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.Read more…

Top 10 TED Talks For Music Education

The nonprofit conference program, TED, aims to bring together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Talks from TED’s two annual conferences have included the creative talents of musicians as well as innovators who have channeled music as their life inspiration. The following videoRead more…

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 hisRead more…

Fun Leadership lesson for the Music Teacher

I thought this was excellent food for thought for all teachers and a great practical lesson as to why we do the things we do. It’s done by a guy called Derek Sivers who is a musician, blog writer and business owner and he’s caughtRead more…

Neuroscientist Urges Us To Keep Music in Schools.

As music teachers, on a daily basis we all see the many benefits that music has on our student’s lives and how it helps them to become more able in other subject areas, but now it’s noted officially! In a recent press briefing on FebRead more…

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 ofRead more…

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 upRead more…

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Do you have ideas for classroom or studio music teaching? What about ideas for parents on aspects of music education? At the Fun Music Company we want to build an extensive library of resources, but we can’t possibly write it all ourselves! We need inputRead more…

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 teachersRead more…

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 areRead more…