Rock and Roll History: Rock Around The Clock

Marking some of the earliest footage of Rock and Roll music, this Bill Haley classic called “Rock around the Clock” brought teenagers to their feet as they couldn’t help but dance as they heard it, much to their parents disapproval. This is a perfect discussionRead more…

Rock and Roll Music from the 1950's

Here is a little excerpt from our Fact Sheet on Rock and Roll Music. This comes from our Music Lesson plan series on the history of Rock and roll. Did you know that Rock and Roll or Pop music didn’t even exist until the 1950s?Read 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…

Frequently Asked Questions about Music Theory Fun Sheets

General Questions How do I get access to these worksheets? When you purchase any of the modules of Music Theory Fun Sheets you get a username and password, which gives you instant access to a members only site where you can access and print theRead 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…

How to make learning music fun for young school children

A few ideas for teaching by Kevin Tuck: One very important thing that every teacher is taught is that you always need to be prepared for every lesson you teach. Of course, that is if you want to end the day in a stress freeRead more…

Ideas for teaching students about Mozart

Planning music lessons? here are a couple of ideas to help you create some fun music resources for your lessons. In Salzburg, Austria, Mozart’s childhood house has been turned into a museum. Design the front cover of a brochure advertising the Museum by briefly describingRead more…

More productivity tools for music teachers

The author of this article, Kevin Tuck is a former teacher and editor for the Fun Music Company, who create ready made and easy to use Music Lesson Plans for music teachers everywhere. Music Teachers have a very busy schedule. Possibly music teachers have theRead more…

Five concepts to keep in mind when writing a lesson plan for music

An indispensable tool for music teachers is the lesson plan. They are very important to the success of both one lesson and the teachers career in general. There is an old saying that says something like “failing to prepare is preparing to fail” Once youRead more…

Should We Be Grading Our Students At Young Ages?

This was a question that I came away asking myself after the first ever Music Education Twitter Chat which took place recently on March 2nd, 2010 involving approximately thirty music educators worldwide. It was a very busy hour with interesting tweets coming from all directionsRead more…