Teacher's Manual

The Music Magic Teacher's Manual provides an introduction to secondary school music and develops music literacy and the basic practical skills to enable a student to further explore music, performance and composition.

The nine lesson course builds the student's awareness of music by focusing on the fundamental music elements of rhythm and pitch. Students learn to read, write, and apply basic music notation.

Emphasis is placed on developing a student's aural skills and understanding, to illuminate the relationship between music notation and musical sound. This approach is designed to foster a holistic appreciation of music, while at the same time teaching solid foundation skills.

A notable feature of this 50-page Teacher's Manual is the careful attention paid to the visual layout and ease-of-use for the teacher. Eye-catching colour and pictorial information add to the appeal.

Curriculum based

The nine-lesson course is soundly based on a study of the New Zealand Arts Curriculum, the New South Wales Syllabus, and the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. There is an emphasis on "developing practical knowledge". Music Magic is designed to provide foundation skills for the student entering secondary school who has little or no background in music, although the material may well prove useful for younger students as well.

Accompanying CD-ROM provided

A CD-ROM of additional teaching material is provided with the Music Magic Teachers Manual. This contains essential teaching material that is referenced in the text.

The CD-ROM contains a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that compliments the lessons in the manual.

This resource has been designed in a fun, funky, and colourful manner, to appeal to the students, and to give focus to the lesson.


To view the Teachers Manual, click on "expand" button below. The embedded preview is only accessible on flash enabled devices, and some devices (notably the Apple iPad) are unable to preview these pages. We're working on a solution.

To preview a selection of material from the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that compliments the lessons in the textbook, click on "expand" button below.

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How to buy the Teachers Manual

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  • You can buy the printed version of the Teachers Manual with its accompanying CD-ROM of electronic material to enhance teaching delivery (copyable assessments).

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  • You can buy the Adobe PDF versions of the Teachers Manual with Power Point slide show and electronic material to enhance teaching delivery (copyable assessments)

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  • You can also purchase the Teacher's Manual directly from BookendS, a specialist supplier of books to schools throughout New Zealand. Just search for "Music Magic". For a direct link to our resources at BookendS, click here.

  • If you are a school or library, you can purchase the Teacher's Manual on account. For details, see the pricing and terms of sale information for Australia or New Zealand below.

Pricing, Terms and Conditions

For pricing, terms of sale, and our order form for the Music Magic products, click here for our Australian customers or click here for our New Zealand customers.

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