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Elementary Music Resources for Remote Learning

My Favorite Resources for Remote Music Learning

distance learning music class resources technology Jul 21, 2020


      As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes all too real, many of us are transitioning to teaching remotely. This offers a serious challenge to all educators, especially music teachers. 

      While this is by no means an exhaustive list, here is a list of some of the resources that I am using in my new online "classroom."

1. Chrome Music Lab

      I don't think it's a surprise to anyone that this is going to be at the top of my list for allowing students to explore music technology in my classroom and at home.

      I've been using the updated version of my Chrome Music Lab Task Cards to guide my students' exploration. These cards have a link that take students to the experiment they need to complete each of the tasks.

2. Treble Clef & Bass Clef Worksheets

      These free worksheet allows students to label the lines and spaces on the treble staff, and also create their own mnemonic device for the order of the lines and spaces!
My students always make me laugh with all of the different phrases they come up with to help them remember the order of the notes on the staff.

3. Composer Worksheets

      These reading selections are great for having your students learn about some of the great composers. Each worksheet has a set of questions to help guide the reading and comprehension of the reader.


4. Dice Composition

      Dice Composition is an awesome way to have students create their own rhythmic compositions.

Students roll dice to decide what rhythms to create their own eight measure compositions. 
This set contains three worksheets of varying levels.

  • Ta, Ti-Ti, Quarter Rest

  • Ta, Ti-Ti, Tika-Tika, Ti-Tika, Tika-Ti

  • Ti-Ti, Tika-Tika, Ti-Tika, Tika-Ti, Ta-a, Syncopa

5. Musicplay Online

      Musicplay Online is an amazing online resource for music education. This site is the creation of the amazing Denise Gagné.

      What's even better is that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, students can log in for free through July. To log in, use username "snow" and password "2020."

Terms of Use update: If you are using any of my products for distance learning, I am extending my TOU to allow you to share this resource digitally with your students. All I ask is that you purchase an additional license if you are sharing anything with other teachers.


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