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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 Webinar

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.

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Teaching With Orff supports Music & Movement Educators by providing free lesson plans and teaching tips as well as online workshops and courses designed to bring joy and value to your teaching.

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  1. Debra Degenhardt on March 19, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you so much for posting these!

    • Teaching With Orff on March 19, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      You are welcome! Be safe and be well.

  2. Felisa McCullum on March 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

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

    • Teaching With Orff on March 21, 2020 at 11:35 am

      Felisa – You’re welcome. And that is so true.

  3. James Keldsen on March 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm

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

    • Teaching With Orff on March 21, 2020 at 11:36 am

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

  4. Jill Pierce on March 20, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    this is so helpful. Thank you for sharing!

    • Teaching With Orff on March 21, 2020 at 11:37 am

      Jill – you are so welcome!

  5. Dale Poling on March 20, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    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 on March 21, 2020 at 11:34 am

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

  6. Kerry Lambert on March 26, 2020 at 9:47 am

    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~

    • Teaching With Orff on April 6, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      Beautifully said Kerry!

  7. Meghan on April 1, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you so much for these helpful resources. Hope everyone is well.

    • Teaching With Orff on April 6, 2020 at 9:49 pm

      Meghan – you are welcome. Be well and take care of you!

  8. Irene Pelech on April 6, 2020 at 6:43 pm

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

    • Teaching With Orff on April 6, 2020 at 9:49 pm

      Irene – you are welcome. Be well and take care of you!

  9. Ash Bisdee on April 16, 2020 at 9:12 pm

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

    • Teaching With Orff on April 17, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      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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