Music Teaching ideas for Distant Learning during Coronavirus Outbreak
Valencia, Spain April 2020
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 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've tried to organize them in order of complexity.
Online teaching is very different from what we were used to, but we will figure it out! Cecilia