4 Other Subjects Which Can Use Music In Class

Posted by on May 28, 2013 with 0 Comments

 4 Other Subjects Which Can Use Music In Class  

By Matthew Pink

Music in music class is a given. But how can music be used creatively in other subjects in order to both enrich the subject in question and give a different perspective to music learning?

There is no point telling a music teacher of the benefits of educating students through music’s rich power. They are fully aware of, and totally on board with the capacity of music to pique interest, to inspire, to perplex and to energise learners.

Music in ClassIn order to make their class time more stimulating, music teachers can make use of the full spectrum of musical assets including recorded materials, sheet music, instruments, videos, and now the a wonderful smorgasbord of digitally interactive materials.

However, the potential of music to enable learning should not be confined only to pure-play music classes. Continue Reading «4 Other Subjects Which Can…»

Play By Ear by hEarItAbility

Posted by on March 26, 2013 with 0 Comments

“Play By Ear”

An opportunity for the classically minded!


I love the “Lifetime Musician” approach of the MusicLearningComunity! I love the games that solidify concepts and give the needed practice for mastery! The emphasis on developing the ear is tremendous and extremely beneficial to students. I have been a subscriber for a few years now and am pleased to offer their website to my students!

I am a private piano teacher, teaching beginning to advanced students of all ages, and the author of the new hEarItAbility series. It is a passion of mine to unlock the sometimes hidden aural skills of students. I did not intuitively “play by ear” as a student and discovered later in life that it truly was a skill that I could develop. For students, I have seen such joy and success from “tapping” into this area – for those with natural ability and those without! Continue Reading «Play By Ear by hEarItAbility»

What are Piano Olympics?

Posted by on March 21, 2013 with 3 Comments

Originally Posted on April 29, 2012 by Leila Viss, 

The idea of Piano Olympics was “born” three years ago when I was organizing ALL the games I enjoy using to teach music theory. There never seems to be enough time to use these during the year so I thought why not put them to good use during the summer months.



1) earn tickets by winning…

  • indoor games
  • outdoor games

2) earn tickets by completing

  • various activities in class
  • assignments at home

3) earn gold, silver and bronze medals by

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Music is Fun

Posted by on March 21, 2013 with 0 Comments


I have a young student whose is name is Brielle. This is her first year, and she is using the Celebrate Piano beginning series. Ordinarily I assign the corresponding unit in the MusicLearningCommunity games for the unit that she is studying in her books, but Brielle enjoys the games so much that she has gone into the units that we have not yet covered in the lesson. Continue Reading «Music is Fun»

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The Power of Positive Pedagogy

Posted by on October 24, 2012 with 0 Comments

The Power of Positive Pedagogy

By Mary Gae George

Positive Pedagogy revolves around the way we begin music study and the ways we fulfill the potential of each student in their study of music.

Give your students the tools for genuine, long-range success. Success is the greatest motivation. (Please read that statement several times!) The intrinsic rewards of music study are the most important, long-range benefits. They include the following:

  • Awakening students to the power of their own minds.
  • Involving them in the exciting syntax of the musical language to help them express what they are feeling.
  • Helping them develop powers of focus and attention to detail.

REWARDS: Your students become increasingly self-motivated, involved, and successful.
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Effective Piano Studio

Posted by on October 17, 2012 with 0 Comments


Dear Christine,

Effective Piano StudioIt is already July and time to prepare for another piano year but I wanted to send you a note to tell you how well my piano students performed on the MSMTA Theory Tests over the past two years. In 2010 I began to use your site MusicLearningCommunity.com almost exclusively to prepare students from my Piano studio for the Maryland State Theory Test. Continue Reading «Effective Piano Studio»

Run Flash Games on an iPad

Posted by on October 17, 2012 with 3 Comments

How to Run MusicLearningCommunity Games on an iPad

 The MusicLearningCommunity.com games utilize flash. However, iPads do not natively support Flash.  But, there is good news! There is a way to run flash games on an iPad!Run Flash on an iPad

But, there is good news! Continue Reading «Run Flash Games on an…»

A Breakthrough Website to Reinforce Music Learning

Posted by on October 10, 2012 with 0 Comments

A Breakthrough Website to Reinforce Music Learning


Thank you for visiting the blog for MusicLearningCommunity.com – a breakthrough website that acts as your tireless teaching assistant and as a reinforcer for essential music theory and aural skills for your students. The company was founded in 2005 by Christine Hermanson, a recognized pioneer and expert in music and computer-based learning.

Our mission is to provide exceptional multimedia music instruction in a fun and exciting learning environment that inspires active participation, promotes the lifelong enjoyment of music, and transforms students into Lifetime Musicians.

MusicLearningCommunity continually strives to be the premier resource for music education technology and pedagogy.  However, we can not do it alone; we need your voice. Join thousands of students and teachers from all over the world who have discovered that music is fun through MusicLearningCommunity.com by participating in our blog. Have fun!  Thank you all for your wonderful support!

 ~ The MusicLearningCommunity Team ~

Dreams Fulfilled Through Music

Posted by on October 10, 2012 with 0 Comments

Dreams Fulfilled Through Music 

Since 2006, Dreams Fulfilled Through Music has partnered with Music Learning Community in the development of pedagogically sound computer-assisted learning opportunities for students with special needs.

Dreams Fulfilled Through Music

Dreams Fulfilled Through Music

“an effective teaching tool”

Because Music Learning Community is both unique and universal in it’s approach to the basic elements of music theory, sight-reading and ear training, teachers have the freedom to individualize the curriculum to meet the specific needs of each student. One key element within the design of the music games is that each module is divided into segments which insure mastery before the student is asked to progress to a new or more advanced level of accomplishment. Repetition is essential to all learning. The learning games are not merely another popular, mindless computer game, but an effective teaching tool; they foster success and the desire to become fully engaged in the learning process.

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