. The following videoRead more…

Motivational Video For Teachers

Have you ever been asked questions such as “When are you going to get a real job?”, “What do Teachers Make?”or perhaps you’ve even heard the phrase “Those who can’t, Teach”. This is a very appropriate motivational piece because I’m sure you’ll agree that musicRead more…