Website Feature: Making Music Fun .net

One of my go-to websites when I need materials for a private lesson or for a classroom is MakingMusicFun.net  There is a wealth of resources there, particularly helpful to younger students and the parents of these children. There is a section of printable materials, an “arcade”, and a music library; all can be extremely useful in your lesson preparation or personal practice with your child at home.

In the printable section you will find sheet music at varying levels and styles, theory pages, scales, practice charts, blank staff paper, award certificates, and other worksheets. The sheet music is divided according to level and style. They include classic works (arrangements, of course), traditional folk songs, religious pieces, and holiday music. The piano scales section is somewhat limited, but C, F, and G are included and should give you a head start. The theory has different sections to it as well, and can be divided into the proper clef and learning level of the student.

The arcade section I’ve never used, but the index says it includes games, stories, and even coloring pages for your budding Beethoven. Music should be fun and this seems to be an easy way to get a child interested in learning about music.

The music library is quite useful in teaching music history in interesting ways. There are “meet the composer” and “meet the orchestra” pages, as well as crosswords and word searches to go along with the informational pages. There is an index of teachers for any instrument in any area of the US, and a list of homeschool teachers as well. The library section also includes a full printable song book, individual lessons, and desktop wallpapers, among other things.

I hope that you will take the time to check out MakingMusicFun.net, whether you are a teacher, parent, or music education student. This is a wonderful resource that I intend to use for many years to come, in my classroom and with my own children. Enjoy! ♫♪

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About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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