Musical Penpals for your class

This is an idea that has come from our facebook group, and I thought it was so good that it was worth sharing with everyone via the blog, and everyone can join in, wether they are on facebook or not. The internet makes the worldRead more…

How do your students learn?

How does a student learn something, so that it becomes knowledge for life? We’ve been busily engaged this month putting the finishing stages to the Fun Music Company latest publication called “Printable Music Theory Books” which will be launched on Monday, 1st June. Leading upRead more…

New Handbook available for building strong music programs

Preservice and novice music teachers can now add a new, innovative resource to their teaching tools: “Building Strong Music Programs” by Charlene Ryan, published by MENC (National Association for Music Education) and Rowman & Littlefield Education. The handbook deals with a subject that many new music teachersRead more…

Tools for Teaching Music – Iphone and Ipod touch

Just a quick note to let you know about some great tools that are available to you if you own an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. We’ve created a detailed article at the Music Software Guide to give you the full details!

A St Patricks Day Activity For Music Classes

With St Patricks Day coming up this year… why not celebrate it with your music classes by showing them a video clip of the musical “Riverdance” featuring loads of Irish Dancing and music? This will be sure to start a great discussion, and you couldRead more…

Adapting Music Games to suit Special Needs Classes

Teaching people with disabilities is such a rewarding experience that is enjoyed by everyone! I know this because I had the pleasure of teaching disabled children in the past. One of the schools I taught at described the job as “teaching children with delicate health”Read more…

Are you looking for some Classroom Music Curriculum Ideas?

Here’s a new website where you can download a free sample lesson plan and worksheet that you’ll be able to use tomorrow if you wish! People often ask me “Does getting Back To School ever get any easier?” In my experience it never has. ThereRead more…

Do you need theory worksheets for young Children?

Be one of the first to preview our newest project As a member of our Fun Music Company family, I would love to give you the opportunity to preview our latest project – The Junior Musicianship System -and I would love to hear your feedback!Read more…

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 teachersRead more…

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 inRead more…