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 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

Chamber Music America

College Music Society

The Frances Clark Center

National Association for Music Educaiton

NAMM Foundation

National Association of Teachers of Singing

National Endowment for the Arts

Piano Street: How to Teach Piano Online

Piano Technician's Guild: Piano Care

The Teaching Professor: COVID-19 Articles

Yamaha Educator Suite: Resources for Online Teaching

Free Resources from Individuals

Teach Music Online Podcast

Jennifer Foxx (—Easy Online Teaching Setup

Gerald Klickstein

Rebekah Maxner

Deborah Rambo Sinn

Wendy Stevens (—Will online piano lessons really work for my child?

Hugh Sung


Brandon Bascom—Using Classroom Maestro with Multiple Camera Views

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

NAMM: Teaching and Learning Music Online

NAMM: How to’s for Private and Group Lessons

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

Facebook Groups

Piano and Instrumental Teachers with Coronavirus Concerns

Zoom Group for Piano Teachers

Group Piano in the Time of COVID-19

Teach Music Online Facebook Group

Paid Resources

Bradley Sowash

Live online conference March 28, 2020 plus over 30 on-demand session videos

RCM Certificate Program Digital Learning Tools

Teach Music Online Membership for training and certification

Equipment and Software

Better Practice App


Contact for complimentary access for a limited time

Rock Out Loud Live Video Lesson Platform

My Music Staff

TimeWarp Technologies

– Classroom Maestro

– Internet MIDI

– SuperScore


Zoom Video Conferencing Platform


Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Condenser USB Microphone

Blue Snowball (low cost option)

Rode Podcaster (professional quality)


Zoom Q2N 4K

Logitech HD Pro c920 Webcam