Teachers Notes

The Trouble in Tune Town is a fun, imaginative fantasy told in rhyme, featuring Meg and her song’s quirky music notes. Music-loving children will identify with a frustrated Meg, who wants to give up when she can’t play her song perfectly.

This clever story invites readers to step inside the experience of music. Its reassuring message – If you’re having fun then you’re playing all right – encourages children to relax, try their best and find joy in all that they do. The lyrical text encourages repeat reading and musical role-play. Colourful music throughout the text are explained in a glossary, providing a simple but excellent introduction to musical theory.

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Persistence • Overcoming frustration • Self-belief • Resilience • Belonging

Curriculum areas

ACELT1575 Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share
experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences
ACELT1585 Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and
inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhyme
ACELY1648 Identify some differences between imaginative and informative texts
ACAMUM080 Develop aural skills by exploring and imitating sounds, pitch and rhythm
patterns using voice, movement and body percussion
ACELA1787 Explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body
language and facial expressions