The Alberta Band Association is working on compiling resources to help you teach music and work with students in an online setting. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you have found something that works for you, please let us know and we'll help spread the word.
- For schools impacted by COVID-19 closures who do not already have a SmartMusic subscription, they are offering free access through June 30, 2020. Please contact smartmusic directly.
- Play Along with Brian Balmages and Virtual Conductor/Smart Music
- Distance learning made easy with Tradition of Excellence
- Use online tools available with other band methods, like Essential Elements Interactive, and Sound Innovations.
- Sight Reading Factory
- The Virtual Education Series
- Fun and enriching online clinics for music teachers and their students. Produced in partnership with the International Music Education Summit, the weekly sessions are presented by highly regarded professionals and address a variety of music education topics. The clinics can be seen “live” every Thursday at 2 p.m. EST between March 26 and April 30. Archived clinics will also be available for viewing or revisiting at the viewer’s convenience after their initial airing."
- Composed - watch for free!!
- Through the lens of professional classical musicians, Composed explores the many ways we experience and can address performance anxiety. Faced with the judgment of peers, audience, conductors, and worst of all themselves, these musicians spend years trying to understand and overcome the physical and mental manifestations of their anxiety. Through their stories, we learn valuable lessons learned over a lifetime of professional performance; and we find that we are not alone in our quest to overcome the fear of failure and embarrassment. For anyone wanting to feel strength over fear and compassion over judgment, or simply seeking a closer look at anxiety and what makes us tick, Composed opens the door to a world of high stakes, high pressure, and peak performing.
- Berlin Philharmonic - free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall
- The Guardian has created a Lockdown Listening List
- Internet Music Theory Database
- Good Ear
- Practice Sight Reading
- Breezin' Thru Theory