Resources for Teachers and Musicians
NSBA Teacher Share
Resources for teachers and other musicians
New flex band material has been added to the
Book Bureau, September 2020
and are available for purchase.
Question and Answers with Ardith Haley
Updates to the Information Provided in the Music Education P-12 Guidance Document
Note: These responses (and others) have been added to the Frequently Asked Questions document in the Google Classroom linked in the Guidance Document.
- Humming by students and teachers is permitted
- Teachers, masked and distanced, may sing. Students may speak the words and/or hum the melody.Follow-up to the Thursday, Aug. 27 Zoom Meeting
- Thank you to Serena for sending a list of new, flexible band arrangement titles introduced by Tricia Howe at a Long and McQuade virtual information session.
- I plan to submit these titles to be listed on the Authorized Learning Resources list on Monday morning.
- I don’t know how long it will take to get them processed, but hopefully soon!
- There was a question from GP Beaton regarding conflicting information between guidance documents
- The guidance we are following is found in the COVID-19 Guidance for Musicians (Vocalists and Instrumentalists) and the Music Education P-12 document
- The information GP referenced is found in an extended document developed by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and designed for organizations, performance venues, live theaters, event organizers, faith-based gatherings, cinemas and drive-in events: COVID-19 Prevention Guide for Event Organizers, Theaters and Performance Venues.
Arts Education Consultant
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
English Program Services
The Midnight Music Community is your solution for online music tech professional development, lesson plans, personalized support and hand-holding (if you want it!).
Inside the Community are 12 online courses which cover specific technology topics such as iPads, GarageBand, Mixcraft, Sibelius, Music Tech For Beginners, Audacity and more. Unlike most other online music software or technology courses, they have been designed specifically for music teachers. Most of the courses are centred around student-based projects – step-by-step adaptable projects that teach you and the students software skills “accidentally” along the way.
Online Instrument Recording Websites
Students are having a lot of success using the Acapella app playing
duets with themselves. Acapella provides singers and musicians an easy way to create amazing videos.
Create, collaborate and sync across platforms, all with unlimited cloud storage.
Learners pause and flip their camera while recording, add uploaded photos and videos, trim unlimited clips and include a whiteboard, video styles, text, emoji, inking and more to superpower their stories!
A web-based suite of music education tools that
support efficient practice, helping musicians to develop and grow.
and Accompanying Performance Videos for Flexible Instrumentation
Music Theory and Composition
Band Directors Talk Shop
It is a collaborative effort of band directors, former band directors, private lesson teachers and fine arts administrators. Learn.
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
Create, compose, collaborate, play, and print your sheet music using the world’s most simple and intuitive web-based music writing and composition software.
Incredibox is a music app that lets you create your own music with the help of a merry crew of beatboxers.
Compose, record, assess, and share music with students on any device.
As a subscriber to ToneSavvy.com you can manage your student list, give out carefully tailored assignments, and check your students’ scores, all online.
Music Organizations and Partners
Nova Scotia Band Association and OMEA Pot Luck Resource Group
Music Mentors International Resources
Building strong music programs together through
Artistry, Philosophy, Psychology and Pedagogy
Saskatchewan Band Association
We have wonderful Band clinicians contributing outstanding videos to help keep all band musicians inspired and practicing while social distancing. Access to the video series is FREE. Help us keep you in the loop as new online opportunities emerge – SIGN UP today. You will receive your personal access link as soon as you sign up.
Steve’s Music Room
If you’ve been looking for great, new, and fresh ideas for your learners?
You are a completely new teacher and have no idea what you are doing?
Live with Carnegie Hall will be available through Facebook and Instagram. Episodes will also be available on demand at carnegiehall.org/live after each live stream.
Symphony Nova Scotia
Over the past few months, we’ve been intensively exploring our options for the upcoming 2020/21 season, and today we want to share an update with you. In accordance with the latest advice from the Nova Scotia health authorities, we are announcing a reimagined, flexible 2020/21 concert season.
This means a focus on online activity, education and outreach, and (if and when restrictions allow) locally oriented, smaller-scale live events in venues that enable safe social distancing for our valued supporters, musicians, and friends.
Music for Ensembles
Daily Routine for Band
This one page practice routine is for band students to concentrate on basics and to encourage excellent technique. Play from the beginning very slowly. Once you are able to play the entire page expand your range by playing other scales and vary the rhythms to make it more challenging. Note: always start at the top and concentrate on perfect execution to build a solid foundation.
Fraser Linklater Resources
Manitoba Band Association
Dr. Linklater has worked on creating the following resources below for Band Directors over time as a set of useful tools for band development. He has graciously donated them to the MBA to host in this on-line format, so they can be easy to access, simple to use & download, and in the hopes you might explore them all over time.
Do you have a small band with varying instrumentation?
Harknett Music is pleased to provide you with a quick and hassle-free choice for you to browse and purchase Hal Leonard’s huge library of accurate and artist-approved arrangements through SheetMusicDirect.
Wind Repertory Project
The Wind Repertory Project (WindRep) is pleased to announce its list of ALL known and currently available adaptable (or flex) compositions for band. A total of 598 works are documented as of today, with more probable.
The full 600-work list, in alphabetical order, is here: https://www.windrep.org/Category:Adaptable