The Importance of Music Lessons

Its time for another issue of Music Teachers’ Q and A.. and in this episode we cover a very important issue. Today’s question came from Doug, from the USA, and he said: “I am a general music teacher who teaches 6,7,8 and high school students.Read more…

Changing Lives Through Music Education: Two Inspiring Stories

While budget cuts, large class sizes and equipment shortages are all common place amongst many music teachers in schools due to standardized testing squeezing music curricula, there are also still many success stories. Today I wanted to share two exciting things happening in music educationRead more…

Ten Top YouTube Videos for Music Teachers

It’s so easy to connect to your students in a meaningful way with multimedia and with music education videos on YouTube. With a single click, you can instantly inspire young musicians to excel musically and academically, teach a concept through the language of video orRead more…

30 Flights of Stairs for Charity… in under ten minutes?

    On our website and blog we don’t often talk about local events in our home town of Adelaide, South Australia. However, since we had an opportunity to participate in a huge public event in our very own office building, we thought we mightRead more…

Is the pencil outdated in the 21st Century Music Classroom?

By Kevin Tuck, editor, Printable Music Theory Books   I’m constantly communicating with music teachers all over the world. Every day I get emails and communicate with teachers via forums and blogs, and I read lots of opinions on the current state of technology inRead more…

Help Schools and Teachers get the funding they need!

Today, I’ve got something very special to share with you. It’s a unique opportunity to help music education in schools (even in your own school!) and it isn’t going to cost you a cent! Every year we do a special promotion to help us buildRead more…

Keeping Students Engaged in Music Lessons

I’ve just found  a very nice  article written by a talented K-8 music teacher, Monica Attel who shares some of here her best tips and tricks with teaching young children. In the article, she suggests that wearing hats works for her, because it’s a wayRead more…

Interactive Whiteboards for Music Teaching – What the current situation is.

    Do you teach with an interactive whiteboard? Do you enjoy using an interactive whiteboard in the music classroom? What would be your ideal method of use on an interactive whiteboard in the music classroom? At The Fun Music Company, we are curious aboutRead 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…

Do Musical Kids = Smart Kids?

Do music teachers imagine that musical kids are smarter or is it real? Here is a link to an interesting blog by which refers to some great you tube videos, researchers and in the blog, she challenges you to prove her wrong! The article isRead more…