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Finding Music Resources

Finding Music Resources

The music students of Gettysburg College created this website to offer an easy way to sort through resources. Arranged in 30 categories, students curated and linked each resource. Price: Free Always Link: Finding Music Resources


The Music Educator Blog

This blog is perfect for music educators of all grades and areas. The content ranges from articles about supporting one's students to podcasts with guest professionals about the classroom. Recently, helping the music educator teach from home has come to the forefront of [ ...→ ]


Syn-co-pa Distance Learning

Ideal for elementary students learning syncopation. The PowerPoint gives instruction, practice, and application of syncopated rhythms. The PowerPoint begins with different rhythms and a recording of each rhythm on the slide. Students are instructed to repeat the rhythm and check with the recording. [ ...→ ]

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Unit: Music in Relation to Other Art Mediums

This document is perfect for elementary general music, and possibly early middle school. Students will need to have access to different mediums of watching film, and may need to have a way to record themselves. The assignments provided are broad and allow room [ ...→ ]


E-Learning Playlist for PK and Elementary Music

This YouTube playlist provides a comprehensive collection of Pre-K through Elementary resources that would be great for music teachers. These songs and Orff arrangements could help teachers generate content for lesson plans. While not necessarily independent student activities, the songs and games could [ ...→ ]


Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education is perfect for all music educators as well as for interested secondary students. Each podcast features a guest; Vanessa Carlton speaks about being a singer-songwriter, and Eric Whitacre speaks on being a composer. The host, Executive Director of The [ ...→ ]


Royal Irish Academy of Music

RIAM Teaching and Learning Network has a collection of instrumental and choral lesson videos compiled by professors at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. There are piano lessons for beginners and intermediate players as well as more advanced. There are flute lessons and [ ...→ ]


Teaching Skype Music Lessons

This is an ideal resource for those teachers seeking to teach online lessons. This YouTube presentation by Terry B. Ewell addresses the setup of equipment, software configurations, and other helpful hints for successful online lessons for one-on-one music instruction. Price: Always Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih44tSdKDV4&feature=youtu.be [ ...→ ]


MIMphx YouTube Channel

The Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix channel features tours and behind-the-scenes footage including musical instruments from all cultures, musical theater performance videos, and diverse talks from musical professionals of every background.Teachers can use these videos as listening assignments, on a platform like Edpuzzle, [ ...→ ]


Choralosophy Podcast

These podcasts are designed for classroom choir directors as well as composers. Chris Munce is a composer and private voice teacher with choral classroom experience and shares his  thoughts about the world of choir, keeping quality of music education at the forefront of [ ...→ ]


Organized Chaos

This is an ideal resource for music educators looking for additional resources for online learning. This blog post gives ideas for remote learning in 4 categories: virtual teaching, online resources, no-tech resources, and professional learning opportunities. The specific resources are all linked for [ ...→ ]



This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input. Price: Always Free Link: Audacity

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The Big COVID Survival Choral Doc

A constantly updating Google Doc with a myriad of resources for K-12 general music/choir teachers looking for additional resources and lessons for use with online instruction. The Doc features nearly 100 resources for lesson plans, worksheets, and assignments; advice on effective online learning [ ...→ ]



This free site is perfect for creating interactive videos in any music class. Choosing from online video sources like YouTube, teachers can add closed captioning, questions, notes, voice overs, and more. Students can view the videos and submit their responses on the website. [ ...→ ]


Smithsonian Music

Smithsonian Music provides general music teachers an online museum of World Music. Teachers can browse lesson plans, playlists, albums, and more by genre, geography, or artist. They also provide podcasts and playlists online for free. There are also free lesson plans about world [ ...→ ]



This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for [ ...→ ]

Word Synth

Word Synth

Created by Google, Word Synth allows students to experiment with language and music. Users input their own words/phrase to be spoken on pitch. Drag the blocks up or down to change the pitch on any given word. Users can change the tonality and [ ...→ ]

Education Through Music

Education Through Music

ETM partners music teachers with schools and parents so that music is part of every students' life. Their website details how their program works and what resources/services they provide. Their excellent distance learning resources provide parents with many opportunities to aid and participate [ ...→ ]

Virtual Music Room

Virtual Classroom Music Room Instructions

Ever wonder how to make a Virtual Classroom? Want your students to make their own virtual classroom? Check out this resource for step-by-step instructions! Olivia Yachnick offers instructions to build a customized classroom using bitmoji, google slides, and google images. Virtual Classrooms can [ ...→ ]


Strategies for Effective Practice Time

Students who may be practicing on their own for the first time can utilize this Google Doc, which gives tips and techniques on how to practice effectively. The tips include having supplies nearby, starting with a warm-up, have a goal, etc. This list [ ...→ ]

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Keeping Your Choir Going During Lockdown

Perfect for choir teachers looking for ways to stay connected with their ensembles during this time, this blog post provides suggestions on how to best utilize video platforms (Zoom, Google Hangouts) for running choir rehearsals. It addresses warm-ups, sectionals, guest speakers and most [ ...→ ]

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

This informational article details how to design and structure an online music class. It has numerous ideas for assignments, assessments, and the overall layout of online learning. Teachers faced with moving to online instruction will find much of value here. Price: Always Free [ ...→ ]

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Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a "grid," which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students [ ...→ ]

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4 Simple Steps to Taking Your Music Class Online

This resource is ideal for general music educators looking for help on how to transition their instruction to online learning. This video "workshop" is free to sign-up for (must provide name and email), and the instructor talks through a PowerPoint presentation about transitioning [ ...→ ]


Kodály Today YouTube Channel

This is an ideal resource for teachers looking to bring their Kodály instruction to online learning. This YouTube channel features insight into examples of activities and can be an inspiration for teachers to design their own lessons and activities for use in the [ ...→ ]


A Year of Sight Singing and Ear Training Playlist

This YouTube playlist is an excellent resource for students to learn and/or review different aspects of sight-singing technique. Each video, ranging from 3-8 minutes, covers different concepts including dictation, meter, key signatures, rhythmic practice, etc. as well as simple tunes, folk songs, and [ ...→ ]

Practice Log

Practice Log

This resource is ideal for students who need to keep track of their practice. The document has columns that allow the students to write down what they practice and how long. The document also has a column that allows an open-ended response asking [ ...→ ]


Virtual Choir HyperDoc for “Sisi Ni Moja”

This is a detailed Google Doc describing the steps to participate in/create a virtual choir performance of "Sisi Ni Moja." Links to rehearsal tracks for parts and conducting tracks are linked in the Doc. Video recording equipment will be needed. The process can [ ...→ ]

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Distance Learning for Choir-intine

This Google Sheets provides descriptions of apps perfect for enriching your virtual music education and choral classroom. It includes well-known resources such as Zoom and Audacity, as well as hidden gems such as Join the Virtual Choir. The sheet also includes video links [ ...→ ]

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Staying Connected Webinar

This video is perfect for teachers struggling to teach through a virtual classroom. It contains weekly teacher-led discussions of ideas, strategies, and mindsets to help keep students engaged. The webinars include lesson plan ideas and guides on use other different apps to stay [ ...→ ]

Chor(ona Vir)us Plan

Chor(ona Vir)us Plan

This lesson packet is suitable for nearly any music student or music class. The resource is a list of three projects: a poster describing a composer (including a list of relevant works), a review of a movie musical, and a write-your-own mini-musical. This [ ...→ ]

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Choir Choice Board

Perfect for middle or high school choirs, this resource is a list of out-of-class activities to use in lieu of class meetings. Each student can make a copy of the document and submit one activity a day to their instructor. In addition to [ ...→ ]


New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts Play!

The New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts are perfect for elementary music students, but there is value for secondary students as well. This site offers free NY Phil concerts with activities for students. Each concert listed has videos allowing students to interact with [ ...→ ]

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This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well [ ...→ ]