Great music teaching ideas.
The ideas we use in our lessons have a real impact on our teaching lives. Firstly, the music teaching ideas we choose affect the rapport we have with students. They also affect engagement levels, fun, and class behaviour. Our ability to retain students is also affected.
We don’t want bad music teaching ideas, do we? We don’t want average music teaching ideas either! We don’t even want GOOD music teaching ideas! We want amazing, GREAT music teaching ideas to in order to engage and motivate our students.
The great news is that you don’t have to be an out-of-the-box thinker! You don’t have to be clever or be a skilled musician to grab their attention.
The core problem with music teaching ideas.
Not every idea will be GREAT for every teacher.
Music teaching ideas that work well for one teacher, might not work for another.
Getting across those music teaching ideas between teachers can be challenging.
Ideas may not communicate as well on paper as they do in real life.
Where can you find outstanding music teaching ideas?
Option 1 – You can use your own experience.
This might sound strange, but the best ideas are your own. In teaching, you will do better when you’re doing something you’ve done before.
Take one of your own ideas and expand it. That may end up being the best possible approach.
Option 2 – You can rely on expensive training and conferences.
Speakers, trainers and experts.
Today, they’re everywhere! Even here on this website. 😀 You can find amazing, wonderful ideas from them.
There are two issues with this approach:
- The ideas people promote are trying to sell you something. A book, a training course, the next level of certification. Many times authors or speakers might not share their best and greatest music teaching ideas. This is because they want to have something to sell you in the next step. We don’t do that here on this website! We share our BEST ideas with you. Plus, we use them in done-for-you solutions in our products.
- The core problem above: not all ideas work well for all teachers. A teacher may have amazing success with a music teaching idea. They might be incredible, and they write it down. However, because of the challenge of conveying the idea it just doesn’t work for everyone who tries it.
Option 3 – You can rely on the experience of others.
Today the internet gives us a wonderful gift. It allows us to connect with others doing the same job that wasn’t possible a generation ago.
Today we can connect through social media, through blogs, and through online communities. We can post and ask for ideas, and we can read through others suggestions.
The problem with that? It’s the same, or much WORSE than option 2 above!
We can drown in information with this approach, while starving for ideas that WORK.
Today, I’m sharing my 4 most-powerful music teaching ideas. These are ideas that grab my class’s attention every time. Implementing these music teaching ideas has helped me have one of the top websites in music education.
Who am I, and why am I sharing this with you?
My name is Janice Tuck, and I’m a music teacher just like you. I’m also an author, speaker and co-owner of the Fun Music Company.