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Virtual Classroom Music Room Instructions

2020-05-28T14:51:47+00:00

Ever wonder how to make a Virtual Classroom? Want your students to make their own virtual classroom? Check out this resource for step-by-step instructions! Olivia Yachnick offers instructions to build a customized classroom using bitmoji, google slides, and google images. Virtual Classrooms can play a vital role even with in-person instruction. Build your virtual classroom today!

Price: Free Always

Virtual Music Room

Virtual Classroom Music Room Instructions

2020-05-28T14:52:01+00:00

Ever wonder how to make a Virtual Classroom? Want your students to make their own virtual classroom? Check out this resource for step-by-step instructions! Olivia Yachnick offers instructions to build a customized classroom using bitmoji, google slides, and google images. Virtual Classrooms can play a vital role even with in-person instruction. Build your virtual classroom today!

Price: Free Always

Lesson Planet

Lesson Planet

2020-04-25T23:47:20+00:00

Lesson Planet provides music educators with a range of dependable, high-quality lesson plans. Those with memberships to this site have access to 2000+ lesson plans created by music educators for music educators. There is a free trial period available before one needs to pay for lessons.

Price: $3-7 per month

Link: Lesson Planet

Lesson Planet

Lesson Planet

2020-04-25T23:47:07+00:00

Lesson Planet provides music educators with a range of dependable, high-quality lesson plans. Those with memberships to this site have access to 2000+ lesson plans created by music educators for music educators. There is a free trial period available before one needs to pay for lessons.

Price: $3-7 per month

Link: Lesson Planet

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

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

Teachers Pay Teachers

2020-04-20T22:28:04+00:00

This website is full of resources for any teacher. With ideas for every topic, there are lesson plans, worksheets, games, and other activities for any age. Most have a small cost, but there are several free resources as well.

Price: Varies

Link: Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers

2020-04-20T22:27:15+00:00

This website is full of resources for any teacher. With ideas for every topic, there are lesson plans, worksheets, games, and other activities for any age. Most have a small cost, but there are several free resources as well.

Price: Varies

Link: Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers

2020-04-20T22:25:30+00:00

This website is full of resources for any teacher. With ideas for every topic, there are lesson plans, worksheets, games, and other activities for any age. Most have a small cost, but there are several free resources as well.

Price: Varies

Link: Teachers Pay Teachers

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

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

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

Noteflight Learn

2020-04-16T22:01:56+00:00

Noteflight Learn is an extension of Noteflight Premium where students can create scores as well as play/sing along to a library of digital scores for Choir, Band, Orchestra, Guitar, Piano, and Pop ensembles. Students can record themselves and embed their recordings into the scores through midi. Students can share their recordings with their teacher and other students through a Noteflight Learn personal website. Additionally, this program offers lessons for students.

Price: $69 per 10 students (minimum)

Link: Noteflight Learn

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

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

Solfeg.io

2020-04-15T23:55:40+00:00

This program teaches general music skills as well as guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano through popular music. The free teacher membership includes a selection of pop and rock music that students can play along with. The interactive play-along mode shows the hand positions and chords in real time while following along on the score. For teachers, there is a collection of lesson plan ideas to use with the program. In addition to the website, Solfeg.io can be used with the app, which is available on all mobile platforms.

Price: Free

Link: Solfeg.io

Solfeg.io

2020-04-15T23:55:10+00:00

This program teaches general music skills as well as guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano through popular music. The free teacher membership includes a selection of pop and rock music that students can play along with. The interactive play-along mode shows the hand positions and chords in real time while following along on the score. For teachers, there is a collection of lesson plan ideas to use with the program. In addition to the website, Solfeg.io can be used with the app, which is available on all mobile platforms.

Price: Free

Link: Solfeg.io

Solfeg.io

2020-04-15T23:54:46+00:00

This program teaches general music skills as well as guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano through popular music. The free teacher membership includes a selection of pop and rock music that students can play along with. The interactive play-along mode shows the hand positions and chords in real time while following along on the score. For teachers, there is a collection of lesson plan ideas to use with the program. In addition to the website, Solfeg.io can be used with the app, which is available on all mobile platforms.

Price: Free

Link: Solfeg.io

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

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

Nearpod screen

Nearpod

2020-04-15T00:29:03+00:00

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. Encompassing all K-12 subjects, teachers can either use platform lesson plans or create their own to upload for students. Teachers are able to track students’ progress, hold live sessions, and post additional activities (worksheets, polls, games, quizzes, etc.) for students to complete.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Nearpod

Nearpod screen

Nearpod

2020-04-15T00:28:48+00:00

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. Encompassing all K-12 subjects, teachers can either use platform lesson plans or create their own to upload for students. Teachers are able to track students’ progress, hold live sessions, and post additional activities (worksheets, polls, games, quizzes, etc.) for students to complete.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Nearpod

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:03:49+00:00

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

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:03:27+00:00

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

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:02:45+00:00

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

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

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

2020-04-15T00:42:45+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

2020-04-15T00:43:51+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

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:48:13+00:00

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

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:47:56+00:00

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

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:47:26+00:00

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

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Sound Innovations Online

2020-04-13T19:13:24+00:00

Sound Innovations Online by Alfred Music provides an online platform for instrumental students of all ages to access practice resources.  SI lesson books are the virtual companion. Within SI Online, there are play-along tracks, masterclasses, supplemental pages, and extra repertoire for students so they can engage with their practicing at home in different ways. Students can access SI Online by entering a product code from their physical book. This site can be accessed via computer, tablet, and mobile device.

Price: Free through Smart Music during COVID-19

Link: Sound Innovations Online

 

Sound Innovations Online

2020-04-13T19:10:12+00:00

Sound Innovations Online by Alfred Music provides an online platform for instrumental students of all ages to access practice resources.  SI lesson books are the virtual companion. Within SI Online, there are play-along tracks, masterclasses, supplemental pages, and extra repertoire for students so they can engage with their practicing at home in different ways. Students can access SI Online by entering a product code from their physical book. This site can be accessed via computer, tablet, and mobile device.

Price: Free through Smart Music during COVID-19

Link: Sound Innovations Online

 

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

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

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

A Practical Guide for Recruitment and Retention

2020-04-11T18:15:16+00:00

Elementary and middle school instrumental teachers can use this guide from NAMM to learn about recruitment. This focuses on instrumental music programs while going into great detail about how to communicate with parents and how to bolster retention rates in programs. Additional materials such as interest questionnaires, grading sheets, and exit surveys are included.

Price: Always Free

Link: A Practical Guide for Recruitment and Retention

A Practical Guide for Recruitment and Retention

2020-04-11T18:15:38+00:00

Elementary and middle school instrumental teachers can use this guide from NAMM to learn about recruitment. This focuses on instrumental music programs while going into great detail about how to communicate with parents and how to bolster retention rates in programs. Additional materials such as interest questionnaires, grading sheets, and exit surveys are included.

Price: Always Free

Link: A Practical Guide for Recruitment and Retention

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

 

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

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

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

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

FJH

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

FJH

YouTube Playlist

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

YouTube Playlist

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

tone savvy

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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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

Art and Music

Unit: Music in Relation to Other Art Mediums

2020-04-12T02:20:46+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

Music in Relation to Other Art Mediums

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

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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

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

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:52:08+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

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MusicTheory.net

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

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:52:24+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

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!

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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

Webinar screenshot

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

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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

String Masters screenshot

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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Read Ahead App – Sight-reading for the Modern Musician

2020-04-14T22:13:37+00:00

This is an ideal resource for keyboard or piano teachers looking for online learning resources. This app is designed for building successful sight-reading skills on piano, including different exercises to build skills without the presence of a teacher. The provided lessons and supplemental books work on memory, speed, accuracy, tempo, and continuity.

Price: Free always (Four supplemental books for $14.99 each)

Link: Read Ahead App

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

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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

 

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

 

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Interactive Orchestra

2020-04-15T20:55:05+00:00

This interactive orchestra website allows students to explore the different sections of the ensemble. Students can click through each section to read about the instrument families and complete fill-in-the-blank activities.

Price: Always Free

Link: Interactive Orchestra

 

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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.

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

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

Online Spinner Music Wheel

2020-04-15T00:57:14+00:00

This resource is ideal for elementary and secondary instrumental teachers but would require some modification for use in online/distance instruction. One can use this board game-like spinner to randomly select an option to play a passage a certain way (staccato, quietly, loudly, and more). There is lots of room to modify this for different musical selections and instructional situations.

Price: Always Free

Link: Wheel Decide | The Playing Challenge

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Program Notes Project

2020-04-15T19:08:56+00:00

This resource is suitable for students in performing classes such as chorus, band, or orchestra but can be expanded to a general music class.This project is in the form of a Google Slideshow. It begins with a description of the project for the director followed by a presentation for the students. In this project, students are writing program notes for a piece. This project also works very well as a cross-curricular exercise, as students are practicing writing skills while interacting with the music. This can be downloaded as a PDF or Google Slideshow. Author: Danielle Larrick

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: Click here to access this resource on the F-flat website!

Meme War

Choir Meme War

2020-04-14T19:46:00+00:00

In this easily adaptable activity for all music classes, students make choir memes. This activity works nicely as enrichment and/or extra credit. Students can easily collaborate in Google Classroom and make memes via Google Slides. This activity encourages student creativity and new ways of relating to material covered in choir rehearsal all in a lighthearted way.

Price: Free Always

Link: Choir Meme War

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Name that Tune Solfege Worksheet

2020-04-14T15:16:13+00:00

This worksheet is ideal for students who are studying solfege and also beginning music theory/aural skills. Multiple key signatures are included. Since it is addressed to a classroom, having a version that students could complete via Google Docs/Forms as a quiz would be helpful. If Zoom is an option, the teacher could use breakout rooms to complete the group aspect presented. Likewise, directions for “in class” work need reformatting for online instruction.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Link: NameThatTuneSolfegeWorksheet

Online Spinner Music Wheel

2020-04-15T00:57:21+00:00

This resource is ideal for elementary and secondary instrumental teachers but would require some modification for use in online/distance instruction. One can use this board game-like spinner to randomly select an option to play a passage a certain way (staccato, quietly, loudly, and more). There is lots of room to modify this for different musical selections and instructional situations.

Price: Always Free

Link: Wheel Decide | The Playing Challenge

Composition Project: Melody Recall

2020-04-14T15:06:22+00:00

This introduction to composition is perfect for theory classes, online band and orchestra, and secondary general music! Clear directions on how to compose a basic melody for different instruments are provided. Students need access to notation software and the knowledge to create at least 2 levels of harmony to complete this assignment. This is already formatted for an online class setting. A grading rubric is provided, and teachers would be able to modify this flexible lesson for inclusion in a larger unit. Author: Sarah Gulish

Cost: FREE during COVID-19

Link: COMP-1_-Melody-Recall

Click here to access a google drive file. You must “Make a Copy” first and then you can edit. 

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Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:56:51+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

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Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:54:53+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

Flipgrid homepage

Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:53:51+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

ReadAhead homepage

Read Ahead App – Sight-Reading for the Modern Musician

2020-04-14T14:43:58+00:00

This is an ideal resource for keyboard or piano teachers looking for online learning resources. Students can use this to build successful sight-reading skills on piano without the presence of a teacher. Lessons and books work on memory, speed, accuracy, tempo, and continuity.

Price: Free always (Four supplemental books for $14.99 each)

Link: Read Ahead App

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

A Capella App

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2020-04-14T14:34:04+00:00

This resource is ideal for secondary music teachers looking for a composition medium for online learning. The Acapella App is a great way to have students collaborate and create music together. Students can put together a song with multiple voices either by themselves or with their peers. Note: Students must be 16 years old to create an account and everything students create is public for everyone on the app.

Price: Free Always with Paid Upgrades Available

Link: Acapella App

A Capella App

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2020-04-14T14:35:21+00:00

This resource is ideal for secondary music teachers looking for a composition medium for online learning. The Acapella App is a great way to have students collaborate and create music together. Students can put together a song with multiple voices either by themselves or with their peers. Note: Students must be 16 years old to create an account and everything students create is public for everyone on the app.

Price: Free Always with Paid Upgrades Available

Link: Acapella App

Band Resource Bundle

Band Resource Mega Bundle

2020-04-15T19:09:19+00:00

F-flat author, Meghan Cabral, has offered a ton of flipped classroom materials for band directors looking to engage their students in remote learning. This bundle of materials includes PDF assignments with links to pre-created YouTube videos and TED talks that engage students in active listening and active music making. This is great for elementary and secondary instrumental classrooms.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Click on any of the links below to access the accompanying PDF:

Whole-vs.-Half-Steps

Major-Scales-creation

Enharmonic-Lesson

Flipped-Learning-Resources

TED-talks-sub-plans-a-different-way-to-visualize

ted-talk-on-music-as-a-language

ted-talk-on-how-playing-instrument-benefits-brain

ted-talk-on-earworms

constructive-constraints-TED-ed-sub-plan

Band Resource Bundle

Band Resource Mega Bundle

2020-04-15T19:09:27+00:00

F-flat author, Meghan Cabral, has offered a ton of flipped classroom materials for band directors looking to engage their students in remote learning. This bundle of materials includes PDF assignments with links to pre-created YouTube videos and TED talks that engage students in active listening and active music making. This is great for elementary and secondary instrumental classrooms.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Click on any of the links below to access the accompanying PDF:

Whole-vs.-Half-Steps

Major-Scales-creation

Enharmonic-Lesson

Flipped-Learning-Resources

TED-talks-sub-plans-a-different-way-to-visualize

ted-talk-on-music-as-a-language

ted-talk-on-how-playing-instrument-benefits-brain

ted-talk-on-earworms

constructive-constraints-TED-ed-sub-plan

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Sight Reading Factory

2020-04-14T13:58:33+00:00

Sight Reading Factory is perfect for teachers of ensembles who are looking to assess individual student sight reading. Teachers can customize online sight reading exercises as a practice and assessment tool. The program is compatible with Chrome, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPads and Android tablets, laptops, and desktops.

Price: Free Trial then $35/year plus student account fees

Link: Sight Reading Factory

 

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Sight Reading Factory

2020-04-14T13:57:21+00:00

Sight Reading Factory is perfect for teachers of ensembles who are looking to assess individual student sight reading. Teachers can customize online sight reading exercises as a practice and assessment tool. The program is compatible with Chrome, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPads and Android tablets, laptops, and desktops.

Price: Free Trial then $35/year plus student account fees

Link: Sight Reading Factory

 

Appcompanist

Appcompanist

2020-04-13T21:36:36+00:00

“Appcompanist” is perfect for teachers or students to gain access to thousands of free piano accompaniment tracks. The website provides users with the ability to adjust rubato, accents, and smoothly increase or decrease tempo as the piece plays without affecting piano quality. One can adjust Accompaniment to any key or turn it into a repeated exercise. Create and edit playlists to easily find your “go-to” repertoire and share it with others.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Appcompanist

 

Appcompanist

Appcompanist

2020-04-13T21:36:04+00:00

“Appcompanist” is perfect for teachers or students to gain access to thousands of free piano accompaniment tracks. The website provides users with the ability to adjust rubato, accents, and smoothly increase or decrease tempo as the piece plays without affecting piano quality. One can adjust Accompaniment to any key or turn it into a repeated exercise. Create and edit playlists to easily find your “go-to” repertoire and share it with others.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Appcompanist

 

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

2020-04-15T01:00:10+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

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SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:10:57+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

SmartMusic homescreen

SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:09:33+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

SmartMusic homescreen

SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:10:12+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

2020-04-13T17:57:27+00:00

MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education. It combines learning management software with engaging content and powerful integrated software to help educators monitor student progress, make lesson plans, and create assignments.

Price: Cost Varies (You must request a quote), 50% off through April 30

Link: MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

2020-04-13T17:56:48+00:00

MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education. It combines learning management software with engaging content and powerful integrated software to help educators monitor student progress, make lesson plans, and create assignments.

Price: Cost Varies (You must request a quote), 50% off through April 30

Link: MusicFirst

MusicFirst

Social Media Bingo for Ensembles

2020-04-13T17:35:26+00:00

This resource is best suited for secondary instrumental, but it is easily adaptable for a variety of ages & experience levels. Students complete a variety of music-related social media tasks on the bingo sheet including performing, listening to music, composing, and more. The resource requires students to have a few of the following free social media accounts (Instagram, Tiktok, YouTube, Spotify, email, Noteflight). This resource can be downloaded as a Google Drive file and edited to suit your needs. Author: Sarah Gulish

Price: Free Always

Link: Music-Ensembles-Social-Media-BINGO

 

Click on this link to access a Google doc that you can copy and edit!

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

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Read Ahead App – Sight-reading for the Modern Musician

2020-04-12T20:24:27+00:00

This is an ideal resource for keyboard or piano teachers looking for online learning resources. This app is designed for building successful sight-reading skills on piano, including different exercises to build skills without the presence of a teacher. The provided lessons and supplemental books work on memory, speed, accuracy, tempo, and continuity.

Price: Free always (Four supplemental books for $14.99 each)

Link: Read Ahead App

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

Baroque music

Unit Lesson: If It’s Not Baroque, Don’t Fix It

2020-04-15T00:54:21+00:00

In this unit lesson, advanced music students demonstrate their knowledge of the Baroque period by performing a song. Teachers can assess both the performers and audience members (classmates) on their behavior and character as if they were living in the Baroque Era. The plan provides strategies for both assessment and differentiation. Teachers can easily adapt this lesson for online instruction.

Price: Free always

Link: If It’s Not Baroque, Don’t Fix It

Practice Log

Practice Log

2020-04-15T01:00:01+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

Baroque music

Unit Lesson: If It’s Not Baroque, Don’t Fix It

2020-04-15T00:54:11+00:00

In this unit lesson, advanced music students demonstrate their knowledge of the Baroque period by performing a song. Teachers can assess both the performers and audience members (classmates) on their behavior and character as if they were living in the Baroque Era. The plan provides strategies for both assessment and differentiation. Teachers can easily adapt this lesson for online instruction.

Price: Free always

Link: If It’s Not Baroque, Don’t Fix It

Strategies for Effective Practice Time

2020-04-15T00:59:32+00:00

Ideal for students who may be practicing on their own for the first time, this Google Doc gives tips and techniques on how to practice effectively. 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

Strategies for Effective Practice Time

2020-04-15T00:59:44+00:00

Ideal for students who may be practicing on their own for the first time, this Google Doc gives tips and techniques on how to practice effectively. 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