Music Teaching ideas for Distant Learning during Coronavirus Outbreak
The coronavirus is teaching us to slow down and reflect. This is an opportunity to simplify things and practice patience. We have to speak slowly and give children time to process what we say, and since we will not get to do as many group playing activities as we are used to I am proposing we include more of a listen/create/and respond type of content. I'm excited to work with a different set of skills that we usually don't have time for in our busy playing and rehearsing schedules!
Most of these I've done as an orchestra teacher, as a Suzuki teacher, or in the Orff music classroom. Please read and use the ones that work for your situation or ensemble. Most of them can be made as complex or as easy as needed. I would not use the music literacy games for PreK or Kinder age kids, and the Music Theory activities are meant for the Middle School and High School kids. I've tried to organize them in order of complexity but forgive me if some are mixed. Hopefully you will quickly see which ones apply to your ensemble, method, or age group.
Thank you for collaborating with one another and for valuing our creative teaching community. Be patient with yourself and everyone else, and please do not hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any feedback or questions,