Here at David French Music, we wanted to thank you for all your hard work and adapting to these most unconventional times. Focusing on being a musician and educator has never been more challenging and we applaud your determination to continue developing musicians. We collected some samples of different topics and ideas to share with you to provide guidance and inspiration. We always encourage submissions and input from our communities. Here are some selections we hope to help you navigate through this period. We are committed to you now and for whatever the future holds.
- The David French Music Family
An example of where to connect with legislators regarding budgets and programs
Signing Day "Elective Selection" video on making selection fun, similar to college signing day for athletes
Sean Meagher-NHMEA Youtube channel for Music Education discussion. He is a NAFME council member
NAMM Webinar regarding keeping music in the local budgets by Mary Luehrsen
National Association for Music Educators (NAfME)
Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education (PDF) from NAfME & National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
Bridging the Gap: Teaching and Learning Music Online (webinar)
Making Music Online: How-Tos for Ensembles (webinar)
Online Teaching for the Non-Online Teacher (webinar)
Guide for Disinfecting Musical Instruments and Pro Audio Equipment
Recruitment & Retention
Online Instrument Demo - brought to you by David French Music!
This article from Yamaha details using high school students to help with recruitment
General recruitment ideas and videos with Marcia Neel, from the Yamaha Educator Suite on recruiting and retention through grades
A lively recruitment video, showing options for students and benefits of being in band
Be Part of the Band recruitment resources for parents and students
This NASMD video is with Marcia Neel, she goes more in-depth on retention and recruitment ideas
Essential Elements Interactive: Companion for the Essential Elements method series, and access is included with each book purchase. If you aren't using this already, be sure to check it out!
Sound Innovations Interactive: free worksheets, accompaniment, and masterclass videos
Pelham Memorial Band (NH) performs Earth Song
Couch Choir-"Love's in Need of Love" is a great example of remote collaboration between professional musicians as well as student musicians
Bedford HS Band (NH) "We are all in this together"
MEA State Letters
NH STRRT Letter
Music for All put together a collection of letters, videos and resource guides for teaching during Covid-19
Yamaha Educator Suite has collected resources from their partners and other educators