Assessments – What we added to Printable Music Lesson Plans….. And WHY!

I’m not a big fan of assessments. However, I understand that they are a necessary part of teaching for most schools. Unless you are in a Montessori or alternative learning environment assessments are a necessary and indispensable part of what we do as teachers. AtRead more…

Experts in World Music are needed now!

Do you have a background in a particular cultural area of music – one that could be defined as “World Music”? At the Fun Music Company we believe in “crowd sourcing” as much a possible, and getting as many people involved as possible in theRead more…

Instruments Of The Orchestra Online Music Activities

A member of our Fun Music Company Community recently introduced us to this very cool website link put together by the team at DSO Kids. When you first get there, it simply looks like a list of instrument links, but press on individual links andRead more…

The History Of Rock Videos: The King Of Rock and Roll

Here are the You Tube Videos links you could use to compliment the second lesson called “The King Of Rock and Roll” which is lesson two of the Fun Music Company History Of Rock and Roll Printable Music Lesson Plans Series. Feel free to useRead more…

History Of Rock n Roll: How Did Rock Begin?

Here are some You Tube Videos links  you could use to teach your students about to compliment the first lesson of the Fun Music Company History Of Rock and Roll Printable Music Lesson Plans Series. How Did Rock Begin- Video Resources “Rock Around the Clock”byRead more…

Resources for Teaching Music Composition

In a recent Music Education Twitter Chat,which took place on April 20th, 2010 EST the question of “What the Most Important Topics to Teach in the Music Classroom” were discussed. I was surprised to find out that many music teachers who participated in the chatRead more…

A Listening Activity about early Rock and Roll Music

The “Duck Walk” was a unusual dance move made famous by Chuck Berry. A music lesson plan about early Rock and Roll music can be much more entertaining if you use this idea and expand on it in music class. After you’ve watched some videosRead more…

Music Lesson Plans – Your Guide to Effective Music Teaching

As a music teacher you will have a curriculum to follow, and it is much easier to follow if you organize music lesson plans at the start of each new session. There is a wealth of information online if you feel you are running outRead more…

Making Music Worksheets effective in the music class

There are a great many books and worksheets for the teaching of music theory available. Many of these are excellent, and well written and researched for the instruction of music theory. 
There is one thing that over everything else makes certain worksheets and educational materialsRead more…

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 benefitsRead more…