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.