Online Teaching for Instrumental Music

In this document we, as representatives of the Kansas Bandmasters Association, have listed several resources for instrumental music teachers to use during this COVID-19 crisis as online platforms come available. The tables found in this document are credited to Elisa Janson Jones from the Facebook Group: Music Educators Creating Online Learning. If you would like to add to this list, please comment or send an email to: socialmedia@kansasbandmasters.com 

For more information like in this document, check out the following links to other great resources!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B_2jw_eVtSRgrTTJy_ZVn_D2ZqDOVNfee26aPusXiu0/preview 

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15106pnk5ZIS2Idg10Ob5lHO5r-KbzG4M/view 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10KTYyS4bTpaWWNY4jUqTEzwMcP8FflU38Rj_oeJLcE0/mobilepresent?slide=id.p 

https://thenoisyroomdownthehall.blogspot.com/2015/12/ideas-for-google-classroom-in-band.html?m=1 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bf9_IJPkt5VMKflkWIfnLW9OISjsFwva-W2sAYXdSFY/mobilebasic 

https://musiceducationsummit.org/

http://bandworld.org/magazine/index.php/navigating-the-online-music-education-experience/ 

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1iH9Wh80p8JqXT5GN7_skoLtmgT0rZPCNYcysCkYOwW8/mobilebasic 

https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1rXtnmrO9IAZ2GhVxX3j3o_gMiYrw4_tt?usp=sharing 

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1WqEoVWVISbV0DBNnlCW3bR3_4A3WypnuaAP_7zzCP2c/mobilebasic 

https://www.smartmusic.com/blog/preparing-to-teach-music-remotely-utilizing-smartmusic-and-other-resources/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=daily_post&utm_content=blog_preparing_teach_remotely 

https://cornerstoneconfessions.com/2012/08/the-ultimate-list-of-online-music.html 

https://www.operadeparis.fr/ 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yQkpa7yVXRVXNNtchiS7_unIXgv5crvGiLMYlF7yYXA/edit?usp=sharing 

Facebook Groups

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Higher Ed Music Lessons in the Time of COVID-19

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Kansas Bandmasters Association

Notation Tools

NAME

LINK

FEATURES

PRICING

Noteflight

https://www.noteflight.com/learn 

https://www.noteflight.com/request_learn_demo 

Create, record, collaborate, assess and share music with students on any device.

Integrates with Google Classroom, moodle, canvas, blackboard,etc.

Free through the end of year, unlimited users!

$69/year (includes 10 users) $2/each additional user

Musescore

https://musescore.com/ 

Open source for creation and downloading of music created by others

Free

Flat.io

https://flat.io/ 

Collaborative, Integrates with Google Classroom

$75 for teacher + 50 users (free trial)

Digital Audio Workstations

NAME

LINK

FEATURES

PRICING

Bandlab

https://edu.bandlab.com/

Soundtrap

https://www.soundtrap.com/edu/

Connects with Google Classroom very well

Free

Google Chrome Music Lab

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/

So many features!

free

Video Tools

NAME

LINK

FEATURES

PRICING

Flipgrid

https://info.flipgrid.com/

Teachers can create assignments, and record themselves giving examples.  Students can record themselves singing, playing, etc.  Teachers can either keep the videos hidden, or shared between students, who can comment.

Free

Zoom

https://zoom.us/

Gallery view - allows you to see everyone at the same time, option to call in from phone if student does not have internet but does have a phone line

Free unlimited minute basic accounts for educators

PlayPosit

https://go.playposit.com/

Add videos from Youtube with questions along the way (students cannot fast forward/skip)

Free for first 100 attempts per month

Loom

https://www.loom.com/share/ec106072182b432787dcb3d7a42150cf?fbclid=IwAR1h46q0ykB5wJkQzlkWCb-B5VX5p7xVKJ91TRm8j1gN0gsdon31MsRWuz8

WeVideo

http://wevideo.com 

Cloud-based video editing software for educators and students- there is a free version and a paid version in which you can set up classrooms (integrates with google classroom and other LMS)

Free for a watermarked version

Practice Tools

NAME

LINK

FEATURES

PRICING

Solfeg.io

https://web.solfeg.io/login

Allows students to practice music at home or at school

Free trial available

Yousician

https://yousician.com/schools

“Gamified” music education with lessons and challenges for a variety of instruments and levels. This can be used as an App across varying devices.

Free trial available and education options

Online Content and Teaching Resources

NAME

LINK

FEATURES

PRICING

Quaver

https://www.quavermusic.com/info/

SmartMusic

https://smartmusic.com/

Automatic pitch and rhythm assessment on thousands of ensemble pieces, solos, and more than 100 method books (includes voice, guitar, recorder, band, orchestra), Suzuki materials, and rhythm exercises. All this music comes with accompaniment tracks and can be practiced with built-in metronome, tuner, and looping functions. Fully customizable sight reading exercises can be generated for students. Full assignment loop with gradebook, custom rubrics, difficulty settings, and standards. Teachers can also upload music via any MusicXML file and share it with students. Works on Chromebooks, laptops, iPads.

Free if your school is affected by COVID-related closures - contact SmartMusic directly.

EdPuzzle

https://edpuzzle.com/is?fbclid=IwAR1J4hdHtFF5ZCnOUgEVn37TbjXfvfNZQQe1JulNR5mHp1vVcxBVUKLpaxk 

Customizable video lesson planning

Sight Reading Factory

https://mailchi.mp/sightreadingfactory/freestudentaccountsforcovid19closedschools?fbclid=IwAR110NH_eqU8CVy0qsRzVeG0FEjozEhpeS1k2zKJZKqHKsLfAMlMn9HKADw

Automated sight reading exercise for each instrument. Assessment tools for sight reading success available.

Free for the duration of crisis

Music Play online

http://www.musicplayonline.com/?fbclid=IwAR359AiCR_y5W0j2rdVoVqJOg1Biz-FqBEE8zn2nOUmpyUGcggpZ2fxKWJQ 

Has begun to create e-learn lesson plans that students and families can follow at home.

Free for 30 days, $150 per year afterward

teoria.com

https://www.teoria.com/

Aural Skills and theory exercises - especially useful for drilling intervals, music fundamentals, rhythm/melody dictation.

free

Ensemble Essentials

https://ensembleessentialsresource.weebly.com/ 

History, Theory, Listening and Terms for Young Musicians

Musictheory.net

https://www.musictheory.net/

Lessons on written theory, quizzes that can be modified for various learning levels.

Free

Breezin’ Thru

https://breezinthrutheory.com/

Lesson on music theory and composition. Games included.

Free Subscription Pending

uTheory

https://blog.utheory.com/free-access-for-covid-19-affected-schools-dc5cb797395a 

lessons for music theory that are customizable for each class.

Free during outbreak

Educreations

https://www.educreations.com/

Interactive white board style app. Used it to create counting and theory lessons to augment my classroom lecture.

Free premium through May 1st

Learning Management Systems and Packs

NAME

LINK

FEATURES

PRICING

Music First

https://www.musicfirst.com/

Includes 9 software titles: Sight Reading Factory, Noteflight, Soundtrap, PracticeFirst, Auralia, Musition, Focus on Sound, O-Generator & Soundation and extensive teaching content (courses, lesson plans, tasks and assessments)

Free access whilst schools are closed, for teachers & students

SmartMusic

https://smartmusic.com/

Automatic pitch and rhythm assessment on thousands of ensemble pieces, solos, and more than 100 method books (includes voice, guitar, recorder, band, orchestra), Suzuki materials, and rhythm exercises. All this music comes with accompaniment tracks and can be practiced with built-in metronome, tuner, and looping functions. Fully customizable sight reading exercises can be generated for students. Full assignment loop with gradebook, custom rubrics, difficulty settings, and standards. Teachers can also upload music via any MusicXML file and share it with students. Works on Chromebooks, laptops, iPads.

Free if your school is affected by COVID-related closures - contact SmartMusic directly.


Games

NAME

LINK

FEATURES

PRICING

Name That Note

https://www.teachingfiles.co.uk/namethatnote2.htm

-Treble/Bass Clef Timed Practice

-Various levels of difficulty

-Great for grades 3-6

Free

Staff Wars

http://www.themusicinteractive.com/downloads.html

Treble, Alto, Tenor and Bass Clef note reading “arcade” style game.
Range is adjustable based on student knowledge.

Two versions: notes can be typed or Staff Wars LIVE allows students to play the note on their instrument in real time

Free

Kahoot

https://kahoot.com/

Online game style platform for customizable quizzes.

Free Premium for the duration of crisis