Teaching Music Online: A Comprehensive Guide for K-12 Music Educators

$25.00

(26 customer reviews)

by Michelle Rose

( 82 pages + dozens of downloadable files)

This is an eBook for digital download. 

When Michelle Rose first started teaching music online, she felt like she went straight back to her first year of teaching and there wasn’t much guidance available for K-12 music educators, especially in regards to performance ensembles. Teaching Music Online: A Comprehensive Guide for K-12 Music Educators is full of everything Michelle learned during her experience of teaching music at a full time virtual school. Her book is a balance of practical advice, innovative teaching strategies, and educational philosophy designed to help teachers transition into online music education.

Description

When Michelle Rose first started teaching music online, she felt like she went straight back to her first year of teaching. She was drowning, desperately trying to learn how to navigate the world of learning and how she could create balance now that she worked from home. On top of that, students and families kept asking how their students could join band, orchestra, or choir, which didn’t even exist at her virtual school.

There wasn’t much guidance for K-12 music educators when Michelle first started teaching music online, especially in regards to performance ensembles. Much of what she learned was from a lot of trial and error. Teaching Music Online: A Comprehensive Guide for K-12 Music Educators is full of everything Michelle learned during her experience teaching music online. Do you find yourself asking… How do I engage students during synchronous class sessions? What’s the point of having a virtual ensemble? How do I prevent myself from working 24/7? Is it even possible for me to know my students if I never see them in person? Michelle answers all of those questions, and much more.

Teaching Music Online: A Comprehensive Guide for K-12 Music Educators is a balance of practical advice, innovative teaching strategies, and educational philosophy designed to help teachers transition into online music education. This book contains much more than your typical e-book. You’ll also get access to exclusive templates, lesson plans, and demonstrations.

A word of warning: if you’re looking for a book on how to create the perfect viral virtual choir video, this is not your book. If you’re looking for a book on how to recreate the same experiences as a brick and mortar classroom, this is not your book. However, If you’re looking for ways to create opportunities for all students to experience high-quality music education, ideas on how to build community through music in virtual spaces, and the desire to keep an open mind when trying something new, this book is for you.

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Michelle Rose

About the Author

Michelle is an online music teacher who teaches middle school general music and high school music appreciation. She also directs the extracurricular virtual instrumental and vocal ensembles at her school. Michelle is an active teacher-author who creates resources for music teachers and writes for her blog, The Musical Rose. In addition to teaching and writing, Michelle is a sought after clinician, presenter, and panelist frequently presenting for numerous conferences and districts. Her most recent book, Teaching Music Online: A Comprehensive Guide for K-12 Music Educators, is a balance of practical advice, innovative teaching strategies, and educational philosophy designed to help teachers transition into online music education.

26 reviews for Teaching Music Online: A Comprehensive Guide for K-12 Music Educators

  1. Kelsey Hagan (verified owner)

    Extremely practical, helpful, and a quick read. The author covers everything from philosophy to logistics and shared some online resources of which I hadn’t been aware. I have recommended this to many colleagues. Really looking forward to implementing these ideas as we start the year remotely.

  2. Elaine Phelps (verified owner)

    If you are teaching music online, this is a must read! I attended Michelle’s sessions in the FABBS symposium and knew she would help me figure out how to succeed as an online teacher. The book is laid out in a clean and easy to read format. It is extremely practical and even gives you links to the tech equipment she has found to work the best. She dispels the myths of online teaching and helps you find new ways to pace, instruct and build connections in your lessons. This came at the perfect time!

  3. Vicki Youlio (verified owner)

    This is such a wonderful resource for teaching music remotely. I love how the author breaks it all the way down to the basics: how to set up a remote classroom, tips on how running a remote classroom can be different than in-person, and ideas for virtual ensembles. I cannot wait to start teaching remotely this fall!

  4. Sarah (verified owner)

    This was a FANTASTIC resource. I am so thankful to have read this right before going into teaching completely online. The book was easy to read, and I got through it quickly while gaining a lot of new things to think about and ideas I have already started applying in my teaching. I felt much more comfortable going into online teaching after reading this book. I would highly recommend this resource to anyone who is about to enter any form of virtual music teaching. You will thank yourself later!

  5. Megan Reilly (verified owner)

    A must have for any teachers that have any sort of remote teaching component in their schedules! Michelle is a wonderful presenter and resource on her social media channels, and this book puts all of her expertise into one place! This books came at the absolute perfect time, and I am much more confident moving into the school year after reading it.

  6. Lillian Chidalek

    I’m still reading this book, but as a first time virtual music teacher this book has so many answered questions I didn’t know I had. Michelle shares the importance of self care and boundaries that should be set so we can be the teacher our students deserve. This book is a huge resource and a breath of fresh air.

  7. Megan Price

    This book should be required reading for music teachers! There is so much goodness in this book and Michelle presents it in a very digestible way.

  8. Lauren Marcinkowski (verified owner)

    This book is beyond helpful. My husband (who teaches students with special needs who are 18-21 years old) even found the practical aspects of this book helpful. I honestly feel many teachers could benefit from many of the chapters– not just music teachers! This was interesting and engaging in itself. I can’t wait to look into the tech resources she listed as well.

  9. Emily

    This book is a life-saver for those continuing/starting virtual teaching. Such great insights and helpful tips. Couldn’t recommend it more!

  10. Kallie Snyder (verified owner)

    I devoured in one sitting during teacher inservice week before launching into remote teaching. Lots of practical, easy to implement advice with access to supplementary resources and examples! This is a must read for music teachers wanting to upgrade their virtual teaching.

  11. Kim Harrison (verified owner)

    I am so happy to have this book as a resource this year. Michelle’s writing style draws you in and she covers a wide variety of topics. Her book is the one resource that has given me the most clarity about online learning.

  12. Laura

    Absolutely loved this! I’m a first year teacher with a performance degree and I feel so lost in so many ways, but this book was incredibly helpful!

  13. Megan

    Loved this book so much!!! Tons of practical tips on a variety of topics. Get helpful advice on everything you may need to know from setting up your online teaching space to parent communication!

    A wonderful resource and I highly recommend it!

  14. Su Gilmore

    This book is just in time to help so many music teachers trying to find their way in an online world. There are so many good ideas and resources to make this daunting new reality much more accessible. Music education is so important to keep us grounded and to enrich our emotions. Thank you!

  15. leahschick9299 (verified owner)

    Such a valuable book! Michelle talks about a lot of important considerations when teaching virtually, as well as helpful resources! I am so happy that I bought this book as I head into a year of teaching virtual general music.

  16. Taylor Gavin (verified owner)

    This book has been SO informative as a first-year music teacher who is starting my journey in the virtual setting. This has been incredibly helpful and applicable to my situation and offers tons of resources! I highly recommend!

  17. Kris

    This is a great resource for those new to online teaching. Michelle gives great practical advice and tips for teaching at any level.

  18. Kim Ortiz (verified owner)

    Resources galore for those teaching online! This is such an important reference book to have and Michelle covers every topic somehow! She’s been at this already for 6 years, so it’s great to have information and tips from someone who has navigated these waters already!

  19. Kim Ortiz (verified owner)

    This book is so helpful with tons of resources, tips and ideas. It is invaluable information from someone who has navigated the waters of online teaching already! Highly recommend!

  20. Erin Bradley (verified owner)

    This book is amazing!!! It has made me so much more confident and excited to teach choir online this year! My favorite part is that Michelle actually does this as a full time job, not as a quick fix because of COVID. These are tried and true techniques, I also had a great time at her virtual choir PD!

  21. Jackie

    Quick must-read for any online music teacher in these times ! Michelle offers great practical information and useful tips that can be easily incorporated.

  22. Bethany Shallenberger (verified owner)

    This is such a practical and helpful guide to the uncharted waters that many of us are finding ourselves in this year. The resources included are so helpful! She covers everything from using timers (loved this idea) to practicing self care and boundaries in order to avoid burnout. It is a must for music teachers who are learning how to teach virtually.

  23. Cheri Kynett (verified owner)

    An absolute must read. This is everything you could want and more for teaching music online! Michelle Rose has changed my teaching for the better in so many ways! You can put this information to use in your virtual classroom today!

  24. Elisa Hunt (verified owner)

    I’ve been teaching band for over 30 years, and REALLY needed this to help me adjust to online teaching. Michelle’s ideas are fantastic, and the information contained in her book has made a positive difference in my teaching over the past few weeks.

  25. firstchair71 (verified owner)

    I am really getting a lot of ideas from this wonderful resource! It’s a must have for teachers teaching virtually! Thanks for sharing your insights!

  26. Alisa Martin (verified owner)

    I am so grateful I happened to come upon this book and author! The information is very simply laid out, and includes all aspects of teaching music ed in an online environment. I highly recommend this book to anyone exploring teaching music online!

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