Virtual Teaching Resources for Music Educators
For over 30 years, The Discovery Orchestra’s mission has been to teach the listening skills that help people really connect with classical music.
With many school buildings closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, music teachers around the world have transitioned to virtual instruction. The Discovery Orchestra would like to share resources we have developed over the years with the hope that they will benefit you and your students.
We have organized our Discovery Orchestra Chats, which are available for free on YouTube, into various categories so that you will be able to easily utilize them in your virtual instruction. Our Chat videos are short (5-15 minute) music listening lessons.
We also have started offering Maestro Maull’s Listening Guides for several pieces. The Listening Guides will be available for you to download for free to use with your students. Maestro Maull will pair the guides with recommended YouTube recordings so you can incorporate this resource into your teaching. Our Listening Guides are visual "roadmaps" describing the musical details in a piece of music.
We hope these materials will assist you in educating your students. We would love to hear from you about your experience using our resources. Please email us at Ginny@DiscoveryOrchestra.org with any feedback!
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the Discovery Orchestra concert today. The students and parents really enjoyed the performance and interactive listening. Many of them were answering all the questions and making connections with their study at PMP… By providing a bus for us, you removed the barrier of getting students and parents to the event which can sometimes be challenging.”