Free Online Resources for Music Education
Sponsored by Musicnotes Inc.
The term “music teachers” seems like an oversimplification. When your job requires conducting four bands and a jazz ensemble, keeping the attention of 30 first graders with recorders while they test the limits of the word “fortissimo,” taking on an entire musical from distributing audition pieces through closing night, or spending hours finding the judge’s copies for this weekend’s solo and ensemble competition (even though that extra “24 Italian Songs and Arias” book is most definitely still in some student’s backpack), you really deserve the title of “superhero.” At Musicnotes, we think music teachers deserve a standing ovation for all they do and a helping hand to ensure that all students have access to a quality music education. Here are some of the free resources we offer that can make your classroom an even better place to learn:
Musicnotes Pro for Education
A free membership for both teachers and students, Musicnotes Pro for Education offers you savings on every sheet music purchase automatically! When you sign up, you’ll get 10% off every sheet music purchase, which can be combined with sale pricing and coupons for even better savings!
The Free Musicnotes Apps
Go digital with the free Musicnotes apps and take your sheet music everywhere! Get access to interactive digital versions of your Musicnotes purchases, complete with a whole suite of practice tools like playback, markup, and transposition! Upload your own PDFs, organize your music into setlists and folders, connect your forScore account for even more editing options, and buy and print music directly from your phone, tablet, or desktop computer.
Music Theory Guides
Great for lesson planning or sharing with students, we offer a variety of digital and printable guides on the building blocks of music theory. Check out basics like “How to Read Sheet Music” and our searchable “Glossary of Musical Terms,” or dive into topics like the circle of fifths, time signatures, transposition, and more.
Audition Prep Advice
From school plays to college prep, student musicians always have an audition around the corner. Build their confidence and help them prepare with audition advice from the Musicnotes Now blog. Find tips for choosing repertoire, calming nerves, practicing, and working with an accompanist.
Written by Musicnotes Inc.
Musicnotes has been transforming the way people purchase and play sheet music since 1998. Over the last two decades, they have become the world’s leading digital sheet music retailer, providing an unparalleled catalogue of content for every instrument and skill level.
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March 3, 2022. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)