Distance Learning Resources for Music Educators

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Distance Learning Resources for Music Educators

Many of you are now navigating uncharted waters as you prepare to teach your young music students online rather than in your classroom. We are so inspired by how so many in our community have stepped up to offer love and support and information. We’ll keep adding their contributions to our list*.

“I’ve found that no matter what life throws at me, music softens the blow.” – Bryce W. Anderson

Free Webinars

Orff Online: How to Support Active Music Making from a Distance with Charissa Duncanson and BethAnn Hepburn

Orff Online: Planning for Distance Learning in a School District with Roger Sams and educators from the Rockwood School District

Self Care

Tuesdays with TWO (Teaching With Orff) by Roger Sams and Michelle Marie

Self Care Tips for Quarantined Music Teachers by Crystal Pridmore and Zoe Kumagai

Distance Learning

Distance Learning Lessons with Mr. S by Matthew Stensrud (weekly Orff lessons)

Teaching With Technology by Amy Burns

Remote and E-Learning Activities by Aimee Curtis Pfitzner

Teaching Music Remotely by Sing to Kids

Ideas for Teaching Music Remotely by Karen Stafford

Music Teacher Resources for School Closures by Elizabeth Caldwell

Bridging the Gap: Teaching and Learning Music Online by NAfME and NAMM

Teaching Without Contact by American Orff-Schulwerk Assocation, Reverberations

MusicplayOnline – free student login now available


Purposeful Pathways PowerPoint Tutorial by Beth Ann Hepburn

5 Tips for your Virtual Music Lessons by Crystal Pridmore

5 Tech Tools You Should Consider by Midnight Music

Creating Virtual Music Classroom Content – A Quick Start Guide by Crystal Pridmore

Facebook Groups

Music Educators Creating Online Learning

E-Learning in Music Education

American Orff-Schulwerk Association Discussion Group

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*Inclusion on this list does not represent endorsement.


Teaching With Orff

Teaching With Orff supports Music & Movement Educators to develop the highest and best expression of themselves as artists, as teachers, as humans.


Felisa McCullum

Thank you for your support! Truly “music is a gift that is meant to be shared”, especially during these uncertain times.

James Keldsen

I thought I saw on here an philharmonic virtual tour. Cannot seem to find it now. Was I dreaming?

Teaching With Orff

James – it wasn’t on our list, but if you find it – please share!

Dale Poling

Checking with you to see if I may have permission to share the links to distance learning resources you have provided with my music list of over 500 + music and art teachers in the Greater Cincinnati / Dayton / N. Kentucky area.

Teaching With Orff

Dale – of course! Please share this post with anyone who can benefit. We’re all in this together!

Kerry Lambert

During all of this Covid19 Distance Learning, the common thread is definitely the music we create and share. Thank you for being our resource an support through this. Blessed not stressed~

Irene Pelech

Thank you so much for the resources. So helpful.
Be well and be safe. Take care!

Ash Bisdee

Are you happy for me to share this page with our Orff music educators in Western Australia too?
Thank you

Teaching With Orff

Hi Ash – You are always welcome to share our content with fellow Orff music educators. Be well and take care of you!


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