Music Education

Thoughts, philosophies and resources centered around music education.

Rhythm Workout 2

Rhythm Workout 2 was created to improve the rhythm, listening skills and sight reading of students from the age of 7 to 9. The interactive PowerPoint presentation provides the user with 15 age relevant rhythms that feature single bars, double bars, crotchets (quarters), semibreves (wholes), minims (halves), paired quavers (eighths) and crotchet rests. Each example […]

Rhythm Workout 1

Rhythm Workout 1 was created to improve the rhythm, listening skills and sight reading of students from the age of 3 to 7. The interactive PowerPoint presentation provides the user with 15 age relevant rhythms that feature single bars, double bars, crotchets (quarters), paired quavers (eighths) and crotchet rests. Each example can be played as […]

Free Music Planners

I have published several free planners for use within music education settings. The planners cover short, medium and long term planning and are bundled together with examples of use. The planners can also be fully customized in order to suit your curriculum, age range or setting. You can download the planners for free at Helpmeteach.co.uk or […]

Free Resources for Music Education

I have added a few free resources to my online music education shops and am now offering a greater range of places at which you can browse, download or purchase my products. I hope to add even more free material in the near future. Below you can find some links to my online shops: www.teacherspayteachers.com […]

Our Musical Adventure!

Our Musical Adventure serves two main purposes: It promotes imagination and enthusiasm while generating a regular structure to music lessons that benefits both educators and students alike. The metaphorical adventure consists of 6 teacher triggered slides (with audio) that represent the developments found in a music lesson. For more detailed information and the opportunity to purchase Our […]

On Dogmatic Practice and Teaching Objectives

Over the last few months I have been reflecting heavily upon the way I teach music. It takes a fair amount of humility to start such a process as we can become too comfortable with our methods. Indeed, teachers can easily fall into dogmatic practice and become utterly convinced of their effectiveness in the classroom […]

Imagination is a Slumbering Beast

I asked a question of my students to gauge the limits of their imagination; “If you were a mighty eagle with the ability to fly anywhere on Earth or beyond, where would you go?” The responses were saddening and mostly involved perching on the top of the school or the local mall not 2 miles […]