Printable Music Theory Books Level Three Released!

Its finally here! After months of editing, checking and revising, level three of our Printable Music Theory Books series is now available. This level is more comprehensive and more more detailed than we ever imagined it would be. The workbook weighs in at 88 pages of jam packed content for teaching music theory. There are

2010-12-13T01:31:06+00:00By |6 Comments

Music Classroom Management

Classroom management is an age old problem and topic of conversation with teachers, so it's always inspiring to get the perspective of what others do to tackle these issues. Back in April, 2010, I was fortunate to be involved in a twitter chat where we talked about behaviour management in the music classroom. These are

2010-04-16T04:28:32+00:00By |9 Comments

What is the Kodaly Method?

The Kodaly Method, which is also known as the Kodaly Concept, is an approach to music education, developed in Hungary during the mid 20th century. It was named after the Hungarian educator and composer Zoltan Kodaly. Though the method is named after him, it wasn't actually created by him. The Kodaly concept of music uses

2010-03-31T09:45:46+00:00By |0 Comments

Learning Music for Music’s Sake

There has been a lot of discussion around the Music Education community recently about the benefits of music education for children. There is a lot of talk about the “Mozart Effect” where the listening to certain types of classical music are shown to have benefits in ordering the brain and thus improving intelligence. Some have

2010-03-28T19:51:32+00:00By |1 Comment

Resources For Teaching Percussion in the Music Classroom

Music Classrooms can often have loads of percussion instruments laying around. The question is what do you do with them all? Sure, you can play simple rhythms and percussion grids with them, but what do you do beyond this when your students are ready to learn bigger, more inspiring ensemble pieces? For a start, there

2010-03-24T22:44:30+00:00By |4 Comments

The most famous Deaf Musician in the classroom

Ludwig Van Beethoven has to be one of the most unusual and interesting characters to ever compose music. Here are a few ideas to help introduce him into your music lesson plans: Write a short children's story about the life of Beethoven. Include the most important parts of Beethoven's life that younger children may be

2010-03-18T02:03:48+00:00By |0 Comments

Ideas for teaching students about Mozart

Planning music lessons? here are a couple of ideas to help you create some fun music resources for your lessons. In Salzburg, Austria, Mozart's childhood house has been turned into a museum. Design the front cover of a brochure advertising the Museum by briefly describing who Mozart was, what may be see in the Museum

2010-03-16T21:01:54+00:00By |0 Comments
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