Virtual Teaching Resources for Music Educators & Lifelong Learners
Sponsored by Gail & Dan Kopp
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!
These programs were amazing, truly life-changing. The first few almost overwhelmed me – there was so much that I couldn’t take it all in. When I listened to the last one and was able to follow through to the end, I realized how much I had learned! As I mentioned, I’ve always loved listening to music – my parents (with no musical background) played classical music constantly in the house and bought me records along the lines of “A child’s introduction to classic music” and “listen to the violins” (records that I still have and passed down to my children when they were younger). I continued their tradition of playing “guess the composer” while playing classical music at dinnertime with my children and now they are doing the same with their children.