Using Music to help preschoolers.

A wonderful time in most children’s lives is the preschool years. The preschool child is protected a lot from the outside world, and they have no exams to do or great expectations of them at school or kindy. If music is a part of aRead more…

Making Music Theory Worksheets more enjoyable for students

If you’re a music teacher like me you know that most music students roll their eyes when you mention that you are going to bring out a music theory worksheet for them. Many even at the mention of music theory tend to get scared andRead more…

What Music Theory Rock Musicians need to know

Here are a few basic ideas about what music theory rock music students really need, and what they don’t! If they are playing drums there is very little point in them learning to read the bass clef or treble clef notes – you’ll want toRead more…

The Organ and related instruments – lesson ideas for classroom music

There are several other instruments which are related to the piano which are important for us to introduce to school students. They are the organ, celesta and harpsichord. Show and talk about the different aspects and characteristics of the keyboard instruments. The instruments are mainlyRead more…

Music Theory for Rock Musicians

Thoughts from our Editor Kevin Tuck: I always found it an interesting experience to play in a Rock Band. I played the drum kit in a wide variety of styles of music from rock and roll through light pop. had a background in classical musicRead more…

Simple ideas which will help you write lesson plans for music lessons

An indispensable tool for music teachers is the lesson plan. They are very important to the success of both one lesson and the teachers career in general. There is nothing like the old saying “If you don’t prepare, then prepare to fail”. Once you haveRead more…

Five concepts to keep in mind when writing a lesson plan for music

An indispensable tool for music teachers is the lesson plan. They are very important to the success of both one lesson and the teachers career in general. There is an old saying that says something like “failing to prepare is preparing to fail” Once youRead more…

Learning Music Theory in the 21st century

At its core, Music Theory is the study of the written manuscript. It is the understanding of the symbols that make up music scores, and the knowledge of how to effectively turn them into sounds. An knowledge of music theory assists musicians, not because itRead more…

How to best teach music theory

At its core, Music Theory is the understanding of the written manuscript. It is the knowledge of the symbols that make up music scores, and the ability to effectively translate them into sounds. An understanding of theory really helps people who play music, rather thanRead more…

Learning how to read music for a Rock Musician

So what do rock musicians really need to know about music theory? and how can we best help our students who really want to be able to read and are prepared to make the effort, but still struggle? here are some basic ideas to helpRead more…