Is the pencil outdated in the 21st Century Music Classroom?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

The Secrets to Creating a Successful Music Theory Curriculum

“Research shows a positive connection between teachers’ preparation in their subject matter and their performance and impact in the classroom” . I read this recently in a US study about teacher preparation research(1) and I’m sure that it’s no surprise to any of us thatRead more…

Level Four Music Theory Released!

The final installment. I feel like George Lucas after finally releasing the last “Star Wars” film! This has been a long time in the making, and our team have had to work extremely hard to bring this to reality. I would particularly like to thankRead more…

What to expect in Printable Music Theory Books Level Three

Its nearly here! Its been over a year since we launched level two of our printable music theory books series, and we are really excited to announce that level three of this series will finally  be available next week! Our products always have a longRead 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…

Making Music Theory Worksheets more enjoyable for students

If you’re a music teacher like me you know that most music students roll their eyes when you mention that you are going to bring out a music theory worksheet for them. Many even at the mention of music theory tend to get scared andRead more…

How and how not to teach music theory

At its core, Music Theory is the study of the written manuscript. It is the knowledge of the symbols that make up music scores, and the ability to effectively translate them into music. An knowledge of theory assists people who play music, not because itRead more…

Using Flashcards In Music Theory Lessons

This video is a Suzuki teacher using flashcards to actively involve her students in remembering musical terms they have played in their pieces. I was just looking through youtube for music theory videos and I stumbled across this teacher who was actively involving her studentsRead more…

Interactive Whiteboards: Using them in the Music Classroom.

There’s no doubt that interactive whiteboards can be fantastic tools for the music classroom. The question is just what materials can we use on them. This article will outline some ideas and would love your feedback on resources you may already be using.

Music Rhymes to help in a Music Theory lesson

What is the best rhyme for teaching the order of sharps and flats? Do you even use a rhyme? Currently at The Fun Music Company, we are really busy finishing and editing our next “Printable Music Theory Book” and this question came up so IRead more…