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Composers for Kids

Composers for Kids YouTube Playlist

2020-04-26T19:20:03+00:00

The “Composers for Kids” playlist provides descriptions, fun facts, and biographies of composers. The videos vary in ways of presenting information; this playlist includes lectures as well as animations. Videos range in length from two to twenty minutes. Most videos will appeal to younger students, but some are suited for secondary-age students as well.

Price: Always Free

Link: Composers for Kids on YouTube

Composers for Kids

Composers for Kids YouTube Playlist

2020-04-26T19:19:34+00:00

The “Composers for Kids” playlist provides descriptions, fun facts, and biographies of composers. The videos vary in ways of presenting information; this playlist includes lectures as well as animations. Videos range in length from two to twenty minutes. Most videos will appeal to younger students, but some are suited for secondary-age students as well.

Price: Always Free

Link: Composers for Kids on YouTube

Composers for Children

Composers for Children YouTube Playlist

2020-04-26T19:20:17+00:00

Ideal for general music classes of any level, this YouTube playlist provides descriptions and biographies of composers. Contents range from short, animated videos covering information about a single composer to two-hour-long audiobook readings and everything in between. This playlist draws content from several creators/sources, so a wide range of material is available!

Price: Always Free

Link: Composers for Children YouTube Playlist

Composers for Children

Composers for Children YouTube Playlist

2020-04-26T19:20:25+00:00

Ideal for general music classes of any level, this YouTube playlist provides descriptions and biographies of composers. Contents range from short, animated videos covering information about a single composer to two-hour-long audiobook readings and everything in between. This playlist draws content from several creators/sources, so a wide range of material is available!

Price: Always Free

Link: Composers for Children YouTube Playlist

Five Minute Mozart

Five Minute Mozart

2020-04-26T18:58:19+00:00

Ideal for beginner or general music classes, Five Minute Mozart provides videos on basic theory, piano tutorials and brief composer biographies. The basic theory videos cover concepts like note names, intervals, and rhythms. The piano tutorials include sheet music as well as piano keys that light up show what note to press down. The brief composer biographies give a two- to three-minute biography of a well known composer.

Price: Always Free

Link: Five Minute Mozart on YouTube

Five Minute Mozart

Five Minute Mozart

2020-04-26T18:58:04+00:00

Ideal for beginner or general music classes, Five Minute Mozart provides videos on basic theory, piano tutorials and brief composer biographies. The basic theory videos cover concepts like note names, intervals, and rhythms. The piano tutorials include sheet music as well as piano keys that light up show what note to press down. The brief composer biographies give a two- to three-minute biography of a well known composer.

Price: Always Free

Link: Five Minute Mozart on YouTube

Five Minute Mozart

Five Minute Mozart

2020-04-26T18:57:39+00:00

Ideal for beginner or general music classes, Five Minute Mozart provides videos on basic theory, piano tutorials and brief composer biographies. The basic theory videos cover concepts like note names, intervals, and rhythms. The piano tutorials include sheet music as well as piano keys that light up show what note to press down. The brief composer biographies give a two- to three-minute biography of a well known composer.

Price: Always Free

Link: Five Minute Mozart on YouTube

WURRLYedu

WURRLYedu

2020-04-26T18:47:51+00:00

Teachers of general music and popular music will find a wide range of useful virtual lesson plans on this site. There are several classical music listening examples as well. Genres like pop and rock have chord play-alongs or vocal sing-alongs. There is an iOS app as well as an in-browser option, both of which are user-friendly.

Price: 30-day free trial with paid usage to follow ($39/month or $399/year)

Link: WURRLYedu

WURRLYedu

WURRLYedu

2020-04-26T18:47:36+00:00

Teachers of general music and popular music will find a wide range of useful virtual lesson plans on this site. There are several classical music listening examples as well. Genres like pop and rock have chord play-alongs or vocal sing-alongs. There is an iOS app as well as an in-browser option, both of which are user-friendly.

Price: 30-day free trial with paid usage to follow ($39/month or $399/year)

Link: WURRLYedu

WURRLYedu

WURRLYedu

2020-04-26T18:47:14+00:00

Teachers of general music and popular music will find a wide range of useful virtual lesson plans on this site. There are several classical music listening examples as well. Genres like pop and rock have chord play-alongs or vocal sing-alongs. There is an iOS app as well as an in-browser option, both of which are user-friendly.

Price: 30-day free trial with paid usage to follow ($39/month or $399/year)

Link: WURRLYedu

Ms. Powers MusicEdu

@ms.powers_musicedu Instagram Account

2020-04-25T23:34:43+00:00

Ms. Powers Music Instagram focuses on secondary general music. The page includes videos from classroom experiences that incorporate guitars, percussion, and vocals. Additionally, there are also occasional livestreams/videos on popular music in the classroom. All one needs is an Instagram account to get started!

Price: Always Free

Link: Ms. Powers on Instagram

Ms. Powers MusicEdu

@ms.powers_musicedu Instagram Account

2020-04-25T23:34:10+00:00

Ms. Powers Music Instagram focuses on secondary general music. The page includes videos from classroom experiences that incorporate guitars, percussion, and vocals. Additionally, there are also occasional livestreams/videos on popular music in the classroom. All one needs is an Instagram account to get started!

Price: Always Free

Link: Ms. Powers on Instagram

Alpha 4- Body Percussion

2020-04-22T22:42:09+00:00

Alpha 4- Body Percussion is for younger elementary students as a supplementary activity on eighth note rhythms. The video utilizes clapping, snapping, stomping, and other body percussion techniques. The video presents the rhythms as a call and response format.

Price: Free

Link: Alpha 4- Body Percussion

Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room

2020-04-22T22:30:17+00:00

Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room has abundant podcasts and blogs that focus primarily on elementary classroom music. These tools are helpful for elementary music lesson planning and also contain ideas and resources for online learning. Also has the tools to assess creating music, musical knowledge, and musical responses with online learning. The website is free with a subscription.

Price:Free always, supplementary link to teachers pay teachers for additional resources

Link:  Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room

BrainPOP

2020-04-21T18:25:57+00:00

This is perfect for elementary general music teachers. Topics include basic note reading, scales, and harmony as well as famous musicians and instrument families.  Each topic comes with several interactive activities/games and a video lesson. Most of the activities and lessons are free, but the teacher account has access to lesson plans with standards.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: BrainPOP

Education Through Music

Education Through Music

2020-04-22T19:26:01+00:00

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 in their child’s music education from home.

Price: Always Free (donations accepted)

Links: Education Through Music Online

ETM Distance Learning Resources

Education Through Music

Education Through Music

2020-04-22T19:26:26+00:00

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 in their child’s music education from home.

Price: Always Free (donations accepted)

Links: Education Through Music Online

ETM Distance Learning Resources

Education Through Music

Education Through Music

2020-04-22T19:26:46+00:00

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 in their child’s music education from home.

Price: Always Free (donations accepted)

Links: Education Through Music Online

ETM Distance Learning Resources

Education Through Music

Education Through Music

2020-04-22T19:27:22+00:00

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 in their child’s music education from home.

Price: Always Free (donations accepted)

Links: Education Through Music Online

ETM Distance Learning Resources

Education Through Music

Education Through Music

2020-04-22T19:27:37+00:00

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 in their child’s music education from home.

Price: Always Free (donations accepted)

Links: Education Through Music Online

ETM Distance Learning Resources

Education Through Music

Education Through Music

2020-04-22T19:27:53+00:00

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 in their child’s music education from home.

Price: Always Free (donations accepted)

Links: Education Through Music Online

ETM Distance Learning Resources

KHS & IMES clinics

KHS America & IMES Virtual Clinics

2020-04-19T19:35:27+00:00

KHS America & IMES are posting new clinics each Thursday at 2PM ET until April 30. Topics addressed include everything from practice tips to philosophy. These are ideal for students at the secondary level and up. The website provides links to new livestreams as well as archived clinics from weeks past.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: KHS America & IMES Clinics

KHS & IMES clinics

KHS America & IMES Virtual Clinics

2020-04-19T19:35:14+00:00

KHS America & IMES are posting new clinics each Thursday at 2PM ET until April 30. Topics addressed include everything from practice tips to philosophy. These are ideal for students at the secondary level and up. The website provides links to new livestreams as well as archived clinics from weeks past.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: KHS America & IMES Clinics

KHS & IMES clinics

KHS America & IMES Virtual Clinics

2020-04-19T19:34:57+00:00

KHS America & IMES are posting new clinics each Thursday at 2PM ET until April 30. Topics addressed include everything from practice tips to philosophy. These are ideal for students at the secondary level and up. The website provides links to new livestreams as well as archived clinics from weeks past.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: KHS America & IMES Clinics

KHS & IMES clinics

KHS America & IMES Virtual Clinics

2020-04-19T19:34:45+00:00

KHS America & IMES are posting new clinics each Thursday at 2PM ET until April 30. Topics addressed include everything from practice tips to philosophy. These are ideal for students at the secondary level and up. The website provides links to new livestreams as well as archived clinics from weeks past.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: KHS America & IMES Clinics

KHS & IMES clinics

KHS America & IMES Virtual Clinics

2020-04-19T19:34:27+00:00

KHS America & IMES are posting new clinics each Thursday at 2PM ET until April 30. Topics addressed include everything from practice tips to philosophy. These are ideal for students at the secondary level and up. The website provides links to new livestreams as well as archived clinics from weeks past.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: KHS America & IMES Clinics

KHS & IMES clinics

KHS America & IMES Virtual Clinics

2020-04-19T19:34:06+00:00

KHS America & IMES are posting new clinics each Thursday at 2PM ET until April 30. Topics addressed include everything from practice tips to philosophy. These are ideal for students at the secondary level and up. The website provides links to new livestreams as well as archived clinics from weeks past.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: KHS America & IMES Clinics

The Singing Space

The Singing Space Facebook Group

2020-04-19T19:25:39+00:00

This group gives music educators a place to share original songs, songs for their classrooms, and songs pertaining to quarantine. Many videos are educational in nature and can act as both resources and inspiration for other teachers. All one needs is a Facebook account to join and view this content!

Price: Always Free

Link: The Singing Space on Facebook

The Singing Space

The Singing Space Facebook Group

2020-04-19T19:25:29+00:00

This group gives music educators a place to share original songs, songs for their classrooms, and songs pertaining to quarantine. Many videos are educational in nature and can act as both resources and inspiration for other teachers. All one needs is a Facebook account to join and view this content!

Price: Always Free

Link: The Singing Space on Facebook

The Singing Space

The Singing Space Facebook Group

2020-04-19T19:25:18+00:00

This group gives music educators a place to share original songs, songs for their classrooms, and songs pertaining to quarantine. Many videos are educational in nature and can act as both resources and inspiration for other teachers. All one needs is a Facebook account to join and view this content!

Price: Always Free

Link: The Singing Space on Facebook

The Singing Space

The Singing Space Facebook Group

2020-04-19T19:24:47+00:00

This group gives music educators a place to share original songs, songs for their classrooms, and songs pertaining to quarantine. Many videos are educational in nature and can act as both resources and inspiration for other teachers. All one needs is a Facebook account to join and view this content!

Price: Always Free

Link: The Singing Space on Facebook

In Tune Monthly

2020-04-19T18:14:28+00:00

This magazine for teenage students incorporates popular music and classical music and also includes a podcast. Each edition contains a listening list, guitar chords for a song, articles about a modern artist and more. There is also a teacher edition that explores these topics in more detail.

Price: Free During COVID-19

Link: In Tune Monthly

In Tune Monthly

2020-04-19T18:14:06+00:00

This magazine for teenage students incorporates popular music and classical music and also includes a podcast. Each edition contains a listening list, guitar chords for a song, articles about a modern artist and more. There is also a teacher edition that explores these topics in more detail.

Price: Free During COVID-19

Link: In Tune Monthly

In Tune Monthly

2020-04-19T18:13:39+00:00

This magazine for teenage students incorporates popular music and classical music and also includes a podcast. Each edition contains a listening list, guitar chords for a song, articles about a modern artist and more. There is also a teacher edition that explores these topics in more detail.

Price: Free During COVID-19

Link: In Tune Monthly

iListenWI

iListenWI

2020-04-18T21:51:16+00:00

iListenWI provides listening-based lesson plans created and tested by and for music educators. Students can broaden their exposure to a wide array of musical genres and develop higher-level thinking and listening skills. It features a variety of lesson plans that fulfill National Music Standards for Music Education.

Price: $20 per year

Link: iListenWI

iListenWI

iListenWI

2020-04-18T21:50:26+00:00

iListenWI provides listening-based lesson plans created and tested by and for music educators. Students can broaden their exposure to a wide array of musical genres and develop higher-level thinking and listening skills. It features a variety of lesson plans that fulfill National Music Standards for Music Education.

Price: $20 per year

Link: iListenWI

Julie’s Greenroom

2020-04-17T16:09:47+00:00

Julies Greenroom is a music and performance arts based TV series for Pre-K to early Elementary audience. Hosted by Julie Andrews, the show has a puppet/human cast and guest artists. The cast represents a variety of disciplines from Stomp to ballet. This link goes to the Youtube station that has shorter segments of the longer shows. The full show can be viewed by anyone with a Netflix subscription.

Price: Free with Youtube; Longer shows need Netflix Subscription

Link: Julie’s Greenroom

Choir Baton

2020-04-17T16:00:40+00:00

Choir Baton is an instagram page that offers practical ways to teach choir. Worksheets, assessments and guided videos are also available on her website via the link on Instagram. Monthly mini-courses are offered as well as a podcast discussing choirs virtually.

Price: Free

Link: Choir Baton

Choir Baton

2020-04-17T15:59:02+00:00

Choir Baton is an instagram page that offers practical ways to teach choir. Worksheets, assessments and guided videos are also available on her website via the link on Instagram. Monthly mini-courses are offered as well as a podcast discussing choirs virtually.

Price: Free

Link: Choir Baton

Facetime with Composers

2020-04-17T15:51:47+00:00

Facetime with Composers is for elementary music educators looking for quality online resources for their students. Students can “Facetime” with a number of famous composers throughout history and learn more about their compositional style in an approachable manner. Each lesson focuses on a different composer and is five dollars a lesson. Bundles are also available where one can buy several lessons for cheaper.

Price: Lessons are $5.00 each

Link: Facetime with Composers

Ms. Pincus Elementary School Instagram

2020-04-17T15:41:44+00:00

Ms. Pincus Elementary School Instagram is for anyone looking for experience with general music in elementary schools. This page is full of small video clips of singing/teaching quick topics, singing through children’s books, teaching fun musical games, singing echo songs, and more. This resource is always free to the public.

Price: Free always

Link:Ms. Pincus Elementary School Instagram

Ashley Danye on “How to Transition to Teaching Lessons Online (Due to COVID-19)”

2020-04-16T22:52:14+00:00

This is an ideal resource for music educators looking for dependable, tested resources reviewed by a music educator. This comprehensive post gives insight into how to switch onto online music teaching. There is also an overview of different applications and websites to help supplement online teaching and descriptions of what each offers.

Price: Always Free

Link: “How to Transition to Teaching Lessons Online (Due to COVID-19)”

Ashley Danye on “How to Transition to Teaching Lessons Online (Due to COVID-19)”

2020-04-16T22:51:42+00:00

This is an ideal resource for music educators looking for dependable, tested resources reviewed by a music educator. This comprehensive post gives insight into how to switch onto online music teaching. There is also an overview of different applications and websites to help supplement online teaching and descriptions of what each offers.

Price: Always Free

Link: “How to Transition to Teaching Lessons Online (Due to COVID-19)”

Ashley Danye on “How to Transition to Teaching Lessons Online (Due to COVID-19)”

2020-04-16T22:51:04+00:00

This is an ideal resource for music educators looking for dependable, tested resources reviewed by a music educator. This comprehensive post gives insight into how to switch onto online music teaching. There is also an overview of different applications and websites to help supplement online teaching and descriptions of what each offers.

Price: Always Free

Link: “How to Transition to Teaching Lessons Online (Due to COVID-19)”

NAMM Foundation

2020-04-16T22:39:26+00:00

The NAMM Foundation provides resource lists, blog articles, virtual events, webinars, and more for both parents and educators. NAMM is a nonprofit organization with a goal of promoting music education for students of all levels and abilities. The website provides help on distance learning from ways to create virtual ensembles to helpful classroom tips.

Price: Always Free

Link: NAMM Foundation

Jazz Lesson Videos

2020-04-16T22:31:08+00:00

“Jazz Lesson Videos” is an instagram page run by Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, a saxophone professor from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His page is centered around jazz improvisation. Chad provides video demonstrations of techniques, scales, licks, and exercises for students to practice. He includes links to websites, videos, and practice books for students to review, purchase, or practice.

Price: Always Free

Link: Jazz Lesson Videos by Chad Lefkowitz-Brown

OrchestraTeacher.net

2020-04-16T22:13:09+00:00

This website is ideal for orchestra directors in need of lesson plans and ideas. This site provides podcasts, blogs, video lesson plans, and worksheets in a wide range of subject areas. Through this resource, teachers are able to find guidance on distance learning activities. The subject matter ranges from practice videos to specific musical concepts. This site is always free to the public.

Price: Always Free

Link: OrchestraTeacher.net

Midnight Music

2020-04-16T21:57:29+00:00

This site is designed for music educators who need help using technology! In 12 online courses, teachers can learn how to use programs such as GarageBand, Mixcraft, Sibelius, Audacity and more. There are lesson plans to go along with each course, and the program will help you understand iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. There are a few free resources in addition to those included in the subscription.

Cost: $49 per month or $490 per year

Link: Midnight Music

Midnight Music

2020-04-16T21:56:56+00:00

This site is designed for music educators who need help using technology! In 12 online courses, teachers can learn how to use programs such as GarageBand, Mixcraft, Sibelius, Audacity and more. There are lesson plans to go along with each course, and the program will help you understand iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. There are a few free resources in addition to those included in the subscription.

Cost: $49 per month or $490 per year

Link: Midnight Music

Midnight Music

2020-04-16T21:56:37+00:00

This site is designed for music educators who need help using technology! In 12 online courses, teachers can learn how to use programs such as GarageBand, Mixcraft, Sibelius, Audacity and more. There are lesson plans to go along with each course, and the program will help you understand iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. There are a few free resources in addition to those included in the subscription.

Cost: $49 per month or $490 per year

Link: Midnight Music

Midnight Music

2020-04-16T21:56:06+00:00

This site is designed for music educators who need help using technology! In 12 online courses, teachers can learn how to use programs such as GarageBand, Mixcraft, Sibelius, Audacity and more. There are lesson plans to go along with each course, and the program will help you understand iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. There are a few free resources in addition to those included in the subscription.

Cost: $49 per month or $490 per year

Link: Midnight Music

Midnight Music

2020-04-16T21:55:49+00:00

This site is designed for music educators who need help using technology! In 12 online courses, teachers can learn how to use programs such as GarageBand, Mixcraft, Sibelius, Audacity and more. There are lesson plans to go along with each course, and the program will help you understand iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. There are a few free resources in addition to those included in the subscription.

Cost: $49 per month or $490 per year

Link: Midnight Music

Midnight Music

2020-04-16T21:55:29+00:00

This site is designed for music educators who need help using technology! In 12 online courses, teachers can learn how to use programs such as GarageBand, Mixcraft, Sibelius, Audacity and more. There are lesson plans to go along with each course, and the program will help you understand iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. There are a few free resources in addition to those included in the subscription.

Cost: $49 per month or $490 per year

Link: Midnight Music

Fender Play

2020-04-16T03:25:44+00:00

Students looking to learn acoustic or electric guitar, bass, and/or ukulele should know about this website! This website has over 2.5k online video lessons (and counting!) taught by professional musicians in addition to many different songs they can learn. These lessons are customizable so students can play for as long as they’d like. Students can also track their progress as well as the skills they learn. This site is more appropriate for secondary-age students but could have applications for upper elementary as well.

Price: Free during COVID19

Link: Fender Play

Fender Play

2020-04-16T03:25:34+00:00

Students looking to learn acoustic or electric guitar, bass, and/or ukulele should know about this website! This website has over 2.5k online video lessons (and counting!) taught by professional musicians in addition to many different songs they can learn. These lessons are customizable so students can play for as long as they’d like. Students can also track their progress as well as the skills they learn. This site is more appropriate for secondary-age students but could have applications for upper elementary as well.

Price: Free during COVID19

Link: Fender Play

Fender Play

2020-04-16T03:25:08+00:00

Students looking to learn acoustic or electric guitar, bass, and/or ukulele should know about this website! This website has over 2.5k online video lessons (and counting!) taught by professional musicians in addition to many different songs they can learn. These lessons are customizable so students can play for as long as they’d like. Students can also track their progress as well as the skills they learn. This site is more appropriate for secondary-age students but could have applications for upper elementary as well.

Price: Free during COVID19

Link: Fender Play

Fender Play

2020-04-16T03:24:44+00:00

Students looking to learn acoustic or electric guitar, bass, and/or ukulele should know about this website! This website has over 2.5k online video lessons (and counting!) taught by professional musicians in addition to many different songs they can learn. These lessons are customizable so students can play for as long as they’d like. Students can also track their progress as well as the skills they learn. This site is more appropriate for secondary-age students but could have applications for upper elementary as well.

Price: Free during COVID19

Link: Fender Play

Fender Play

2020-04-16T03:24:27+00:00

Students looking to learn acoustic or electric guitar, bass, and/or ukulele should know about this website! This website has over 2.5k online video lessons (and counting!) taught by professional musicians in addition to many different songs they can learn. These lessons are customizable so students can play for as long as they’d like. Students can also track their progress as well as the skills they learn. This site is more appropriate for secondary-age students but could have applications for upper elementary as well.

Price: Free during COVID19

Link: Fender Play

Fender Play

2020-04-16T03:23:17+00:00

Students looking to learn acoustic or electric guitar, bass, and/or ukulele should know about this website! This website has over 2.5k online video lessons (and counting!) taught by professional musicians in addition to many different songs they can learn. These lessons are customizable so students can play for as long as they’d like. Students can also track their progress as well as the skills they learn. This site is more appropriate for secondary-age students but could have applications for upper elementary as well.

Price: Free during COVID19

Link: Fender Play

MSL

MSL Masterclass Videos

2020-04-15T22:34:21+00:00

This video offers a sample elementary-level french horn masterclass. If you want a customized masterclass series for your band students, fill out the request form on this site. As always, MSL helpers are available to fill any need or vision you have for elementary through secondary videos on all instruments.

Price: Free Always

Link: Music Service Learning Sample Masterclass Video 

MSL

MSL Masterclass Videos

2020-04-15T22:33:30+00:00

This video offers a sample elementary-level french horn masterclass. If you want a customized masterclass series for your band students, fill out the request form on this site. As always, MSL helpers are available to fill any need or vision you have for elementary through secondary videos on all instruments.

Price: Free Always

Link: Music Service Learning Sample Masterclass Video 

Jazz Artist Bios for Kids

Jazz Artist Biographies for Kids

2020-04-15T21:37:49+00:00

Ideal for younger students as an introduction to jazz, this resource provides different articles and videos on the style of jazz and famous jazz musicians. Each article presents the information in a style geared for younger students. In the introduction, “What’s Jazz?”, there is a video with audio examples and famous musicians explaining the cultural history and unique musical components of jazz. Biographic videos include relevant recordings of the players being studied.

Price: Always Free

Link: Jazz Artist Biographies for Kids

Jazz Artist Bios for Kids

Jazz Artist Biographies for Kids

2020-04-15T21:37:36+00:00

Ideal for younger students as an introduction to jazz, this resource provides different articles and videos on the style of jazz and famous jazz musicians. Each article presents the information in a style geared for younger students. In the introduction, “What’s Jazz?”, there is a video with audio examples and famous musicians explaining the cultural history and unique musical components of jazz. Biographic videos include relevant recordings of the players being studied.

Price: Always Free

Link: Jazz Artist Biographies for Kids

Jazz Artist Bios for Kids

Jazz Artist Biographies for Kids

2020-04-15T21:37:23+00:00

Ideal for younger students as an introduction to jazz, this resource provides different articles and videos on the style of jazz and famous jazz musicians. Each article presents the information in a style geared for younger students. In the introduction, “What’s Jazz?”, there is a video with audio examples and famous musicians explaining the cultural history and unique musical components of jazz. Biographic videos include relevant recordings of the players being studied.

Price: Always Free

Link: Jazz Artist Biographies for Kids

Jazz Artist Bios for Kids

Jazz Artist Biographies for Kids

2020-04-15T21:36:56+00:00

Ideal for younger students as an introduction to jazz, this resource provides different articles and videos on the style of jazz and famous jazz musicians. Each article presents the information in a style geared for younger students. In the introduction, “What’s Jazz?”, there is a video with audio examples and famous musicians explaining the cultural history and unique musical components of jazz. Biographic videos include relevant recordings of the players being studied.

Price: Always Free

Link: Jazz Artist Biographies for Kids

The Shed

The Shed

2020-04-15T21:23:42+00:00

The Shed is a website with online music classes that contain free audio, video, and PDF resources. Classes are provided in music technology, guitar, band and music theory. The site also has PDF worksheets, lead sheets, quizzes, and videos covering subject including harmony, melody, rhythm, and jazz.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: The Shed

The Shed

The Shed

2020-04-15T21:23:28+00:00

The Shed is a website with online music classes that contain free audio, video, and PDF resources. Classes are provided in music technology, guitar, band and music theory. The site also has PDF worksheets, lead sheets, quizzes, and videos covering subject including harmony, melody, rhythm, and jazz.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: The Shed

The Shed

The Shed

2020-04-15T21:23:04+00:00

The Shed is a website with online music classes that contain free audio, video, and PDF resources. Classes are provided in music technology, guitar, band and music theory. The site also has PDF worksheets, lead sheets, quizzes, and videos covering subject including harmony, melody, rhythm, and jazz.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: The Shed

The Shed

The Shed

2020-04-15T21:22:45+00:00

The Shed is a website with online music classes that contain free audio, video, and PDF resources. Classes are provided in music technology, guitar, band and music theory. The site also has PDF worksheets, lead sheets, quizzes, and videos covering subject including harmony, melody, rhythm, and jazz.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: The Shed

O For Tuna Orff

2020-04-14T18:49:46+00:00

This website gives ideas for elementary music and links to other resources. Included in this resource are links to a Facebook page to ask questions, a list of ideas for hands on dances and movement, Chrome music lab, The New Victory Theater in NYC, and YouTube videos of lesson ideas from other teachers.

Price: Free Always

Link: O For Tuna Orff

Mr. S | Orff Music Educator @mistersorff

2020-04-15T00:34:16+00:00

Mr. S Orff Music Educator is an instagram page run by Matthew Stensrud, an elementary school music teacher and certified Orff Schulwerk clinician, with links to his website which provides additional links to other services such as YouTube videos and webinars. Free during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are also links to a patron page where you can pay for lesson plans at any time. On his website you have access to articles and a free subscription to a monthly newsletter with a new lesson plan attached.

Price: Free during Covid-19

Link: Mr. S | Orff Music Educator @mistersorff

Smithsonian Music

2020-04-15T00:41:37+00:00

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 music for every grade level with four different levels from k-12, and free interactive games for students. Subscribe to a Smithsonian Folkways Membership and get a discount on Smithsonian merchandise and free downloads each year.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Smithsonian Music 

Smithsonian Music

2020-04-15T00:41:57+00:00

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 music for every grade level with four different levels from k-12, and free interactive games for students. Subscribe to a Smithsonian Folkways Membership and get a discount on Smithsonian merchandise and free downloads each year.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Smithsonian Music 

Smithsonian Music

2020-04-15T00:42:11+00:00

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 music for every grade level with four different levels from k-12, and free interactive games for students. Subscribe to a Smithsonian Folkways Membership and get a discount on Smithsonian merchandise and free downloads each year.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Smithsonian Music 

Smithsonian Music

2020-04-15T00:42:27+00:00

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 music for every grade level with four different levels from k-12, and free interactive games for students. Subscribe to a Smithsonian Folkways Membership and get a discount on Smithsonian merchandise and free downloads each year.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Smithsonian Music 

Smithsonian Music

2020-04-15T00:42:45+00:00

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 music for every grade level with four different levels from k-12, and free interactive games for students. Subscribe to a Smithsonian Folkways Membership and get a discount on Smithsonian merchandise and free downloads each year.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Smithsonian Music 

Smithsonian Music

2020-04-15T00:43:02+00:00

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 music for every grade level with four different levels from k-12, and free interactive games for students. Subscribe to a Smithsonian Folkways Membership and get a discount on Smithsonian merchandise and free downloads each year.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Smithsonian Music 

Smithsonian Music

2020-04-15T00:43:20+00:00

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 music for every grade level with four different levels from k-12, and free interactive games for students. Subscribe to a Smithsonian Folkways Membership and get a discount on Smithsonian merchandise and free downloads each year.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Smithsonian Music 

Smithsonian Music

2020-04-15T00:43:35+00:00

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 music for every grade level with four different levels from k-12, and free interactive games for students. Subscribe to a Smithsonian Folkways Membership and get a discount on Smithsonian merchandise and free downloads each year.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Smithsonian Music 

Smithsonian Music

2020-04-15T00:43:51+00:00

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 music for every grade level with four different levels from k-12, and free interactive games for students. Subscribe to a Smithsonian Folkways Membership and get a discount on Smithsonian merchandise and free downloads each year.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Smithsonian Music 

Edpuzzle

2020-04-15T00:44:48+00:00

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.

Price: Always Free

Link: Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

2020-04-14T15:10:42+00:00

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.

Price: Always Free

Link: Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

2020-04-14T15:10:16+00:00

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.

Price: Always Free

Link: Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

2020-04-14T15:09:57+00:00

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.

Price: Always Free

Link: Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

2020-04-14T15:09:36+00:00

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.

Price: Always Free

Link: Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

2020-04-14T15:09:17+00:00

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.

Price: Always Free

Link: Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

2020-04-14T15:08:55+00:00

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.

Price: Always Free

Link: Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

2020-04-14T15:08:30+00:00

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.

Price: Always Free

Link: Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

2020-04-14T15:07:49+00:00

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.

Price: Always Free

Link: Edpuzzle

Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

2020-04-13T18:57:10+00:00

This an incredibly comprehensive website in music for students grades K-5. Having won many awards, the contents of this site include lesson plans for teachers, games for kids, guides for parents, and books review, among MANY other resources. All lesson plans link National Standards and use a variety of teaching methodologies including Orff, Dalcroze and Kodaly.  The website also provides links to their podcast and radio broadcasts.

Price: Free Always

Link: Classics for Kids

sfs kids

SFS Kids

2020-04-11T15:24:45+00:00

The San Francisco Symphony ‘s kids page is a great source for introducing kids to classical music. This website highly interactive and provides engaging games to teach concepts. Students will learn about important melodies in the orchestral repertoire. Students can also explore other important roles with the orchestra such as conducting and composing.

Free

Link: SFS Kids

chrome music lab

Chrome Music Lab

2020-04-11T15:25:04+00:00

Chrome Music Lab offers a variety of musical “experiments” for students to explore. The program is user-friendly and easy to navigate. This lab allows students to explore and discover various elements of music on their own. The activities are colorful, highly engaging, and based on self-discovery for students of all ages.

Free

Link: Chrome Music Lab

chrome music lab

Chrome Music Lab

2020-04-11T15:56:51+00:00

Chrome Music Lab offers a variety of musical “experiments” for students to explore. The program is user-friendly and easy to navigate. This lab allows students to explore and discover various elements of music on their own. The activities are colorful, highly engaging, and based on self-discovery for students of all ages.

Free

Link: Chrome Music Lab

bandlab

BandLab for Education

2020-04-13T18:41:02+00:00

Teachers of any level and area can use BandLab to teach recording, mixing, audio editing, and more. It is easy to use from both a student and teacher perspective, and students can submit assignments directly through the website. The program has a wide variety of sounds and supports MIDI input and recording. Inputting sounds is done either through a MIDI editor or through a virtual keyboard. The program is entirely cloud based and works on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers.

Free

Link: BandLab

bandlab

BandLab for Education

2020-04-11T15:57:38+00:00

Teachers of any level and area can use BandLab to teach recording, mixing, audio editing, and more. It is easy to use from both a student and teacher perspective, and students can submit assignments directly through the website. The program has a wide variety of sounds and supports MIDI input and recording. Inputting sounds is done either through a MIDI editor or through a virtual keyboard. The program is entirely cloud based and works on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers.

Free

Link: BandLab

bandlab

BandLab for Education

2020-04-11T15:57:57+00:00

Teachers of any level and area can use BandLab to teach recording, mixing, audio editing, and more. It is easy to use from both a student and teacher perspective, and students can submit assignments directly through the website. The program has a wide variety of sounds and supports MIDI input and recording. Inputting sounds is done either through a MIDI editor or through a virtual keyboard. The program is entirely cloud based and works on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers.

Free

Link: BandLab

Curwin Sol Fa Mi

Curwin Hand Sign Review YouTube Video

2020-04-11T15:58:18+00:00

Perfect for students to apply their Solfege knowledge, this video is a review of the Kodaly pattern sol la sol mi. The video reviews the hand signs with an image displaying the hand signs. After the review, there is a pattern hill to show the  includes sol, la, and mi pattern. After the review, the video goes into an animation of the song “I Like Ice Cream” that utilizes the reviewed Solfege.

Price: Free Always

Link: Curwin Hand Sign Review

Organized Chaos

2020-04-11T16:00:19+00:00

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 teachers to discover, or they include explanations as to how to implement them.

Price: Always Free

Link: Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

2020-04-11T16:00:49+00:00

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 teachers to discover, or they include explanations as to how to implement them.

Price: Always Free

Link: Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

2020-04-11T16:01:11+00:00

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 teachers to discover, or they include explanations as to how to implement them.

Price: Always Free

Link: Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

2020-04-11T16:02:04+00:00

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 teachers to discover, or they include explanations as to how to implement them.

Price: Always Free

Link: Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

2020-04-11T16:02:25+00:00

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 teachers to discover, or they include explanations as to how to implement them.

Price: Always Free

Link: Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

2020-04-11T16:02:49+00:00

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 teachers to discover, or they include explanations as to how to implement them.

Price: Always Free

Link: Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

2020-04-11T16:03:12+00:00

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 teachers to discover, or they include explanations as to how to implement them.

Price: Always Free

Link: Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

2020-04-11T16:03:30+00:00

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 teachers to discover, or they include explanations as to how to implement them.

Price: Always Free

Link: Organized Chaos

Organized Chaos

2020-04-11T16:03:48+00:00

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 teachers to discover, or they include explanations as to how to implement them.

Price: Always Free

Link: Organized Chaos

Choralosophy Podcast

2020-04-11T16:04:58+00:00

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 his discussions. A recent episode addresses COVID-19 and serves as encouragement for everyone quickly adapting to distance learning. Links to access PDF site licenses of arrangements and compositions are also included.

Price: Always Free

Link: Choralosophy Podcast

Choralosophy Podcast

2020-04-11T16:05:23+00:00

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 his discussions. A recent episode addresses COVID-19 and serves as encouragement for everyone quickly adapting to distance learning. Links to access PDF site licenses of arrangements and compositions are also included.

Price: Always Free

Link: Choralosophy Podcast

Choralosophy Podcast

2020-04-11T16:05:46+00:00

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 his discussions. A recent episode addresses COVID-19 and serves as encouragement for everyone quickly adapting to distance learning. Links to access PDF site licenses of arrangements and compositions are also included.

Price: Always Free

Link: Choralosophy Podcast

MIMphx YouTube Channel

2020-04-11T18:11:10+00:00

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, or as basis for discussion. An education playlist is also included in the channel with classroom activities as well as videos that show the science behind the instruments.

Price: Always Free

Link: MIMphx on YouTube

MIMphx YouTube Channel

2020-04-11T18:11:34+00:00

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, or as basis for discussion. An education playlist is also included in the channel with classroom activities as well as videos that show the science behind the instruments.

Price: Always Free

Link: MIMphx on YouTube

MIMphx YouTube Channel

2020-04-11T18:11:55+00:00

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, or as basis for discussion. An education playlist is also included in the channel with classroom activities as well as videos that show the science behind the instruments.

Price: Always Free

Link: MIMphx on YouTube

MIMphx YouTube Channel

2020-04-11T18:12:19+00:00

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, or as basis for discussion. An education playlist is also included in the channel with classroom activities as well as videos that show the science behind the instruments.

Price: Always Free

Link: MIMphx on YouTube

MIMphx YouTube Channel

2020-04-11T18:12:46+00:00

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, or as basis for discussion. An education playlist is also included in the channel with classroom activities as well as videos that show the science behind the instruments.

Price: Always Free

Link: MIMphx on YouTube

MIMphx YouTube Channel

2020-04-11T18:13:12+00:00

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, or as basis for discussion. An education playlist is also included in the channel with classroom activities as well as videos that show the science behind the instruments.

Price: Always Free

Link: MIMphx on YouTube

MIMphx YouTube Channel

2020-04-11T18:13:50+00:00

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, or as basis for discussion. An education playlist is also included in the channel with classroom activities as well as videos that show the science behind the instruments.

Price: Always Free

Link: MIMphx on YouTube

MIMphx YouTube Channel

2020-04-11T18:14:31+00:00

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, or as basis for discussion. An education playlist is also included in the channel with classroom activities as well as videos that show the science behind the instruments.

Price: Always Free

Link: MIMphx on YouTube

MIMphx YouTube Channel

2020-04-11T18:14:53+00:00

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, or as basis for discussion. An education playlist is also included in the channel with classroom activities as well as videos that show the science behind the instruments.

Price: Always Free

Link: MIMphx on YouTube

Teaching Skype Music Lessons

2020-04-08T17:36:24+00:00

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

 

Teaching Skype Music Lessons

2020-04-08T17:36:10+00:00

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

 

Teaching Skype Music Lessons

2020-04-08T17:35:58+00:00

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

 

Teaching Skype Music Lessons

2020-04-08T17:35:43+00:00

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

 

Teaching Skype Music Lessons

2020-04-08T17:35:30+00:00

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

 

Teaching Skype Music Lessons

2020-04-08T17:34:00+00:00

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

 

Music Education Resources Facebook Group

2020-04-11T18:16:41+00:00

Music Education Resources is a Facebook group for music teachers of all areas and levels. It features lots of informational articles, links to additional teaching resources, and some entertainment to lighten the mood. This group should prove helpful to many music educators due to its wide range of content. A Facebook account is necessary for full access.

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Education Resources on Facebook

Music Education Resources Facebook Group

2020-04-11T18:17:06+00:00

Music Education Resources is a Facebook group for music teachers of all areas and levels. It features lots of informational articles, links to additional teaching resources, and some entertainment to lighten the mood. This group should prove helpful to many music educators due to its wide range of content. A Facebook account is necessary for full access.

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Education Resources on Facebook

Music Education Resources Facebook Group

2020-04-11T18:17:30+00:00

Music Education Resources is a Facebook group for music teachers of all areas and levels. It features lots of informational articles, links to additional teaching resources, and some entertainment to lighten the mood. This group should prove helpful to many music educators due to its wide range of content. A Facebook account is necessary for full access.

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Education Resources on Facebook

Music Education Resources Facebook Group

2020-04-11T18:17:54+00:00

Music Education Resources is a Facebook group for music teachers of all areas and levels. It features lots of informational articles, links to additional teaching resources, and some entertainment to lighten the mood. This group should prove helpful to many music educators due to its wide range of content. A Facebook account is necessary for full access.

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Education Resources on Facebook

Music Education Resources Facebook Group

2020-04-11T18:18:17+00:00

Music Education Resources is a Facebook group for music teachers of all areas and levels. It features lots of informational articles, links to additional teaching resources, and some entertainment to lighten the mood. This group should prove helpful to many music educators due to its wide range of content. A Facebook account is necessary for full access.

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Education Resources on Facebook

Music Education Resources Facebook Group

2020-04-11T18:18:44+00:00

Music Education Resources is a Facebook group for music teachers of all areas and levels. It features lots of informational articles, links to additional teaching resources, and some entertainment to lighten the mood. This group should prove helpful to many music educators due to its wide range of content. A Facebook account is necessary for full access.

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Education Resources on Facebook

Music Education Resources Facebook Group

2020-04-08T17:11:52+00:00

Music Education Resources is a Facebook group for music teachers of all areas and levels. It features lots of informational articles, links to additional teaching resources, and some entertainment to lighten the mood. This group should prove helpful to many music educators due to its wide range of content. A Facebook account is necessary for full access.

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Education Resources on Facebook

Music Education Resources Facebook Group

2020-04-11T18:19:31+00:00

Music Education Resources is a Facebook group for music teachers of all areas and levels. It features lots of informational articles, links to additional teaching resources, and some entertainment to lighten the mood. This group should prove helpful to many music educators due to its wide range of content. A Facebook account is necessary for full access.

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Education Resources on Facebook

Music Education Resources Facebook Group

2020-04-11T18:20:04+00:00

Music Education Resources is a Facebook group for music teachers of all areas and levels. It features lots of informational articles, links to additional teaching resources, and some entertainment to lighten the mood. This group should prove helpful to many music educators due to its wide range of content. A Facebook account is necessary for full access.

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Education Resources on Facebook

Nightly Met Opera Streams

2020-04-11T18:20:32+00:00

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different opera every day. Teachers can use this resource for guided listening, enrichment, voice/theater classes, and more. Streams begin at 7:30PM ET, and the video remains available until 6:30PM ET the following day. The streams are available through the website as well as a number of apps. This service would be good for any age of student that is able to understand the thematic elements of a show; the appropriateness of each show varies by plot line.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: Met Opera Streams

Nightly Met Opera Streams

2020-04-11T18:21:12+00:00

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different opera every day. Teachers can use this resource for guided listening, enrichment, voice/theater classes, and more. Streams begin at 7:30PM ET, and the video remains available until 6:30PM ET the following day. The streams are available through the website as well as a number of apps. This service would be good for any age of student that is able to understand the thematic elements of a show; the appropriateness of each show varies by plot line.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: Met Opera Streams

Nightly Met Opera Streams

2020-04-11T18:21:38+00:00

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different opera every day. Teachers can use this resource for guided listening, enrichment, voice/theater classes, and more. Streams begin at 7:30PM ET, and the video remains available until 6:30PM ET the following day. The streams are available through the website as well as a number of apps. This service would be good for any age of student that is able to understand the thematic elements of a show; the appropriateness of each show varies by plot line.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: Met Opera Streams

Nightly Met Opera Streams

2020-04-11T18:22:01+00:00

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different opera every day. Teachers can use this resource for guided listening, enrichment, voice/theater classes, and more. Streams begin at 7:30PM ET, and the video remains available until 6:30PM ET the following day. The streams are available through the website as well as a number of apps. This service would be good for any age of student that is able to understand the thematic elements of a show; the appropriateness of each show varies by plot line.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: Met Opera Streams

Royal Irish Academy of Music

2020-04-12T01:55:41+00:00

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 some choral lessons as well. Younger students may need some guidance navigating the videos, but secondary players could easily follow along on their own.

Price: Always Free

Link: RIAM on YouTube

Royal Irish Academy of Music

2020-04-12T01:56:16+00:00

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 some choral lessons as well. Younger students may need some guidance navigating the videos, but secondary players could easily follow along on their own.

Price: Always Free

Link: RIAM on YouTube

Royal Irish Academy of Music

2020-04-12T01:56:41+00:00

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 some choral lessons as well. Younger students may need some guidance navigating the videos, but secondary players could easily follow along on their own.

Price: Always Free

Link: RIAM on YouTube

Royal Irish Academy of Music

2020-04-12T01:57:10+00:00

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 some choral lessons as well. Younger students may need some guidance navigating the videos, but secondary players could easily follow along on their own.

Price: Always Free

Link: RIAM on YouTube

Royal Irish Academy of Music

2020-04-12T01:57:40+00:00

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 some choral lessons as well. Younger students may need some guidance navigating the videos, but secondary players could easily follow along on their own.

Price: Always Free

Link: RIAM on YouTube

Royal Irish Academy of Music

2020-04-12T01:58:11+00:00

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 some choral lessons as well. Younger students may need some guidance navigating the videos, but secondary players could easily follow along on their own.

Price: Always Free

Link: RIAM on YouTube

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

2020-04-12T01:58:40+00:00

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 NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen, speaks with music advocates, parents, teachers, students, and leaders in business and communities to share what they are doing to support the arts.

Price: Always Free

Link: Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

2020-04-12T01:59:07+00:00

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 NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen, speaks with music advocates, parents, teachers, students, and leaders in business and communities to share what they are doing to support the arts.

Price: Always Free

Link: Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

2020-04-12T01:59:30+00:00

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 NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen, speaks with music advocates, parents, teachers, students, and leaders in business and communities to share what they are doing to support the arts.

Price: Always Free

Link: Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

2020-04-12T01:59:54+00:00

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 NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen, speaks with music advocates, parents, teachers, students, and leaders in business and communities to share what they are doing to support the arts.

Price: Always Free

Link: Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

2020-04-12T02:00:33+00:00

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 NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen, speaks with music advocates, parents, teachers, students, and leaders in business and communities to share what they are doing to support the arts.

Price: Always Free

Link: Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

2020-04-12T02:01:04+00:00

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 NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen, speaks with music advocates, parents, teachers, students, and leaders in business and communities to share what they are doing to support the arts.

Price: Always Free

Link: Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

2020-04-12T02:01:33+00:00

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 NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen, speaks with music advocates, parents, teachers, students, and leaders in business and communities to share what they are doing to support the arts.

Price: Always Free

Link: Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

2020-04-12T02:02:00+00:00

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 NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen, speaks with music advocates, parents, teachers, students, and leaders in business and communities to share what they are doing to support the arts.

Price: Always Free

Link: Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

2020-04-12T02:02:29+00:00

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 NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen, speaks with music advocates, parents, teachers, students, and leaders in business and communities to share what they are doing to support the arts.

Price: Always Free

Link: Talking Up Music Education Podcast

FJH Measures of Success for Band

2020-04-12T02:05:29+00:00

These videos are great for beginning players. They do a great job at covering all bases, from how to take your instrument out of the case and assembling, to how to make a good sound, and working on different articulations. The videos express each topic in words and by demonstrating. They move at a great pace for students to follow along and play.

Price: Always Free

Link: FJH Music Playlist

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FJH Measures of Success for Band

2020-04-12T02:07:28+00:00

These videos are great for beginning players. They do a great job at covering all bases, from how to take your instrument out of the case and assembling, to how to make a good sound, and working on different articulations. The videos express each topic in words and by demonstrating. They move at a great pace for students to follow along and play.

Price: Always Free

Link: FJH Music Playlist

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Cleaning Your Instrument – YouTube Playlist

2020-04-12T02:07:51+00:00

These videos are perfect for all wind instrument players to learn how to clean their instruments at home. They do a great job of explaining the cleaning and maintenance of most wind instruments in a short, but meaningful way. They ensure the instruments won’t get damaged in the process by also stating what to avoid at each step of the cleaning process.

Price: Always Free

Link: YouTube Playlist

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YouTube Playlist

Cleaning Your Instrument – YouTube Playlist

2020-04-12T02:08:23+00:00

These videos are perfect for all wind instrument players to learn how to clean their instruments at home. They do a great job of explaining the cleaning and maintenance of most wind instruments in a short, but meaningful way. They ensure the instruments won’t get damaged in the process by also stating what to avoid at each step of the cleaning process.

Price: Always Free

Link: YouTube Playlist

YouTube Playlist

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The Shed – Rudimental Readiness

2020-04-12T02:09:27+00:00

“The Shed” Rudiments videos are perfect for percussionists with some experience with rudiments at the elementary or secondary level. They do a great job at efficiently explaining and breaking down each rudiment. They also ensure they start with good technique from the beginning. It starts slow and speeds up throughout the video. This YouTube playlist is perfect for learning new rudiments or reviewing previously taught rudiments.

Free

Link: The Shed – Rudiments

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The Shed – Rudimental Readiness

2020-04-12T02:09:54+00:00

“The Shed” Rudiments videos are perfect for percussionists with some experience with rudiments at the elementary or secondary level. They do a great job at efficiently explaining and breaking down each rudiment. They also ensure they start with good technique from the beginning. It starts slow and speeds up throughout the video. This YouTube playlist is perfect for learning new rudiments or reviewing previously taught rudiments.

Free

Link: The Shed – Rudiments

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Tone Savvy

2020-04-13T19:22:00+00:00

Tone Savvy is perfect for any level of Music Theory classes and performing ensembles. This resource has many customizable exercises for students to work on their fundamentals of music, ranging from note reading to melodic dictation to interval identification. The teacher can create a free account (during the closure) to make lessons or review activities for their students.

Free

Link: Tone Savvy

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Tone Savvy

2020-04-13T19:22:11+00:00

Tone Savvy is perfect for any level of Music Theory classes and performing ensembles. This resource has many customizable exercises for students to work on their fundamentals of music, ranging from note reading to melodic dictation to interval identification. The teacher can create a free account (during the closure) to make lessons or review activities for their students.

Free

Link: Tone Savvy

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Tone Savvy

2020-04-13T19:22:21+00:00

Tone Savvy is perfect for any level of Music Theory classes and performing ensembles. This resource has many customizable exercises for students to work on their fundamentals of music, ranging from note reading to melodic dictation to interval identification. The teacher can create a free account (during the closure) to make lessons or review activities for their students.

Free

Link: Tone Savvy

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E-Learning Playlist for PK and Elementary Music

2020-04-12T02:12:58+00:00

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 be incorporated into online teaching. Teachers who regularly use Kodaly and Orff style lessons would be comfortable with these folk-based tunes.

Free

Link: E-Learning Playlist

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E-Learning Playlist for PK and Elementary Music

2020-04-12T02:13:26+00:00

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 be incorporated into online teaching. Teachers who regularly use Kodaly and Orff style lessons would be comfortable with these folk-based tunes.

Free

Link: E-Learning Playlist

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Little Kids Rock YouTube Channel

2020-04-12T02:15:52+00:00

Little Kids Rock is a great organization that promotes the inclusion of modern band in the music classroom. Their YouTube channel provides free video lessons on drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and ukulele. There are also some inspiring performance videos and professional development videos for classroom music teachers. The lessons are pop music based and would be helpful for students of any age to practice, learn, and review at home. Navigate through the playlists tab to find the material you need.

Free

Link: Little Kids Rock Channel

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Little Kids Rock YouTube Channel

2020-04-12T02:16:15+00:00

Little Kids Rock is a great organization that promotes the inclusion of modern band in the music classroom. Their YouTube channel provides free video lessons on drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and ukulele. There are also some inspiring performance videos and professional development videos for classroom music teachers. The lessons are pop music based and would be helpful for students of any age to practice, learn, and review at home. Navigate through the playlists tab to find the material you need.

Free

Link: Little Kids Rock Channel

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Little Kids Rock YouTube Channel

2020-04-12T02:16:38+00:00

Little Kids Rock is a great organization that promotes the inclusion of modern band in the music classroom. Their YouTube channel provides free video lessons on drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and ukulele. There are also some inspiring performance videos and professional development videos for classroom music teachers. The lessons are pop music based and would be helpful for students of any age to practice, learn, and review at home. Navigate through the playlists tab to find the material you need.

Free

Link: Little Kids Rock Channel

LKR logo

Little Kids Rock YouTube Channel

2020-04-12T02:17:03+00:00

Little Kids Rock is a great organization that promotes the inclusion of modern band in the music classroom. Their YouTube channel provides free video lessons on drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and ukulele. There are also some inspiring performance videos and professional development videos for classroom music teachers. The lessons are pop music based and would be helpful for students of any age to practice, learn, and review at home. Navigate through the playlists tab to find the material you need.

Free

Link: Little Kids Rock Channel

Syn-co-pa Distance Learning

2020-04-12T02:21:04+00:00

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. Then students can apply what they’ve learned to the song “Russian Sailor’s Dance.” Perfect as an individual at-home activity.

Price: Free always

Syn-co-pa Distance Learning

Syn-co-pa Distance Learning

2020-04-12T02:21:47+00:00

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. Then students can apply what they’ve learned to the song “Russian Sailor’s Dance.” Perfect as an individual at-home activity.

Price: Free always

Syn-co-pa Distance Learning

Soundfly

2020-04-13T20:11:48+00:00

Soundfly is an online service offering professional-quality music courses not often offered in traditional school. Topics range from the role of producers to songwriting and performance. Many of the production and electronic composition classes require additional programs/software. Soundfly has many available courses offered for free as well as additional paid courses, and is available for students as well as teachers looking for professional development.

Price: Some free courses, some paid

Link: Soundfly

Soundfly

2020-04-13T20:12:21+00:00

Soundfly is an online service offering professional-quality music courses not often offered in traditional school. Topics range from the role of producers to songwriting and performance. Many of the production and electronic composition classes require additional programs/software. Soundfly has many available courses offered for free as well as additional paid courses, and is available for students as well as teachers looking for professional development.

Price: Some free courses, some paid

Link: Soundfly

Soundfly

2020-04-13T20:12:39+00:00

Soundfly is an online service offering professional-quality music courses not often offered in traditional school. Topics range from the role of producers to songwriting and performance. Many of the production and electronic composition classes require additional programs/software. Soundfly has many available courses offered for free as well as additional paid courses, and is available for students as well as teachers looking for professional development.

Price: Some free courses, some paid

Link: Soundfly

Soundfly

2020-04-13T20:13:02+00:00

Soundfly is an online service offering professional-quality music courses not often offered in traditional school. Topics range from the role of producers to songwriting and performance. Many of the production and electronic composition classes require additional programs/software. Soundfly has many available courses offered for free as well as additional paid courses, and is available for students as well as teachers looking for professional development.

Price: Some free courses, some paid

Link: Soundfly

Soundfly

2020-04-13T20:23:19+00:00

Soundfly is an online service offering professional-quality music courses not often offered in traditional school. Topics range from the role of producers to songwriting and performance. Many of the production and electronic composition classes require additional programs/software. Soundfly has many available courses offered for free as well as additional paid courses, and is available for students as well as teachers looking for professional development.

Price: Some free courses, some paid

Link: Soundfly

Soundfly

2020-04-13T20:23:51+00:00

Soundfly is an online service offering professional-quality music courses not often offered in traditional school. Topics range from the role of producers to songwriting and performance. Many of the production and electronic composition classes require additional programs/software. Soundfly has many available courses offered for free as well as additional paid courses, and is available for students as well as teachers looking for professional development.

Price: Some free courses, some paid

Link: Soundfly

The Music Educator Blog

2020-04-13T17:52:32+00:00

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 discussion.

Price: Always Free

Link: The Music Educator Blog

The Music Educator Blog

2020-04-13T17:52:57+00:00

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 discussion.

Price: Always Free

Link: The Music Educator Blog

The Music Educator Blog

2020-04-13T17:53:20+00:00

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 discussion.

Price: Always Free

Link: The Music Educator Blog

The Music Educator Blog

2020-04-13T17:53:43+00:00

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 discussion.

Price: Always Free

Link: The Music Educator Blog

The Music Educator Blog

2020-04-13T17:54:13+00:00

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 discussion.

Price: Always Free

Link: The Music Educator Blog

The Music Educator Blog

2020-04-13T17:54:44+00:00

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 discussion.

Price: Always Free

Link: The Music Educator Blog

The Music Educator Blog

2020-04-13T17:55:10+00:00

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 discussion.

Price: Always Free

Link: The Music Educator Blog

The Music Educator Blog

2020-04-13T17:55:35+00:00

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 discussion.

Price: Always Free

Link: The Music Educator Blog

The Music Educator Blog

2020-04-13T17:56:04+00:00

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 discussion.

Price: Always Free

Link: The Music Educator Blog

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The Big COVID Survival Choral Doc

2020-04-15T00:50:52+00:00

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 practices; videos and demos; blogs and websites; concerns and questions; and contact information for others in the music education world that can also serve as valuable resources to other educators.

Price: Free always

Link: The Big COVID Survival Choral Doc

New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts Play!

2020-04-13T22:41:43+00:00

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 the music; a simple, iconic notation; composition tool; and a curriculum guide for teachers. The lesson plans supplied vary from concert to concert; some are written with grades 3-5 in mind while others are for 3-12.

Price: Always Free

Link: NY Phil Young People’s Concerts Play!

New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts Play!

2020-04-13T22:42:06+00:00

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 the music; a simple, iconic notation; composition tool; and a curriculum guide for teachers. The lesson plans supplied vary from concert to concert; some are written with grades 3-5 in mind while others are for 3-12.

Price: Always Free

Link: NY Phil Young People’s Concerts Play!

New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts Play!

2020-04-13T22:42:34+00:00

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 the music; a simple, iconic notation; composition tool; and a curriculum guide for teachers. The lesson plans supplied vary from concert to concert; some are written with grades 3-5 in mind while others are for 3-12.

Price: Always Free

Link: NY Phil Young People’s Concerts Play!

New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts Play!

2020-04-13T22:42:58+00:00

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 the music; a simple, iconic notation; composition tool; and a curriculum guide for teachers. The lesson plans supplied vary from concert to concert; some are written with grades 3-5 in mind while others are for 3-12.

Price: Always Free

Link: NY Phil Young People’s Concerts Play!

New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts Play!

2020-04-13T22:43:27+00:00

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 the music; a simple, iconic notation; composition tool; and a curriculum guide for teachers. The lesson plans supplied vary from concert to concert; some are written with grades 3-5 in mind while others are for 3-12.

Price: Always Free

Link: NY Phil Young People’s Concerts Play!

New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts Play!

2020-04-13T22:43:51+00:00

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 the music; a simple, iconic notation; composition tool; and a curriculum guide for teachers. The lesson plans supplied vary from concert to concert; some are written with grades 3-5 in mind while others are for 3-12.

Price: Always Free

Link: NY Phil Young People’s Concerts Play!

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US Army Field Band YouTube Channel

2020-04-13T22:45:03+00:00

Good for listening assignments or daily inspiration, the US Army Field Band offers free live concerts over their YouTube channel at 1 PM ET every day. Performers include the Concert Band, Soldiers’ Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, and Six-String Soldiers. The channel also contains several videos on the history and fundamentals of various instruments performed by members of the military band. The channel also includes a playlist on instrument repair.

Free

Link: US Army Field Band YouTube Channel

 

us army field band

US Army Field Band YouTube Channel

2020-04-13T22:45:27+00:00

Good for listening assignments or daily inspiration, the US Army Field Band offers free live concerts over their YouTube channel at 1 PM ET every day. Performers include the Concert Band, Soldiers’ Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, and Six-String Soldiers. The channel also contains several videos on the history and fundamentals of various instruments performed by members of the military band. The channel also includes a playlist on instrument repair.

Free

Link: US Army Field Band YouTube Channel

 

us army field band

US Army Field Band YouTube Channel

2020-04-13T22:45:53+00:00

Good for listening assignments or daily inspiration, the US Army Field Band offers free live concerts over their YouTube channel at 1 PM ET every day. Performers include the Concert Band, Soldiers’ Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, and Six-String Soldiers. The channel also contains several videos on the history and fundamentals of various instruments performed by members of the military band. The channel also includes a playlist on instrument repair.

Free

Link: US Army Field Band YouTube Channel

 

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Staying Connected Webinar

2020-04-13T22:47:59+00:00

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 connected. They also discuss teacher-student interaction, teacher mental health, and remote workspace productivity. While seemingly elementary based, the webinars present ideas that can be adapted to secondary and post-secondary situations. Enrollment capacity is limited, but videos are recorded and uploaded after.

Price: Free always

Link: Staying Connected Webinar

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Staying Connected Webinar

2020-04-13T22:48:22+00:00

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 connected. They also discuss teacher-student interaction, teacher mental health, and remote workspace productivity. While seemingly elementary based, the webinars present ideas that can be adapted to secondary and post-secondary situations. Enrollment capacity is limited, but videos are recorded and uploaded after.

Price: Free always

Link: Staying Connected Webinar

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Staying Connected Webinar

2020-04-13T22:49:38+00:00

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 connected. They also discuss teacher-student interaction, teacher mental health, and remote workspace productivity. While seemingly elementary based, the webinars present ideas that can be adapted to secondary and post-secondary situations. Enrollment capacity is limited, but videos are recorded and uploaded after.

Price: Free always

Link: Staying Connected Webinar

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Staying Connected Webinar

2020-04-13T22:50:05+00:00

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 connected. They also discuss teacher-student interaction, teacher mental health, and remote workspace productivity. While seemingly elementary based, the webinars present ideas that can be adapted to secondary and post-secondary situations. Enrollment capacity is limited, but videos are recorded and uploaded after.

Price: Free always

Link: Staying Connected Webinar

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Staying Connected Webinar

2020-04-13T22:50:31+00:00

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 connected. They also discuss teacher-student interaction, teacher mental health, and remote workspace productivity. While seemingly elementary based, the webinars present ideas that can be adapted to secondary and post-secondary situations. Enrollment capacity is limited, but videos are recorded and uploaded after.

Price: Free always

Link: Staying Connected Webinar

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TeachFromTheStage Instagram Account

2020-04-13T22:51:00+00:00

Teach from the Stage is an Instagram page for instrumental/vocal/general music teachers at the Pre-K or Elementary levels of teaching. Her posts include a variety of resources and lesson ideas. There is also an attached resource site in the bio section that links to creative games and activities for young students to do do at home.

Free

Link: Teach from the stage

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Staying Connected Webinar

2020-04-13T22:51:34+00:00

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 connected. They also discuss teacher-student interaction, teacher mental health, and remote workspace productivity. While seemingly elementary based, the webinars present ideas that can be adapted to secondary and post-secondary situations. Enrollment capacity is limited, but videos are recorded and uploaded after.

Price: Free always

Link: Staying Connected Webinar

teach from the stage

TeachFromTheStage Instagram Account

2020-04-13T22:52:00+00:00

Teach from the Stage is an Instagram page for instrumental/vocal/general music teachers at the Pre-K or Elementary levels of teaching. Her posts include a variety of resources and lesson ideas. There is also an attached resource site in the bio section that links to creative games and activities for young students to do do at home.

Free

Link: Teach from the stage

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Staying Connected Webinar

2020-04-13T22:52:27+00:00

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 connected. They also discuss teacher-student interaction, teacher mental health, and remote workspace productivity. While seemingly elementary based, the webinars present ideas that can be adapted to secondary and post-secondary situations. Enrollment capacity is limited, but videos are recorded and uploaded after.

Price: Free always

Link: Staying Connected Webinar

Dear Choir Directors

Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video

2020-04-14T22:10:45+00:00

This article is perfect for choir teachers who want to create virtual choirs but don’t have the video editing skills or software. This blog gives three user-friendly examples on how to create a virtual choir video. The author discusses the use of the Acapella App within a classroom setting and some issues that might occur when using it, as well as providing additional resources for teaching secondary choir.

Price: Free always (Some apps/software may come with subscriptions)

Link: Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video

Dear Choir Directors

Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video

2020-04-14T22:11:09+00:00

This article is perfect for choir teachers who want to create virtual choirs but don’t have the video editing skills or software. This blog gives three user-friendly examples on how to create a virtual choir video. The author discusses the use of the Acapella App within a classroom setting and some issues that might occur when using it, as well as providing additional resources for teaching secondary choir.

Price: Free always (Some apps/software may come with subscriptions)

Link: Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video

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String Masters (Online Lessons)

2020-04-14T22:11:29+00:00

This is an ideal resource for string players looking to take or give online lessons. This program allows you to schedule and participate in lessons online or use professional tools for in-person lessons, as well as capture notes and record assignments. You may also record and revisit all lessons at any time.

Price: Free during COVID-19 (normally $12/month for students and $45/month for institutions)

Link: String Masters

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String Masters (Online Lessons)

2020-04-14T22:11:49+00:00

This is an ideal resource for string players looking to take or give online lessons. This program allows you to schedule and participate in lessons online or use professional tools for in-person lessons, as well as capture notes and record assignments. You may also record and revisit all lessons at any time.

Price: Free during COVID-19 (normally $12/month for students and $45/month for institutions)

Link: String Masters

Dr. Bough

Target Note Intonation Drill Video

2020-04-14T22:12:07+00:00

This video tutorial is perfect for secondary students to work on their intonation and air usage. Students will need a device to play the YouTube video, their major instrument, and a device to use as a drone. The video is only 8 minutes long, but students can practice something like this for an extended period of time, or add it to their daily warm-up routine. Intonation drills are something that build upon many different focus areas, especially for brass players!

Price: Free always

Link: Target Note Intonation Drill

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Teaching Music History: Resources

2020-04-14T22:13:55+00:00

This resource is ideal for secondary and post-secondary educators looking for music history-related online resources. This source includes great resources for every era of music history directly from the American Musicological Society Pedagogy Group. Resources include assignments, activities, handouts, syllabi, digital music reserves, blogs, and online journals, among others.

Price: Free Always

Link: Teaching Music History

LittleUpbeatClass

Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

2020-04-14T22:14:16+00:00

This resource is ideal for educators who want help to be more culturally inclusive. An educator can get access to resources such as support in lesson planning, downloadable content, live Q&A sessions, and a monthly Newslette. The Patreon includes four different levels with varying degrees of resources.

Price: Monthly membership fee of $1, $5, $10, or $20

Link: Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

LittleUpbeatClass

Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

2020-04-14T22:14:57+00:00

This resource is ideal for educators who want help to be more culturally inclusive. An educator can get access to resources such as support in lesson planning, downloadable content, live Q&A sessions, and a monthly Newslette. The Patreon includes four different levels with varying degrees of resources.

Price: Monthly membership fee of $1, $5, $10, or $20

Link: Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

LittleUpbeatClass

Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

2020-04-14T22:15:18+00:00

This resource is ideal for educators who want help to be more culturally inclusive. An educator can get access to resources such as support in lesson planning, downloadable content, live Q&A sessions, and a monthly Newslette. The Patreon includes four different levels with varying degrees of resources.

Price: Monthly membership fee of $1, $5, $10, or $20

Link: Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

LittleUpbeatClass

Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

2020-04-14T22:15:40+00:00

This resource is ideal for educators who want help to be more culturally inclusive. An educator can get access to resources such as support in lesson planning, downloadable content, live Q&A sessions, and a monthly Newslette. The Patreon includes four different levels with varying degrees of resources.

Price: Monthly membership fee of $1, $5, $10, or $20

Link: Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

LittleUpbeatClass

Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

2020-04-14T22:16:00+00:00

This resource is ideal for educators who want help to be more culturally inclusive. An educator can get access to resources such as support in lesson planning, downloadable content, live Q&A sessions, and a monthly Newslette. The Patreon includes four different levels with varying degrees of resources.

Price: Monthly membership fee of $1, $5, $10, or $20

Link: Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

LittleUpbeatClass

Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

2020-04-14T22:16:28+00:00

This resource is ideal for educators who want help to be more culturally inclusive. An educator can get access to resources such as support in lesson planning, downloadable content, live Q&A sessions, and a monthly Newslette. The Patreon includes four different levels with varying degrees of resources.

Price: Monthly membership fee of $1, $5, $10, or $20

Link: Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

LittleUpbeatClass

Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

2020-04-14T22:17:11+00:00

This resource is ideal for educators who want help to be more culturally inclusive. An educator can get access to resources such as support in lesson planning, downloadable content, live Q&A sessions, and a monthly Newslette. The Patreon includes four different levels with varying degrees of resources.

Price: Monthly membership fee of $1, $5, $10, or $20

Link: Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

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Four Chord Ukulele Playlist

2020-04-14T22:17:32+00:00

This YouTube playlist contains 86 popular songs that can all be played using only 4 chords. All videos display the chord diagrams during the song for students to follow along. This would be a perfect at-home practice resource for ukulele players of all ages.

Free

Link: Playlist

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Four Chord Ukulele Playlist

2020-04-14T22:17:56+00:00

This YouTube playlist contains 86 popular songs that can all be played using only 4 chords. All videos display the chord diagrams during the song for students to follow along. This would be a perfect at-home practice resource for ukulele players of all ages.

Free

Link: Playlist

Choir-intine example

Distance Learning for Choir-intine

2020-04-14T22:18:16+00:00

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 to educational “things to watch” and “assessment ideas” prompts pertaining to music education.

Price: Free always

Link: Distance Learning for Choir-intine

Choir-intine example

Distance Learning for Choir-intine

2020-04-14T22:18:35+00:00

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 to educational “things to watch” and “assessment ideas” prompts pertaining to music education.

Price: Free always

Link: Distance Learning for Choir-intine

Voice Lessons

New York Vocal Coaching

2020-04-14T22:19:34+00:00

This YouTube page is dedicated to teaching vocal pedagogy and technique. Featuring numerous playlists on topics such as breathing, vocal anatomy, vowels and consonants, and elements of stylistic performance, this page is perfect for choir teachers looking for supplemental video materials in a range of concepts. It is also valuable for singers looking to maintain their vocal practice during a period of online learning. All lessons are led by Justin Stoney, an credibly acclaimed voice teacher based in New York City.

Price: Free always (Optional $4.99/month subscription to access exclusive perks)

Link: New York Vocal Coaching Playlists

vic firth

Vic Firth Rudiments

2020-04-14T22:21:31+00:00

Vic Firth’s rudiment page provides the fundamentals for percussionists of all levels. This resource includes information on standard rudiments, playing techniques, video lessons, drum set play along tracks, and more.

Free

Link: Vic Firth Website

 

vic firth

Vic Firth Rudiments

2020-04-14T22:21:51+00:00

Vic Firth’s rudiment page provides the fundamentals for percussionists of all levels. This resource includes information on standard rudiments, playing techniques, video lessons, drum set play along tracks, and more.

Free

Link: Vic Firth Website

 

vic firth

Vic Firth Rudiments

2020-04-14T22:22:13+00:00

Vic Firth’s rudiment page provides the fundamentals for percussionists of all levels. This resource includes information on standard rudiments, playing techniques, video lessons, drum set play along tracks, and more.

Free

Link: Vic Firth Website

 

homemade instruments

52 Homemade Musical Instruments

2020-04-14T22:22:34+00:00

This website provides a list of 52 instruments students can make at home. The instruments vary in complexity and necessary materials, so students will have plenty of options using items they already have at home. Most instruments work best for elementary students, but older musicians may enjoy some of the more advanced options.

Free

Link: 52 Homemade Instruments

 

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52 Homemade Musical Instruments

2020-04-14T22:22:54+00:00

This website provides a list of 52 instruments students can make at home. The instruments vary in complexity and necessary materials, so students will have plenty of options using items they already have at home. Most instruments work best for elementary students, but older musicians may enjoy some of the more advanced options.

Free

Link: 52 Homemade Instruments

 

homemade instruments

52 Homemade Musical Instruments

2020-04-14T22:23:28+00:00

This website provides a list of 52 instruments students can make at home. The instruments vary in complexity and necessary materials, so students will have plenty of options using items they already have at home. Most instruments work best for elementary students, but older musicians may enjoy some of the more advanced options.

Free

Link: 52 Homemade Instruments

 

homemade instruments

52 Homemade Musical Instruments

2020-04-14T22:23:48+00:00

This website provides a list of 52 instruments students can make at home. The instruments vary in complexity and necessary materials, so students will have plenty of options using items they already have at home. Most instruments work best for elementary students, but older musicians may enjoy some of the more advanced options.

Free

Link: 52 Homemade Instruments

 

WCSD grid

WCSD Grade 6-12 Music Grid

2020-04-14T22:24:31+00:00

WCSD provides an excellent daily guide for distance learning. Students will navigate the chart to select resources from categories such as music theory, performance, maintenance, and just for fun. The columns are sorted by category, with links directly labeled for ease of access. Teachers can adapt the categories and reflections to align with their class needs. The document also provides a chart for daily student reflections.

Free

For access to the google doc to COPY and EDIT, click here.

WCSD grid

WCSD Grade 6-12 Music Grid

2020-04-14T22:24:52+00:00

WCSD provides an excellent daily guide for distance learning. Students will navigate the chart to select resources from categories such as music theory, performance, maintenance, and just for fun. The columns are sorted by category, with links directly labeled for ease of access. Teachers can adapt the categories and reflections to align with their class needs. The document also provides a chart for daily student reflections.

Price: Always Free

For access to the Google Doc (make a COPY for yourself to edit), click here.

@musicandmotivate on Instagram

2020-04-14T22:25:12+00:00

Jess Johnson’s Instagram Page, @musicandmotivate, shares creative and engaging ideas for the music classroom. This page offers instructional videos, lessons, activities, and interactive music making ideas. All one needs is an Instagram account for ease of access!

Price: Always Free

Link: @musicandmotivate on Instagram

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:33:56+00:00

All music teachers can find something of value in the “Music Educators Creating Online Learning” Facebook group. It contains resources for instrumental, choral, jazz, private instruction, general music, and more! This group is a “teachers-help-teachers” setting where anyone can post about a resource or ask a question to get advice. All one needs to access this is a Facebook account!

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Educators Creating Online Learning on Facebook

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:34:17+00:00

All music teachers can find something of value in the “Music Educators Creating Online Learning” Facebook group. It contains resources for instrumental, choral, jazz, private instruction, general music, and more! This group is a “teachers-help-teachers” setting where anyone can post about a resource or ask a question to get advice. All one needs to access this is a Facebook account!

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Educators Creating Online Learning on Facebook

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:33:34+00:00

All music teachers can find something of value in the “Music Educators Creating Online Learning” Facebook group. It contains resources for instrumental, choral, jazz, private instruction, general music, and more! This group is a “teachers-help-teachers” setting where anyone can post about a resource or ask a question to get advice. All one needs to access this is a Facebook account!

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Educators Creating Online Learning on Facebook

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:33:10+00:00

All music teachers can find something of value in the “Music Educators Creating Online Learning” Facebook group. It contains resources for instrumental, choral, jazz, private instruction, general music, and more! This group is a “teachers-help-teachers” setting where anyone can post about a resource or ask a question to get advice. All one needs to access this is a Facebook account!

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Educators Creating Online Learning on Facebook

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:32:48+00:00

All music teachers can find something of value in the “Music Educators Creating Online Learning” Facebook group. It contains resources for instrumental, choral, jazz, private instruction, general music, and more! This group is a “teachers-help-teachers” setting where anyone can post about a resource or ask a question to get advice. All one needs to access this is a Facebook account!

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Educators Creating Online Learning on Facebook

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:32:25+00:00

All music teachers can find something of value in the “Music Educators Creating Online Learning” Facebook group. It contains resources for instrumental, choral, jazz, private instruction, general music, and more! This group is a “teachers-help-teachers” setting where anyone can post about a resource or ask a question to get advice. All one needs to access this is a Facebook account!

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Educators Creating Online Learning on Facebook

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:31:46+00:00

All music teachers can find something of value in the “Music Educators Creating Online Learning” Facebook group. It contains resources for instrumental, choral, jazz, private instruction, general music, and more! This group is a “teachers-help-teachers” setting where anyone can post about a resource or ask a question to get advice. All one needs to access this is a Facebook account!

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Educators Creating Online Learning on Facebook

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:31:22+00:00

All music teachers can find something of value in the “Music Educators Creating Online Learning” Facebook group. It contains resources for instrumental, choral, jazz, private instruction, general music, and more! This group is a “teachers-help-teachers” setting where anyone can post about a resource or ask a question to get advice. All one needs to access this is a Facebook account!

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Educators Creating Online Learning on Facebook

Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:30:41+00:00

All music teachers can find something of value in the “Music Educators Creating Online Learning” Facebook group. It contains resources for instrumental, choral, jazz, private instruction, general music, and more! This group is a “teachers-help-teachers” setting where anyone can post about a resource or ask a question to get advice. All one needs to access this is a Facebook account!

Price: Always Free

Link: Music Educators Creating Online Learning on Facebook

I’m a Choir Director Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:22:10+00:00

The “I’m a Choir Director” Facebook group serves as a professional learning network for choral directors to share ideas, ask questions, give encouragement, and talk about the field. The group features discussions and conversations surrounding lesson plans and choral resources. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: I’m a Choir Director on Facebook

I’m a Choir Director Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:21:44+00:00

The “I’m a Choir Director” Facebook group serves as a professional learning network for choral directors to share ideas, ask questions, give encouragement, and talk about the field. The group features discussions and conversations surrounding lesson plans and choral resources. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: I’m a Choir Director on Facebook

I’m a Choir Director Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:21:20+00:00

The “I’m a Choir Director” Facebook group serves as a professional learning network for choral directors to share ideas, ask questions, give encouragement, and talk about the field. The group features discussions and conversations surrounding lesson plans and choral resources. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: I’m a Choir Director on Facebook

Czarina’s Little Upbeat Music Class

2020-04-14T21:20:11+00:00

Czarina’s Little Upbeat Music Class focuses on elementary general music that connects real world events and the classroom. Teachers use lessons by showing videos of influential men and women in the community and reminding students that they are part of a community. Student then reflect and create music based on what they learned. Through Czarina’s link in her bio, teachers can donate funds to receive additional materials.

Price: Free always with additional paid resources available

Link: Czarina’s Little Upbeat Music Class on Instagram

Beginning Recorder YouTube Playlist

2020-04-14T21:19:33+00:00

This playlist is ideal for young elementary students starting to learn the recorder. The playlist begins with a book, “Lazlo Learns Recorder,” that demonstrates how to play the recorder. Following this, the playlist includes videos with backing tracks that show the note name and fingering in time with the song. This playlist adheres to the Recorder Karate curriculum.

Price: Always Free

Link: Beginning Recorder on YouTube

A Year of Sight Singing and Ear Training Playlist

2020-04-14T21:16:58+00:00

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 more. Lessons range from beginner through intermediate difficulty.

Price: Always Free

Link: A Year of Sight Singing YouTube playlist

A Year of Sight Singing and Ear Training Playlist

2020-04-14T21:18:22+00:00

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 more. Lessons range from beginner through intermediate difficulty.

Price: Always Free

Link: A Year of Sight Singing YouTube playlist

A Year of Sight Singing and Ear Training Playlist

2020-04-14T21:15:47+00:00

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 more. Lessons range from beginner through intermediate difficulty.

Price: Always Free

Link: A Year of Sight Singing YouTube playlist

A Year of Sight Singing and Ear Training Playlist

2020-04-14T21:14:54+00:00

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 more. Lessons range from beginner through intermediate difficulty.

Price: Always Free

Link: A Year of Sight Singing YouTube playlist

Choral Clarity Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:13:46+00:00

The Choral Clarity Facebook Group is ideal for choral directors of all levels. The mission of the group is to expand on ideas, refresh thinking, and to seek clarity on the choices directors make. This group serves as a forum for discussion and contains opinions on choral-related videos, questions, ideas, and resources.

Price: Always Free

Link: Choral Clarity on Facebook

Choral Clarity Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:12:55+00:00

The Choral Clarity Facebook Group is ideal for choral directors of all levels. The mission of the group is to expand on ideas, refresh thinking, and to seek clarity on the choices directors make. This group serves as a forum for discussion and contains opinions on choral-related videos, questions, ideas, and resources.

Price: Always Free

Link: Choral Clarity on Facebook

Choral Clarity Facebook Group

2020-04-14T21:12:24+00:00

The Choral Clarity Facebook Group is ideal for choral directors of all levels. The mission of the group is to expand on ideas, refresh thinking, and to seek clarity on the choices directors make. This group serves as a forum for discussion and contains opinions on choral-related videos, questions, ideas, and resources.

Price: Always Free

Link: Choral Clarity on Facebook

Dancing Alone Together

Dancing Alone Together

2020-04-14T21:11:07+00:00

Dancing Alone Together is a website that has free, live-streamed dance classes. This resource is perfect for older students. While there are a few beginner classes, most of the videos are targeted to people with some dance experience. Class times go throughout the day, up until 8 pm EST. The classes represent an array of cultures, so it may work well for a diversity in dance lesson.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: Dancing Alone Together

Dancing Alone Together

Quadio Media

Quadio Media

2020-04-14T20:37:36+00:00

Quadio Media is an Instagram account where college musicians can post/ upload their own songs, arrangements, etc. One simply needs a college email address to upload and post songs/arrangements. This is a wonderful place for college musicians to connect with one another!

Price: Always Free

Link: Quadio Media

Quadio Media

Quadio Media

Quadio Media

2020-04-14T20:36:58+00:00

Quadio Media is an Instagram account where college musicians can post/ upload their own songs, arrangements, etc. One simply needs a college email address to upload and post songs/arrangements. This is a wonderful place for college musicians to connect with one another!

Price: Always Free

Link: Quadio Media

Quadio Media

the domestic musician

The Domestic Musician

2020-04-14T20:32:31+00:00

Run by blogger/author/mentor/podcaster Jessica Peresta, this site is a one-stop shop for elementary music teachers. Teachers can access free content through the domestic musician blog as well as a subscription service called “Harmony”. Teachers enrolled in the harmony program receive one-on-one support from Jessica, lesson plans, professional development, and support groups to find success in their careers as music educators.

Price: Free Always (blog) and Paid Subscription (membership)

Link: The Domestic Musician

Jessica Peresta's instagram

Jessica Peresta’s Instagram Account

2020-04-14T20:31:47+00:00

Known for her work as a mentor, blogger, podcaster, and music educator, Jessica Peresta uses her Instagram platform to share ideas and tips for music educators. Music educators from all levels can benefit from her work but especially elementary music teachers! Jessica shares a behind-the-scenes look as a music educator mentor. Additionally, she provides regular words of encouragement and feedback to practicing teachers.

Price: Free Always

Link: Jessica Peresta’s Instagram Account

Jessica Peresta's instagram

Jessica Peresta’s Instagram Account

2020-04-14T20:31:08+00:00

Known for her work as a mentor, blogger, podcaster, and music educator, Jessica Peresta uses her Instagram platform to share ideas and tips for music educators. Music educators from all levels can benefit from her work but especially elementary music teachers! Jessica shares a behind-the-scenes look as a music educator mentor. Additionally, she provides regular words of encouragement and feedback to practicing teachers.

Price: Free Always

Link: Jessica Peresta’s Instagram Account

Elementary music teacher podcast

The Elementary Music Teachers Podcast

2020-04-14T20:27:40+00:00

This podcast is great for Elementary Music Teachers looking for advice and wisdom. Seasoned music educator, Jessica Peresta, shares experience from years of teaching and mentoring music teachers. Topics such as burnout, planning, teaching at a new school, and teaching during COVID-19 are all covered. You will love Jessica’s down-to-earth style and conversational feel.

Price: Free Always

Link: The Elementary Music Teachers Podcast

 

 

 

 

Kodály Today YouTube Channel

2020-04-14T20:17:53+00:00

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 online learning environment.

Price: Always Free

Link: Kodály Today on YouTube

Kodály Today YouTube Channel

2020-04-14T20:17:19+00:00

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 online learning environment.

Price: Always Free

Link: Kodály Today on YouTube

Kodály Educators Facebook Group

2020-04-14T20:14:45+00:00

Teachers interested in the Kodály philosophy will find much of use here! This group encourages the sharing of ideas, asking questions, and communication with others through helpful tips and resources for all grade levels shared daily. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: Kodály Educators Facebook Group

Kodály Educators Facebook Group

2020-04-14T20:14:22+00:00

Teachers interested in the Kodály philosophy will find much of use here! This group encourages the sharing of ideas, asking questions, and communication with others through helpful tips and resources for all grade levels shared daily. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: Kodály Educators Facebook Group

Kodály Educators Facebook Group

2020-04-14T20:13:33+00:00

Teachers interested in the Kodály philosophy will find much of use here! This group encourages the sharing of ideas, asking questions, and communication with others through helpful tips and resources for all grade levels shared daily. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: Kodály Educators Facebook Group

Kodály Educators Facebook Group

2020-04-14T20:12:43+00:00

Teachers interested in the Kodály philosophy will find much of use here! This group encourages the sharing of ideas, asking questions, and communication with others through helpful tips and resources for all grade levels shared daily. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: Kodály Educators Facebook Group

Kodály Educators Facebook Group

2020-04-14T20:12:09+00:00

Teachers interested in the Kodály philosophy will find much of use here! This group encourages the sharing of ideas, asking questions, and communication with others through helpful tips and resources for all grade levels shared daily. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: Kodály Educators Facebook Group

Kodály Educators Facebook Group

2020-04-14T20:11:27+00:00

Teachers interested in the Kodály philosophy will find much of use here! This group encourages the sharing of ideas, asking questions, and communication with others through helpful tips and resources for all grade levels shared daily. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: Kodály Educators Facebook Group

Middle School Chorus Directors Facebook Group

2020-04-14T20:09:22+00:00

Middle School Chorus Directors Facebook Group is ideal for choir teachers who are looking for advice, new ideas, and resources to help strengthen their teaching. This Facebook group allows teachers to ask for help with classroom problems, post lesson plans and helpful resources, and serves as a source of inspiration. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: MS Chorus Directors Facebook Group

Middle School Chorus Directors Facebook Group

2020-04-14T20:08:53+00:00

Middle School Chorus Directors Facebook Group is ideal for choir teachers who are looking for advice, new ideas, and resources to help strengthen their teaching. This Facebook group allows teachers to ask for help with classroom problems, post lesson plans and helpful resources, and serves as a source of inspiration. This group is always free with a Facebook account.

Price: Always Free

Link: MS Chorus Directors Facebook Group

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Ukulele Play-along Videos

2020-04-14T19:57:30+00:00

Ukulele Play Along videos are perfect for any student at any age wanting to learn to play the ukulele. There are hundreds of songs on YouTube that can be accessed through links on the document. The document provides the key and chords used in every song, so players can decide which songs would be most appropriate for their level.

Price: Free Always

Link: Ukulele Videos

 

Dr. Bough

Target Note Intonation Drill Video

2020-04-14T14:40:15+00:00

This video tutorial is perfect for secondary students to work on their intonation and air usage. Students will need a device to play the YouTube video, their major instrument, and a device to use as a drone. The video is only 8 minutes long, but students can practice something like this for an extended period of time, or add it to their daily warm-up routine. Intonation drills are something that build upon many different focus areas, especially for brass players!

Price: Free always

Link: Target Note Intonation Drill

LittleUpbeatClass

Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

2020-04-14T14:30:17+00:00

This resource is ideal for educators who want help to be more culturally inclusive. An educator can get access to resources such as support in lesson planning, downloadable content, live Q&A sessions, and a monthly Newsletter. The Patreon includes four different levels with varying degrees of resources.

Price: Monthly membership fee of $1, $5, $10, or $20

Link: Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

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Teaching Music History: Resources

2020-04-14T14:29:00+00:00

This resource is ideal for secondary and post-secondary educators looking for music history-related online resources. This source includes great resources for every era of music history directly from the American Musicological Society Pedagogy Group. Resources include assignments, activities, handouts, syllabi, digital music reserves, blogs, and online journals, among others.

Price: Free Always

Link: Teaching Music History

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Staying Connected Webinar

2020-04-14T14:28:09+00:00

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 connected. They also discuss teacher-student interaction, teacher mental health, and remote workspace productivity. While seemingly elementary based, the webinars present ideas that can be adapted to secondary and post-secondary situations. Enrollment capacity is limited, but videos are recorded and uploaded after.

Price: Free always

Link: Staying Connected Webinar

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Mrs. Stouffer’s Music Room

2020-04-13T21:42:28+00:00

Mrs. Stouffer provides resources ideal for student enrichment through distance learning. A “student friendly page” displays these links for sharing with students. She includes websites with games and activities, resources for instrumental music students, videos for younger and older students, YouTube videos and channels about music, and a collection of tools for teachers.

Price: Free always with some paid resources

Link: Mrs. Stouffer’s Music Room

 

E-Learning Drive

E-Learning Google Drive

2020-04-13T21:31:29+00:00

This resource is ideal for elementary general music educators who wish to give their students activities to do at home. The Drive includes calendars that give a different activity for each day. There are different calendars for each grade. While this does only include April, educators can re-purpose the activities for any day/month. Activities include having students dancing, singing, making an instrument, or reading. Other resources include worksheets involving rhythm and recorder.

Price: Always Free

Link: E-Learning Google Drive

E-Learning Drive

Zoom Audio Tutorial

Zoom in “Music Mode” by RAMA Vocal Center / The Royal Academy of Music

2020-04-06T00:37:30+00:00

This is a Zoom tutorial that shows how to change the audio settings to preserve the sound. Having access to the Zoom software is required, but this tutorial is a free resource. Overall, it’s perfect for instrumentalists, vocalists, and any music teachers who use Zoom and wish to avoid audio modification that occurs automatically and may distort the music. The how-to video is easy to follow and user-friendly.

Price: Always Free

Zoom Audio Tutorial

Zoom in “Music Mode” by RAMA Vocal Center / The Royal Academy of Music

2020-04-05T16:15:02+00:00

This is a Zoom tutorial that shows how to change the audio settings to preserve the sound. Having access to the Zoom software is required, but this tutorial is a free resource. Overall, it’s perfect for instrumentalists, vocalists, and any music teachers who use Zoom and wish to avoid audio modification that occurs automatically and may distort the music. The how-to video is easy to follow and user-friendly.

Price: Always Free

Zoom Audio Tutorial

Zoom in “Music Mode” by RAMA Vocal Center / The Royal Academy of Music

2020-04-05T16:14:26+00:00

This is a Zoom tutorial that shows how to change the audio settings to preserve the sound. Having access to the Zoom software is required, but this tutorial is a free resource. Overall, it’s perfect for instrumentalists, vocalists, and any music teachers who use Zoom and wish to avoid audio modification that occurs automatically and may distort the music. The how-to video is easy to follow and user-friendly.

Price: Always Free

Zoom Audio Tutorial

Zoom in “Music Mode” by RAMA Vocal Center / The Royal Academy of Music

2020-04-05T16:14:46+00:00

This is a Zoom tutorial that shows how to change the audio settings to preserve the sound. Having access to the Zoom software is required, but this tutorial is a free resource. Overall, it’s perfect for instrumentalists, vocalists, and any music teachers who use Zoom and wish to avoid audio modification that occurs automatically and may distort the music. The how-to video is easy to follow and user-friendly.

Price: Always Free

Virtual Ensemble Tutorial

A Guide to Virtual Chamber Music

2020-04-06T01:50:50+00:00

This video explains how to create chamber music through the free app, Acapella. Through this app, individuals can all perform their part of a song and can layer it with others to produce the piece as it would sound if they were playing together. Perfect for vocalists and instrumentalists who want to perform chamber music with others, but cannot due to distance. The video tutorial is always free, the Acapella app is free with upgrades available.

Price: Always Free

Practice Log

Practice Log

2020-04-13T21:22:21+00:00

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 the specifics of what they practiced. The student can also write down any questions they have. The educator can elect to include in a link to have their students submit their practice sessions.

Price: Always Free

Link: Practice Log

Be sure to make a COPY before editing this Google Doc.

Practice Log

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

2020-04-13T21:20:44+00:00

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

Link: Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

2020-04-13T21:20:02+00:00

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

Link: Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

2020-04-13T21:17:09+00:00

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

Link: Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

2020-04-13T21:16:37+00:00

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

Link: Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

2020-04-13T21:16:03+00:00

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

Link: Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

2020-04-13T21:15:30+00:00

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

Link: Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

2020-04-13T21:14:32+00:00

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

Link: Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

2020-04-13T21:14:00+00:00

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

Link: Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online

Teaching Music Online PDF

2020-04-13T21:12:47+00:00

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

Link: Teaching Music Online

Choir Blog

Keeping Your Choir Going During Lockdown

2020-04-13T18:50:37+00:00

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 importantly, maintaining social connections with each other during this time. 

Price: Always Free

Link: Keeping You Choir Going During Lockdown

Choir Blog

Choir Blog

Keeping Your Choir Going During Lockdown

2020-04-13T18:49:57+00:00

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 importantly, maintaining social connections with each other during this time. 

Price: Always Free

Link: Keeping You Choir Going During Lockdown

Choir Blog

Choir Blog

Keeping Your Choir Going During Lockdown

2020-04-13T18:49:10+00:00

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 importantly, maintaining social connections with each other during this time. 

Price: Always Free

Link: Keeping You Choir Going During Lockdown

Choir Blog

Survival Doc example

The Big COVID Survival Choral Doc

2020-04-15T00:51:00+00:00

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 practices; videos and demos; blogs and websites; concerns and questions; and contact information for others in the music education world that can also serve as valuable resources to other educators.

Price: Free always

Link: The Big COVID Survival Choral Doc

Victoria Boler

Victoria Boler’s General Music

2020-04-13T19:17:03+00:00

Victoria Boler’s General Music is a social media account where elementary teachers can get ideas for lesson plans along with tutorials on how to teach an array of different musical lessons. The Instagram account also gives access to many other pages to gather ideas as well.

Price: Always Free

Link: Victoria Boler’s General Music

Victoria Boler

ukulele

Ukulele Play-along Videos

2020-04-13T17:18:44+00:00

Ukulele Play Along videos are perfect for any student at any age wanting to learn to play the ukulele. There are hundreds of songs on YouTube that can be accessed through links on the document. The document provides the key and chords used in every song, so players can decide which songs would be most appropriate for their level.

Price: Free Always

Link: Ukulele Videos

 

Syn-co-pa Distance Learning

2020-04-13T17:03:53+00:00

This resource is ideal for elementary students learning syncopation. The PowerPoint details 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 then compare with the recording. Students can apply what they’ve learned to the song “Russian Sailor’s Dance,” making for an excellent individual at-home activity.

Price: Free always

Link: Syn-co-pa Distance Learning

Composition

Songwriting/Composition Assignments

2020-04-13T16:57:10+00:00

This assignment is perfect for high school students in a music technology or general music class. This would be good for the middle or end of a unit on film music or on emotions in music. There are two projects in this lesson plan – a songwriter analysis assignment, and a composition assignment. Students need to have access to Logic or a similar software.

Price: Free always

Link: Songwriting/Composition Assignments

Art and Music

Unit: Music in Relation to Other Art Mediums

2020-04-12T21:16:59+00:00

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 for the teacher to customize the lessons. This resource provides an outline to help a teacher build their own unit, broken down into three lessons (one project).

Price: Free always

Link: Music in Relation to Other Art Mediums

Strategies for Effective Practice Time

2020-04-12T21:06:31+00:00

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 can also serve to help those who are already advanced to improve their practice sessions. The Doc is open to edit and be added to.

Price: Free always

Link: Strategies for Effective Practice Time

Voice Lessons

New York Vocal Coaching

2020-04-12T20:47:51+00:00

This YouTube channel is dedicated to teaching vocal pedagogy and technique. Featuring numerous playlists on topics such as breathing, vocal anatomy, vowels and consonants, and elements of stylistic performance, this page is perfect for choir teachers looking for supplemental video materials in a range of concepts. It is also valuable for singers looking to maintain their vocal practice during a period of online learning. All lessons are led by Justin Stoney, an acclaimed voice teacher based in New York City.

Price: Free always (Optional $4.99/month subscription to access exclusive perks)

Link: New York Vocal Coaching Playlists

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Distance Learning for Choir-intine

2020-04-12T20:40:33+00:00

This Google Sheet 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 to educational “things to watch” and “assessment ideas” prompts pertaining to music education.

Price: Free always

Link: Distance Learning for Choir-intine

LittleUpbeatClass

Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

2020-04-12T20:39:37+00:00

This resource is ideal for educators who want help to be more culturally inclusive. An educator can get access to resources such as support in lesson planning, downloadable content, live Q&A sessions, and a monthly newsletter. The Patreon website for subscriptions includes four different levels with varying degrees of resources.

Price: Monthly membership fee of $1, $5, $10, or $20

Link: Culturally Responsive Resources for Music Educators

teachingmusichistory page

Teaching Music History: Resources

2020-04-13T19:11:37+00:00

This is ideal for secondary and post-secondary educators looking for music history-related online resources. This source includes great resources for every era of music history directly from the American Musicological Society Pedagogy Group. Resources include assignments, activities, handouts, syllabi, digital music reserves, blogs, and online journals, and more.

Price: Free Always

Link: Teaching Music History

Dr. Bough

Target Note Intonation Drill Video

2020-04-11T21:53:59+00:00

This video tutorial is perfect for secondary students to work on their intonation and air usage. Students will need a device to play the YouTube video, their major instrument, and a device to use as a drone. The video is only 8 minutes long, but students can practice something like this for an extended period of time, or add it to their daily warm-up routine. Intonation drills are great for any level of brass player!

Price: Free always

Link: Target Note Intonation Drill

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String Masters (Online Lessons)

2020-04-11T21:52:11+00:00

This is an ideal resource for string players looking to take or give online lessons. This program allows you to schedule and participate in lessons online or use professional tools for in-person lessons, as well as capture notes and record assignments. You may also record and revisit all lessons at any time.

Price: Free during COVID-19 (normally $12/month for students and $45/month for institutions)

Link: String Masters

Dear Choir Directors

Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video

2020-04-11T21:51:26+00:00

This article is perfect for choir teachers who want to create virtual choirs but don’t have the video editing skills or software. This blog gives three user-friendly examples on how to create a virtual choir video. The author discusses the use of the Acapella App within a classroom setting and some issues that might occur when using it, as well as providing additional resources for teaching secondary choir.

Price: Free always (Some apps/software may come with subscriptions)

Link: Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video

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Staying Connected Webinar

2020-04-11T21:50:41+00:00

This video is perfect for teachers looking to learn more about teaching to 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 connected. They also discuss teacher-student interaction, teacher mental health, and remote workspace productivity. While seemingly elementary based, the webinars present ideas that can be adapted to secondary and post-secondary situations. Enrollment capacity is limited, but videos are recorded and uploaded for viewing after the fact.

Price: Free always

Link: Staying Connected Webinar

Anne Mileski

Anne Mileski’s Instagram

2020-04-11T21:39:31+00:00

Anne Mileski’s Instagram page provides a colorful and informational format from which one can explore useful resources. Ranging in activities all geared for younger general music classes, she provides links to a variety of lessons and resources that are free during COVID-19.

Price: Free during COVID-19 (Instagram account needed)

Link: Anne Mileski on Instagram

 

Mrs. Duncanson

Music with Mrs. Duncanson

2020-04-11T21:28:03+00:00

Music with Mrs. Duncanson is an Instagram account where she provides links to take-home packets, recorder lessons, lesson plans, and more. She is a K-5 music teacher whose lessons are primarily based in Orff practices.

Price: Free with some paid resources (Instagram account needed)

Link: Mrs. Duncanson on Instagram

 

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Mrs. Stouffer’s Music Room

2020-04-11T21:17:57+00:00

Mrs. Stouffer’s resources are great for teachers tasked with providing enrichment through distance learning. The compilation of links is also available on a “student friendly page” that can be shared with students. She includes websites with games and activities, resources for instrumental music students, videos to move for younger and older students, YouTube videos and channels about music, and a collection of tools for teachers.

Price: Free always with some paid resources

Link: Mrs. Stouffer’s Music Room

 

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Choral Clarity

2020-04-11T21:16:46+00:00

Perfect for gaining insight into various issues faced in the choral classroom, this blog offers various assessment, repertoire selection, and rubric ideas. Browsers can view a few free and low-cost choral compositions including sight-reading, rounds, and concert selections. A few videos and podcasts are available on choral music education as well.

Price: Free articles and blogs – resource costs vary

Link: Choral Clarity

 

Feierabend Sheet

Feierabend Fundamentals Virtual Schooling Resources

2020-04-11T21:09:20+00:00

This Google Sheet is perfect for elementary teachers seeking a fun creative way to incorporate lessons into a “workout” or goal-oriented learning process. This sheet includes different lesson plans and activities for students to do at home while also having some sort of structure made by teachers. The activities range from playlists, acting, moving, or lesson plans themselves that teachers can do either via Zoom or with videos sent to students with levels of different workouts assigned to each.

Price: Always Free

Link: Feierabend Fundamentals Virtual Schooling Resources

Feierabend Sheet

Zoom Audio Tutorial

Zoom in “Music Mode” by RAMA Vocal Center / The Royal Academy of Music

2020-04-11T21:08:30+00:00

This is a Zoom tutorial that shows how to change the audio settings to preserve the sound. Having access to the Zoom software is required, but this tutorial is a free resource. Overall, it’s perfect for instrumentalists, vocalists, and any music teachers who use Zoom and wish to avoid audio modification that occurs automatically and may distort the music. The how-to video is easy to follow and user-friendly.

Price: Always Free

Virtual Ensemble Tutorial

A Guide to Virtual Chamber Music

2020-04-11T21:07:43+00:00

This video explains how to create chamber music through the free app, Acapella. Through this app, individuals can all perform their part of a song and can layer it with others to produce the piece as it would sound if they were playing together. Perfect for vocalists and instrumentalists who want to perform chamber music with others, but cannot due to distance. The video tutorial is always free; the Acapella app is free with upgrades available.

Price: Always Free

Survival Doc example

The Big COVID Survival Choral Doc

2020-04-15T00:51:07+00:00

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 practices; videos and demos; blogs and websites; concerns and questions; and contact information for others in the music education world that can also serve as valuable resources to other educators.

Price: Free always

Link: The Big COVID Survival Choral Doc