Success In Music: Is It All Down To Mindset?

During my early teaching career, there was one extracurricular activity that I never missed and that was our annual State Music Camp. I loved it! It was a buzz for me to attend as a teacher for many years, the kids were stoked to beRead more…

Beatboxing and Bucket Beats…….What’s Going On ??!!

Through being in contact with over 55,000 music teachers from around the world every week, I know that the upper primary or elementary age is one of the most challenging groups that teachers have to work with on a regular basis. In most situations theseRead more…

Teenage music trends: Do you know what's making their headphones hot?

  Gangnam Style – and I could finish this blog here! But, as we know, teenagers can be fickle, and it’s possible that in a week or two, this most “liked” video in YouTube history, as awarded by the Guinness World Records(i) could be, well,history!Read 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…

Ten Top YouTube Videos for Music Teachers

It’s so easy to connect to your students in a meaningful way with multimedia and with music education videos on YouTube. With a single click, you can instantly inspire young musicians to excel musically and academically, teach a concept through the language of video orRead more…

Is the pencil outdated in the 21st Century Music Classroom?

By Kevin Tuck, editor, Printable Music Theory Books   I’m constantly communicating with music teachers all over the world. Every day I get emails and communicate with teachers via forums and blogs, and I read lots of opinions on the current state of technology inRead more…

Critical Thinking: Practical Music Teaching Strategies

Incorporating the Socratic Method and Critical Thinking in music education in schools involves creativity and a break from traditional classroom teaching strategies. What are the benefits of Critical Thinking? The Socratic Method is based on the question-and-answer style of teaching accredited to the philosopher Socrates.Read 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…

5 Steps for Flashcard Success In The Music Classroom

We all know that using flash cards with music students can be a very useful revision tool for students of all ages. However there are challenges. Often music teachers have different ability levels in their classes so while some students may find the activity funRead 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…