The Musical Fly Swatter Game: A Music Flashcard Activity For the Classroom

"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

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 way of providing a gimmick or a comic theme (referred to

Teaching Music To Children

How to help young children to have fun and retain more in music. I had this question posted to me a few weeks ago and after careful research and consideration have posted this reply. I know this will be of value to many music teachers out there and although the answer is to address teaching

Percussion Lessons

Learn to dazzle and inspire your students with percussion instruments. Great music teachers are forever growing new skills and are developing new areas of expertise in new instruments. The old saying goes " if you're not growing, you're dying" and this is so true in music education. The minute we stop learning - everything just

Classroom Management Ideas for Music Teachers

Earlier this week I posted about a competition which we are running at the Fun Music Company, where we are asking for contributions to a new bonus ebook called "The Music Teachers Survival Guide". This will be a bonus that is given away with some of our other products. Some people have emailed me, saying

Online Music Competition for Music Teachers

Many of our best resources and upgrades have come about because of direct suggestions from music teachers and parents just like you. We're always looking to improve further, so we're having an exciting new contest! in this contest not only do you have the opportunity to win a little prize, you'll also be able to

Piano Terms

Have you ever tried teaching musical terms needed for most piano lessons only to find you get nowhere very quickly? There are just some instances where it seems that no matter what you do, it is impossible to get good retention ready for those upcoming exams or tests and no matter how many times you

What the power of a dream can do – Music Lessons with no fees!

Today I want to share with you a special story - a story about how a music school can exist with no student fees whatsoever. I thought that such a school couldn’t possibly exist, until we recently stumbled upon the peoples music school in Chicago, and thought it was such a unique and interesting story that

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