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.
Soon to come will be 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.
“I found this [Discover Dvorak’s New World video series] on Amazon Prime by chance. It is one of the best instructional videos I know…I am a keen amateur musician and although I try hard, I find music theory from a book somewhat hard to digest. However, the explanations and examples in this video are clear and enjoyable…The video teaches you to listen and encourages you to keep listening because it is fun!”