The Music Doesn’t Have to Stop

May 7, 2020

Just because students are home right now doesn’t mean the music has to stop. Save The Music is sharing high-quality educational resources, perfect for music educators focused on remote learning.

Remote Teaching and Learning

These websites and free online platforms are specially tailored for long-distance education and engagement.

Midnight Music is a friendly and easy-to-use professional development website that helps music teachers use technology to foster creativity, increase productivity and enhance learning outcomes.

Make sight-reading easy, effective and fun with Sight Reading Factory, a cloud-based service. Customize and generate sight-reading examples for any instrument on demand and share with students to practice, practice, practice.

BandLab for Education is an easy-to-use, free cloud-based platform where teachers and students can collaborate to assign and fulfill coursework in an online classroom space. The platform features an online music studio and virtual instruments to help students create their own music.

Online Resources

Save The Music also offers access to free lesson plans, music-making ideas, online courses and professional development opportunities for teachers.

Available via 8Notes are a wide variety of sheet music and classroom lessons with accompanying audio tracks for all ages.

The Monster Musician is an interactive music game that targets and builds the skills necessary for successful music reading through an easy-to-use app.

Programs from Carnegie Hall include lesson plans, teaching videos, and full concert videos for teachers and K-5 students that focus on music from around the world and introduce the symphony orchestra to young learners.

Virtual Concerts and Tours

Cultural institutions around the world have opened their doors for performances and tours to be accessed free in your home.

Live from Orchestra Hall, visit Detroit Symphony Orchestra‘s home for live performances, hundreds of on-demand works available anytime and more!

The Social Distancing Festival is an online artists community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing. Live stream performances and free archived recordings of diverse music, visual arts, dance, and theater.

The United States Army Field Band will play live daily online performances on their YouTube channel. Concerts include the Concert Band, Soldiers’ Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors and Six-String Soldiers.

To see all the available resources to help keep the music going, visit Save The Music.

Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Teach & Travel.