Many of us are experiencing what it is like to be the student as we learn how to teach remotely. Here are a variety of resources that can help with distance learning for band!
#PorchConcert #MusicConnectsUs – Our response to this challenging time
Band Practice at Home: How to Involve Parents for Student Success
Note Name on-line game and Note Name Generator
Duct Tape Marimba for percussionist that don’t have an instrument at home
Professional Development Tracker for those of you who must track hours
What is Google Classroom for those of you just starting with GC
A Letter to My Band Students on What Should Have Been Our Contest Day
FREE Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers
8 Ways Parents Can Help their Music Student at Home – pdf flier to email or post for parents
Notes & Rests Boom Cards – Try out BOOM learning for free with this basic rhythm set
Goal Setting Template – EDITABLE – to use for yourself or your students
Editable Practice BINGO (winter themed for those of you still having cold weather)
Poster Pack if you need some new decorations for your home classroom/office
End-of-Year Band Program Reflection & Band Evaluation
Distance Learning for Band on Teachers Pay Teachers
BOOM Cards Music Theory Basics Bundle – ‘Video game’ style interactive review – just share a code in your Google Classroom or by email
Distance Learning Practice Challenges – Variety of 8 practice log styles
The Embouchure Project– hundreds of slides of embouchure faces, student handouts, quizzes, director tips, solutions to common problems & more!
Tunes with a Twist – 4 different collections of unison tunes for all instruments in multiple keys. Books can be emailed to students for extra practice material for the end of year/summer. Traditional, Patriotic, Holiday & Classical
More Practice Logs – Seasonal/ Themed and editable
Music Theory Curriculum – printable/non-tech option
Parts of the Instrument BOOM Cards– Interactive quizzes that are self-checking & online based. *Look for the bundle for FULL BAND to be posted soon!*
Rhythm Ear Training BOOM Cards – ‘Video game’ style – this set allows students to practice rhythmic ear training by sharing the code!
Melody Ear Training BOOM Cards – Video game’ style – this set allows students to practice melodic ear training by sharing the code!
Note Name Snippits tons of printable note name practice for treble & bass clef
Band Awards – these can be printed and mailed or sent by email
Spring Rhythm Worksheets for Elementary Beginners
Virtual Director Exchange by Encore Tours can be found HERE (interviews and link to free resources).
Smart Music has lots of trainings available HERE.
Jupiter & XO Trombone artist, Harry Watters offered live brass weekday warmups during quarantine. You can view them HERE.
Vandoren artist, Jenny Maclay has an article on Tips for Maximizing Remote Instruction.
Past articles about favorite music ed resources can be found Here and Here.
Follow Band Directors Talk Shop on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Teachers Pay Teachers. And now on YOUTUBE also!
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