Distance Learning Spring 2020
Distance Learning Teacher Virtual Office Hours / Master Classes
Distance Learning Teacher Intro Videos
Distance Learning Play-Along Audio Tracks
Distance Learning Beginner Band Worksheet Videos
Distance Learning Beginner Band Class Session Videos
Distance Learning Beginner Band Song Tutorials
Distance Learning Concert Band Class Session Videos
Distance Learning Concert Band Song Tutorials Videos
Distance Learning Drumline and Rhythm Worksheet Videos
Distance Learning Choir/Vocal Music Band Videos
Distance Learning Recorder Videos
Distance Learning Orchestra Videos
Distance Learning Theory Class Videos
Distance Learning Middle School General Music Class Videos
Distance Learning Elementary Music and Movement and General Music Class Videos
We want to personally extend our thoughts and prayers to our students and their families. We hope that you remain safe and healthy. If there is anything we can do to help you, please do not hesitate to ask.
As most of your campuses transition to Distance Learning, E-Learning, or at the very least a new way to educate, we want to reassure you that your students will continue to receive instrumental music, vocal music, and general music instruction from the Music Learning instructors they are used to seeing on a daily or weekly basis.
- Music Learning Teachers are actively teaching and providing educational opportunities for students immediately.
- Our Instrumental Music, Choir, and General Music Education Classes will “transition to temporarily distance learning” so that our students can and will continue to receive music education in this time away from school. Our classes and programs are not cancelled or postponed – they are just occurring in a different environment.
- Music Learning Teachers will adapt and integrate with your school’s plans.
- This situation will continue to evolve and improve as we navigate this new learning environment together. The connection our teachers have with our students and families is important. Our goal is to provide as much personal experience with appropriate student/teacher interaction as possible. We will augment that personal experience with additional technology, but with the foundation of meaningful teacher/student instruction and interaction
- Our Distance Learning Program includes:
- Pre-Recorded Video Lessons. Many videos will require a brief quiz or answer sheet to provide “proof of attendance”.
- Digital “Office Hours”: Teachers will be available for video chat and direct e-mail correspondence at specific and reasonable hours each week. Teachers are available by e-mail during regular school hours.
- Scheduled Virtual Group Lessons: The nature of a band, choir, or music class makes group messaging platforms like Google Hangout, Zoom, and other programs difficult to navigate. At this time our answer to that challenge is to schedule YouTube Live and FaceBook classes.This schedule will be posted soon.
- Augmented Teaching With Technology: We are sharing age-appropriate apps, websites, and subscriptions for our students and parents.
We are training our staff in new Safe Environment Guidelines regarding video learning. These include appropriate dress code, environment, and hours. We are also asking families and parents to help us in this regard.
When students participate in a video chat and send in a video recording, we ask the following:
- A parent or responsible adult be within earshot of the conversation.
- The student is dressed appropriately for school. This does not need to be a uniform, but should be appropriate for “free dress” or “sprit days”.
- Digital Office Hours will only be available during traditional school hours.
- Videos should only be sent by adults and/or through official “@musiclearningband.com” or school issued email addresses.
- Students should have an identified, stationary, specific place for learning. Students should not be mobile – traveling throughout their homes during the video interaction.
As much as possible, we want to present an opportunity for students of all levels to enjoy and progress in music. This includes creating a consistent learning plan with familiar teachers, materials, and lessons in what will be a very new environment. We want to establish a new normalcy that creates a sense of routine for both our teachers and their students.