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5 Easy Ways To Introduce The Elements Of Music

What Are The Elements of Music?

The elements of music are the basic building blocks around which all music is written.  Sometimes referred to as the 'dimensions', the elements bring all the basic vocabulary that your students will need to talk about music...

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Music Baseline Assessment: 5 Questions You Should Be Asking

 

The 5 Questions

The start of a new term brings with it, for most teachers, a number of new classes.  Whilst we will undoubtedly still be teaching some familiar students, every school will have a whole new intake and each teacher will have several new classes....

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10 Fun Music Games For The Classroom

The beginning of a school year is always super busy, with classrooms to set up, equipment to organise, class lists to print and analyse and possibly new staff to settle in.  

Planning the first lesson, especially if you have new students, can be tricky.  

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16 Benefits of Music Education

Today I’m going to be answering some questions that I get asked a lot as a music teacher:

So why are we here miss?

Why do we have to do music?

Why is that on our timetable?

These all boil down to one big question….

What are the benefits of a good music...

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5 Quick Ways To Revamp Your Tired Music Curriculum

In the UK we have the exciting prospect of yet another new Ofsted framework to work to.  Yes, in the ever revolving carousel of 'best practise for curriculum planning', we are back to thinking about the basics, this time dressed up as:

  • Intention
  • Implementation
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5 Easy Ways To Teach Music In Your Homeschool

Music can be a bit 'marmite' when it comes to the homeschool - you either love it or hate it.  With the long list of core topics to cover, it is tempting to put music to one side as an optional extra, to be addressed when there is time.

But this could be doing your...

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Music Teachers' Quick Planning Guide

Lesson Planning Overview For Music Teachers

 

When it comes to lesson planning, it can be a challenging and very time-consuming job.  But it doesn't have to be yet another teaching chore, another piece of admin to be carried out.  This is your chance to be...

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6 Top Tips For A Successful Music Performance

You’ve practised for a long time.  You’ve invited everyone you know to come and see you.  The audience is ready for a brilliant and entertaining show.  But how can you guarantee that your music performance will be really successful? Well,...

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