Online Teaching Resources
- OMTA, with assistance from the Nellie Tholen District Enrichment Project and the Oregon Community Foundation, presents these video resources to assist all music teachers in transitioning to online lessons.
- Online Teaching: Equipment, Apps, and Approaches to Remote Piano Lessons by Dr. Stephen Lewis.
- The iPad as Teaching Tool by Dr. Stephen Lewis. A handout.
- Continuing Music Online During Social Distancing by Megan Todd, Masters in Learning Design and Technology
- Online Teaching: You Can Do It! – a conversation with Dr. Thomas Otten and Dr. Jill Timmons
- Click here for an Dr. Otten’s notes that accompany this video.
- Online Teaching Demonstration – Dr. Thomas Otten, NCTM, West Portland District gives a demonstration online lesson with Dr. Laurie McManus, Professor of Musicology at Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia.
- Teaching Online Voice Lessons During COVID-19 by Joannah Ball, President of the Cascade Chapter of NATS and teaching private voice lessons, now online, at Pacific University and Willamette University
- Audio issues teaching online? Here is one solution that might work for you: CLEAN FEED (https://cleanfeed.net/) is a free online app, designed for high-quality online interviews. It works beautifully for music, too. The sound is realistic and smooth, no more annoying gaps, pauses, fast forwards, etc. Pianos actually sound like pianos rather than thudding, pitched drums. Although you still can’t play duets in real time, the other improvements are worth the extra fuss. Teacher and student will both need an external mic and earphones or earbuds (there are inexpensive options out there). To use Clean Feed, the teacher sends a separate link to the student prior to each lesson, then proceeds as usual for video connection with the student on Zoom or another platform, with its audio disabled (mic muted and sound muted).
- Video of a guitarist talking about using Zoom and Clean Feed Together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS7iqCA–ec
- Instructions for Setting up Clean Feed for the first time: https://tinyurl.com/yq59wxyf
- Instructions for using Zoom with Clean Feed: https://cleanfeed.net/knowledge/zoom-alongside-cleanfeed
- Best Practices for High Quality, Technology-Enabled, Applied Music Teaching: https://www.ianhowellcountertenor.com/technology-enabled-music-lessons
- Need help transitioning to online teaching? Check out this helpful PDF, curated by Selina Manson, our Past President, filled with resources from nationally recognized music educators: https://oregonmta.org/wp-content/uploads/OMTA-President-COVID-19-Resources.pdf
- If you are looking for additional online teaching resources, please click this link (https://www.facebook.com/oregonmta) to access our Facebook page. We continue to add new resources in our posts. Click this link (https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/Learn/COVID19_Resources.aspx?) to access resources posted on the MTNA website.
Virtual Event Protocols
Suggested guidelines for chairs, teachers, and students/parents participating in virtual OMTA events.