NAfME COVID-19 Resources

There has never been a time in memory during which we as a profession have faced such a challenge to our teaching. NAfME and our partners are committed to supporting our music educators with resources for virtual instruction, professional development, and critical information during this pandemic. Scroll down to see webinars, articles, guidance, links, and more.

We are a music education nation working together to keep music and the other arts strong in our schools! NAfME is collaborating with like-minded organizations to create advocacy campaigns, influence policy decisions, and spread hope.  

Thank you for supporting each other and our students during these challenging times. Please contact your professional association for assistance and information at or 800-336-3768.

How NAfME is Working to Protect Music Programs and Provide Guidance for Safe Music Making in School

Online Teaching and Professional Development Resources
Free webinars and and an extensive list of links to resources, subscriptions, and much more — presented or vetted by NAfME to help you earn professional development credentials and/or teach virtually.

Free Professional Development Clock Hours from NAfME
In response to the cancellation of many professional conferences, NAfME offers the following professional development resources at no charge:

Copyright Information: Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act copyright analysis
Released by NAfME and the NFHS on September 10, 2020.

Copyright Permissions for Performance

Instrument Cleaning Guidelines
NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommendations for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. Music educators may use these guidelines when teaching students and parents how to clean instruments. 

NAfME Blog: Advice and Insight from Members 
New articles published every week offering resources and ideas for teaching during the pandemic from current NAfME members.

Corporate Member Offerings
Many NAfME Corporate members are offering special access to resources during the pandemic. Please consider utilizing the offerings of our important supporting organizations.


General Covid-19 Resources & News