Have you seen the new InsideMusicTeaching.com website? The site was created by Philip Johnston, founder of the popular PracticeSpot.com. In his e-mail last week, Mr. Johnston indicated that he would no longer be updating the Practice Spot website, so it looks like this new Inside Music Teaching site will be the place to keep up with the newest music teaching resources.
I was exploring the site a little bit and really like the Secret Word Worksheets. These music worksheets (along with lots of others!) can be viewed and downloaded for free from the stationery section of the site. Just click on the “worksheets” category in the viewer and scroll down to the Secret Word worksheets. The Musical Pictures worksheet looks fun, too! The Online Magazine also includes a nice collection of articles that Mr. Johnston has written about a variety of studio and teaching issues.
One super cool part of this website is the Aural Drills section. This is something that I rarely make time to focus on during lessons with my students, so I’m always on the lookout for great online resources in the aural skills department. I love that this is approached in a systematic way so that students can just work on their own and move on the higher levels as they master the previous ones. This is something I’ll definitely be encouraging my students to check out!