Looking to teach music composition in year 1, but don’t know where to start? Well read on ... Teaching composition when young children can barely read or play a note is hard! And most teachers aren’t trained in the area of composition and most teachers aren’t composers! .. So where do you start with making
The New Australian Curriculum (version 9) has been released. This is what it means for music teachers in Australia.
After a long delay which was extended due to COVID, The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) have released the final version of the new Australian Curriculum. This represents the first major change in the Australian curriculum for Arts:Music, since the original version was released in 2014. You may be confused to see that
What does a music history curriculum for primary school look like today? If you've ever wondered if you should be teaching music history in primary or elementary music, then you've come to the right place! Music History. Just the mention of those two words beings up some sort of emotion for just about every
What a curriculum asks us to do in creating a music listening curriculum is not actually that easy in practice!
Here at the Fun Music Company we LOVE looking through curriculum documents, created by government departments and education authorities. I am only a little bit “tongue-in-cheek” as I write that! Seriously, we do actually enjoy it! Its a really interesting aspect of our work here - getting down to the nitty-gritty of working out what
Here at the Fun Music Company we’re working hard at the moment to keep in touch with the curriculum requirements in our home country of Australia, as well as around the world. Right now, the Australian National Curriculum is being reviewed, and is currently in its consultation phase. Some states in Australia use the National
Do you need some quick one-liner music jokes? Here at the Fun Music Company we're dedicated to creating lots of tools for #FunMusicTeachers to create fun and exciting music lessons, and Music Jokes are a really key tool for teachers to use. So today we thought we'd share a few that are based around popular
The Australian Curriculum is changing – here is what is happening and how it affects music teachers.
Just a few days ago, the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) released the Arts consultation curriculum, which is the proposed Australian Curriculum for the Arts, including music. The Australian Curriculum in its current form has been in place since 2015, so a process to review it began in 2020, which is a
So you want to teach the Ukulele? I don’t know how you’ve found this article. Maybe someone has suggested to you that the ukulele would be a good idea for your music classes, or alternatively perhaps you’ve been teaching the ukulele already for a while, but you’re feeling a bit “stuck in a rut” and
Teaching music with no instruments other than recorder, no technology and no recorded music allowed.
Here at the Fun Music Company we have a wonderful community of teachers through our mailing list, and I get questions all the time. This is one that came in this week: "I’ve been asked to music for years 1-7 with no no instruments other than recorders, no recorded music allowed at all, no
It’s so easy to connect to your students in a meaningful way with videos on YouTube. You can use these videos to catch their attention, to inspire or simply have a laugh and enjoy a fun moment which makes everyone feel good! . Here are 3 of our favourites: 1:When we saw this, it just