Helping students learn about classical conductors

Why does the conductor of an orchestra get paid so much money?, and what exactly does he do anyway? These are all ideas that students can use to learn about the conductor in the orchestra. There is a complete lesson plan on this subject inRead more…

Successful Methods of Teaching Music Theory

At its core, Music Theory is the study of the written manuscript. It is the knowledge of the dots and scribbles that make up written music, and the knowledge of how to effectively translate them into music. An understanding of theory really helps musicians, ratherRead more…

Writing a good lesson plan for a music lesson

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…

Getting the mix right of practice and theory

This is an issue facing most music teachers – how much do you let students just play away, and when do you introduce the theoretical knowledge? There has never been a subject in which the practical aspect is more important than in music. Learning musicRead more…

How and how not to help your students with music theory

At its core, Music Theory is the study of the written manuscript. It is the knowledge of the symbols that make up written music, and the knowledge of how to effectively turn them into sounds. An knowledge of music theory really helps musicians, rather thanRead more…

How much music theory should school students learn?

This is an issue facing most music teachers – how much do you load students up with theoretical knowledge and how much do you just let them play? Music is a practical subject. In any school learning music should be about doing. Singing, Movement, PlayingRead more…

Some Effective Methods of Teaching 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 knowledge of how to effectively translate them into sounds. An understanding of music theory assists people who play music,Read more…

Planning a Music Lesson Curriculum

This is a question that every music teacher faces – how much do you load students up with theoretical knowledge and how much do you just let them play? There has never been a subject in which the practical aspect is more important than inRead more…

Planning a music lesson about the violin?

Want your students to learn something other than guitars and drums in the music class? Here are a few lesson planning ideas that will get your students inspired about stringed instruments. firstly, compare the sizes of violins and violas with other objects of different sizesRead more…

Three ways to assist music theory Students

At its core, Music Theory is the study of the written music notes. It is the knowledge of the symbols that make up written music, and the ability to effectively translate them into sounds. An understanding of theory really helps musicians, not because it makesRead more…