Critical Thinking: Practical Music Teaching Strategies

Incorporating the Socratic Method and Critical Thinking in music education in schools involves creativity and a break from traditional classroom teaching strategies. What are the benefits of Critical Thinking? The Socratic Method is based on the question-and-answer style of teaching accredited to the philosopher Socrates. Critical thinking in music education takes the basic premise of

Two New Music Advocacy Documentaries

I’m always on the lookout for great music advocacy video’s and today, I’ve just found two new ones- just in time to watch over the US Summer break! Here are the trailers of them both. Gustovo Dudamel is always an inspiration to me with his conducting skill combined with his passion for music.This man appears

Should We Be Using Instrumental Music Video Games In The Music Classroom?

Yes, as with the other video games out there like the "Guitar Hero" series, the new craze this year is the the launch of the "Beatles:Rock Band " video game. It has recently has hit the streets and looks like it could become game of the year leading up to Christmas. Of course the launch

How do your students learn?

How does a student learn something, so that it becomes knowledge for life? We’ve been busily engaged this month putting the finishing stages to the Fun Music Company latest publication called “Printable Music Theory Books” which will be launched on Monday, 1st June. Leading up to the launch we are really interested in your opinion

Teaching Music To Children

How to help young children to have fun and retain more in music. I had this question posted to me a few weeks ago and after careful research and consideration have posted this reply. I know this will be of value to many music teachers out there and although the answer is to address teaching

Printable Music Worksheets

Instant Print Music Lessons Explained At the Fun Music Company we have been very excited over this past week to announce the launch of our newest website project called Instant Print Music Lessons. This package contains over 80 fun packed worksheets and puzzles which are ready to print in an instant and will be of

Music Printables

Be one of the first to check out our latest Project! This week we've been putting the finishing touches on our brand new website which has been in the pipeline for over a year. I'm really excited about it because I know that it will be of enormous value to all the classroom and studio

Classroom Management Ideas for Music Teachers

Earlier this week I posted about a competition which we are running at the Fun Music Company, where we are asking for contributions to a new bonus ebook called "The Music Teachers Survival Guide". This will be a bonus that is given away with some of our other products. Some people have emailed me, saying

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