If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I can’t do this” or “I’m not expert enough at this” or “I don’t deserve to be doing this” and then proceeded to melt into a puddle of self-doubt …You’re not alone! Many music teachers question whether they are prepared to do the work they do. Here’s how to
Teaching grade 1 music lessons? This article gives an overview of a typical grade 1 music lesson plan. Then it shows you how it can be implemented. Creating a lesson plan to teach grade 1 music lessons Creating a music lesson plan is difficult enough! Getting a lesson to fit curriculum requirements
Here at the Fun Music Company, we really value the interactions with our customers and clients. We’ve just put together a brand new ebook with a collection of nine of what we feel are “work every time” ideas for Music Education. These are tried and tested ideas which we’ve learned from the best in the
Looking to create a music composition lesson plan for grade one, 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
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
Are you teaching music history? This article explores what a music history curriculum for primary school may 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
What a curriculum asks us to do in creating a music listening curriculum is not actually that easy in practice!
Looking to create a music listening curriculum? That is something we do here, too! 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
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