Teaching Tips

Our Teaching Tips blog will help make sharing music with children easy, fun and technically correct.

We love sharing ideas on how to enhance music at your place – but we would also love to hear your ideas and suggestions!

Environmental Percussion

Environmental Percussion

          Environmental percussion are found sounds that are made from anything in the natural or man-made environment that can be safely banged together, shaken, scraped, blown into, clicked, rattled, tapped, rung, crumpled… Found sound ideas from home: Pots and...
Untuned Percussion

Untuned Percussion

          Untuned percussion instruments have no notes of definite pitch. They offer a great variety of tone colour (timbre) but tunes cannot be played on them. Examples of untuned percussion instruments: Maracas Tambourine Castanets Sleigh bells Wood block Guiro...
Fitness for Kids

Fitness for Kids

Let’s get our children involved in physical activity NOW!! It is a sad reflection of our current life-style that 1 in 4 children are overweight and 1 in 7 children are obese. “Over eating is not the main cause of child obesity,” says an Auckland specialist, Dr Wayne...