Resources for MTNA Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic



MTNA understands that music teachers are facing many unique personal and professional challenges during the COVID-19 health crisis. In order to save you time and effort, MTNA has compiled a curated list of some of the best and most helpful resources to support your teaching practice during this unprecedented time. The list will be updated regularly as additional resources become available, so check back frequently for the latest additions. We are continually on the lookout for the best resources, so please contact MTNA at mtnanet@mtna.org to make suggestions for the list. (The resource list is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by MTNA.)


Free Resources from Organizations

American Music Teacher Journal Articles

Tech Connect—Excellence Online by Shana Kirk (April/May 2019)

Online Piano Lessons: A Teacher's Journey into an Emerging 21st Century Virtual Teaching Environment by Pamela Pike (August/September 2015)


MTNA e-Journal Articles

Transition from Traditional to Online Piano Lessons by Diana Dumlavwalla (February 2017)


Americans for the Arts

https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center


Chamber Music America

https://www.chamber-music.org/resources/covid-19


College Music Society

https://www.music.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2968:teaching-music-in-the-age-of-covid-19-a-collaborative-effort-by-cms


The Frances Clark Center

https://www.claviercompanion.com/teaching-in-the-time-of-covid-19


National Association for Music Educaiton

https://nafme.org/my-classroom/virtual-learning-resources-for-music-educators/


NAMM Foundation

https://www.namm.org/covid-19


National Association of Teachers of Singing

https://www.nats.org/cgi/page.cgi/_article.html/Featured_Stories_/NATS_COVID_Resources_Page


National Endowment for the Arts

https://www.arts.gov/covid-19-resources-artists-and-arts-organizations


Piano Street: How to Teach Piano Online

https://www.pianostreet.com/blog/articles/crash-course-how-to-teach-piano-online-10384/


Piano Technician's Guild: Piano Care

https://www.ptg.org/covid-19


The Teaching Professor: COVID-19 Articles

https://www.teachingprofessor.com/category/covid-19/


Yamaha Educator Suite: Resources for Online Teaching

https://www.yamahaeducatorsuite.com/online-teaching


Free Resources from Individuals

Jennifer Foxx (MusicEducatorResources.com)—Easy Online Teaching Setup

https://musiceducatorresources.com/2020/03/18/music-teacher-tip-27-easy-online-teaching-setup/


Gerald Klickstein

https://www.musiciansway.com/downloads/


Rebekah Maxner

https://rebekah.maxner.ca/2020/03/16/online-piano-lesson-ideas-for-beginner-and-elementary-students/


Deborah Rambo Sinn

https://deborahrambosinn.com/2020/03/13/online-instruction/


Wendy Stevens (ComposeCreate.com)—Will online piano lessons really work for my child?

https://composecreate.com/will-online-piano-lessons-really-work-for-my-child/


Hugh Sung

https://hughsung.com/pianos-blog/how-to-teach-online-piano-lessons


Videos

Brandon Bascom—Using Classroom Maestro with Multiple Camera Views

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=516854652309953


15 Tips for Online Piano Lessons (filmed during COVID-19 quarantining) by Josh Wright

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVCGnAQt-N0


NAMM: Teaching and Learning Music Online

https://youtu.be/CSUaMeIyCVc


NAMM: How to’s for Private and Group Lessons

https://youtu.be/RjZxU2BIqlg


Top Music: 5 Quick Tips for Producing Video Piano Lessons Online

https://youtu.be/-fiW-R6hqKU


Facebook Groups

Piano and Instrumental Teachers with Coronavirus Concerns

https://www.facebook.com/groups/240372826982640/


Zoom Group for Piano Teachers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2583269888609453/


Group Piano in the Time of COVID-19

https://www.facebook.com/groups/227637391690556/


Paid Resources


Bradley Sowash

https://bradleysowash.com/piano-lessons/how-to-teach-music-online


MusicEdConnect.com

Live online conference March 28, 2020 plus over 30 on-demand session videos
https://www.musicedconnect.com


RCM Certificate Program Digital Learning Tools

https://www.rcmusic.com/learning/digital-learning


Teach Music Online Course—pay what you can afford!

https://www.teachmusic.online/course


Equipment and Software

Better Practice App

https://betterpracticeapp.com/


Classroom Maestro

https://timewarptech.com/shop/music-software-apps/software/classroom-maestro/


eNovativePiano

Contact info@eNovativePiano.com for complimentary access for a limited time

https://enovativepiano.com/site.php


My Music Staff

https://www.mymusicstaff.com/online-music-lessons-mms


Yousician

https://yousician.com/Teachers


Zoom Video Conferencing Platform

https://zoom.us/


Microphones

Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Condenser USB Microphone

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT2020USB-Cardioid-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B00B5ZX9FM/


Blue Snowball (low cost option)

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Snowball-Condenser-Microphone-Cardioid/dp/B014PYGTUQ/


Rode Podcaster (professional quality)

https://www.amazon.com/Rode-Podcaster-USB-Dynamic-Microphone/dp/B000JM46FY/


Cameras

Zoom Q2N 4K

https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-Q2n-4K-Handy-Video-Recorder/dp/B07K114TFB/


Logitech HD Pro c920 Webcam

https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/hd-pro-webcam-c920