Rock and Roll History: Rock Around The Clock

Marking some of the earliest footage of Rock and Roll music, this Bill Haley classic called “Rock around the Clock” brought teenagers to their feet as they couldn’t help but dance as they heard it, much to their parents disapproval. This is a perfect discussionRead more…

Gustavo Dudamel's Music Advocacy Mission

It seems like classical music is finally getting the support it deserves in at least small area of LA, USA. This was the topic of a recent 60 minutes interview with Gustavo Dudamel, the youngest conductor ever for the Philharmonic Orchestra and the youngest majorRead 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…

Music Resources In Schools: Help music funding in schools this weekend!

Let’s see if we can fund a needy school to get more than $1000 worth of new resources this weekend! As music teachers, we all know the reasons why we think music is important in schools and all too often there’s just not enough fundingRead more…

Music Primary Singing Resources

Recently, one of our Fun Music Company members, Joanna sent us an email about a website that looks very useful to primary or junior school teachers. The website is called “Sing Up” and offers loads of free instructional videos, lesson plans, power points and recordingsRead more…

Music Classroom Management

Classroom management is an age old problem and topic of conversation with teachers, so it’s always inspiring to get the perspective of what others do to tackle these issues. Back in April, 2010, I was fortunate to be involved in a twitter chat where weRead more…

Resource Materials for teaching about the Instruments Of The Orchestra

Here are a few ideas for teaching about the Instruments of the Orchestra. I do hope you find the ideas useful and feel free to provide some feedback using the comment box below. Instrument Four Corners Game For this game you will need four postersRead more…

Classroom Music Worksheets Renamed and Re-released today!

Our team at the Fun Music Company has been hard at work for the last few weeks finishing off a whole revamp of one of our products, which was previously known as Instant Print Music Lessons. Several months ago we decided to completely revise andRead more…

Resources For Teaching Percussion in the Music Classroom

Music Classrooms can often have loads of percussion instruments laying around. The question is what do you do with them all? Sure, you can play simple rhythms and percussion grids with them, but what do you do beyond this when your students are ready toRead more…

Teaching Ideas For Using STOMP in a General Music Class

I just found this STOMP Clip that would provide great inspiration for students in the music classroom of approx junior high school standard. Lesson Plan Ideas Make A STOMP Ensemble Have the class watch a portion of a dvd about the group STOMP. Afterwards, theRead more…