Music Online Opportunities
Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Online Teaching Opportunities page for music! I have provided several online resources you can access through both my website and other additional sources - youtube, websites, ... I hope you utilize these resources in the coming weeks as we do our best to work through this challenging time. There is such a wealth of opportunities for musicians out there and I will continue to provide as many resources as I can for students to be successful and keep their musical creativity active. Currently, I have provided several categories of musical exploration you and your student may find fascinating and would like to explore more in depth. These categories include - Guitar, Band, Percussion, Music Theory, Music History, & Additional Outreach Opportunities. I would eventually like to explore ways for students to have opportunities for virtual lessons with me on their electronic devices - however I am still exploring the best avenue to accomplish this! I am definitely open to suggestions. I would love to hear from you and see how students are continuing to pursue music during this time! Ideally, please email me at least once a week on what you're working on if possible and submit anything you can! I'd love to hear from you and continue to support you as an educator and fellow musician during this time! I'll make sure to continue updating you on my progress as well!
Champion Mindset Focus Quote: "The More Concerned We Become Over The Things We Can't Control, The Less We Will Do With The Things We Can Control."
Here are some resources regarding guitar instruction. I use the book Hal Leonard Book 1 for Acoustic Guitar. You can also view them online if you search. Go to De No music or you can buy it off of Amazon. There is an option to get all 3 books in 1 as well.
I've also included youtube links with a book resource - attached below. Youtube is always a great resource as well to look up guitar tutorials and covers of songs you want to learn! I encourage you to explore your creativity!
BAND - INSTRUMENTAL
Each have provided several resources both on this page and on other parts of my website to explore to keep your playing chops going strong!
1. SMART MUSIC - Add to the class with the code below and start submitting assignments! I will have them ready starting next week :) Go to Smartmusic.com - join the correct class below & start exploring! Hundred of pieces, warm ups, and other exercises to play along with recordings too!
6th Grade: 4FMDN-KCX3E
7th Grade: 4YH2X-C2FPU
8th Grade: K2GKA-Q6PGU
2. Band Karate!
Under forms and documents tab - visit which band karate makes sense for you or your student - either 6th grade or CB/WE & Percussion or Winds. You need your method book 1 or 2 we've been using in class and scale sheet - all provided on this website under the different tabs. Each book should come with a CD as an additional resource as well. If they are not located on the forms/documents tab - it will be on the resources tab. Submit via email or seesaw would be best. The belts should be submitted in order. I updated the links if you or your student has not downloaded it yet. Also, if you need instructions to download seesaw-it is provided in the band syllabus on this website. Email me for any questions. This is a great way for students to continue challenging themselves in their musical skills and sight reading.
2. Concert Music Practice
Currently the Concerts and events we've been preparing for are on hold, but our hope is to get back to school and still put on a performance at the end of the year. Students can listen and play along with their concert music on this website under the Listenings tab. However, they can also look up music directly off of Youtube & Stantons.com
Either way - I'd love to hear from students and still see they've been practicing! Get a book of disney songs to play through or broadway music - anything that sparks their interest! If they'd like more advanced musical opportunities and technique exercises please let me know and I can scan/send or at least recommend some additional sources. We all began playing music because we wanted to enjoy it and learn something new! Never forget that :)
I have provided an entire curriculum taking students through the world of percussion instruments with youtube videos/links, test questions, and power points. I'd love to have students explore the world of percussion - especially if they've been interested in it, but haven't had time to try it! Unit 1 is music theory - which I will provide under the theory info below. Once a unit is finished - please send the questions filled out through email and I will send back the answer key for students to check their answers!
Unit 2: Mallets
UNIT 3: Timpani
UNIT 4: Snare Drum
UNIT 5: Concert Percussion
UNIT 6 - Drumset
UNIT 7 - Marching Percussion
I have additional resources and handouts I can email to your student if they'd like additional theory practice - however one of the best places to work on music theory is the website below! If students are interested in composing their own music - they can either order their own sheet music on amazon or from De - No music. They can also download a free computer program online called Musescore. Students use this program to compose or arrange music. This is what I have primarily used for creating music for students. Happy exploring:
I have provided an attachment for both composers and instrument history information and videos. Send me anything you find using 3 - 5 resources and make it creative if you wish! Create a ppt and presentation with a 2-3 paragraph write up! I will also provide two listenings for the week and you may write a reflection about it - you can use the questions on the forms and documents page of the website from the performance review.
Listening #1: Sunday Best
Listening #2 - Upside Down
Additional Music Resources
I have provided several attachments of additional ideas and websites you can explore. I look forward to hearing what you discover! Also, I would love if 8th graders would continue working on their projects for the end of the year! It is on the forms/documents tab for further details.
Meditation Music - Relaxation :)