The back-to-school season is here, and educators and students alike are gearing up for another year of growth, newfound perspectives, and academic excellence. With the world around us constantly evolving, so are our classrooms and methods of teaching.

If you’re a music educator searching for digital learning tools, tactical approaches to private study, feasible funding methods, or creative elements for your curriculum, this curated collection of articles and resources can help you add a new flair to your classroom.

Digital Tools for Music Education

With technology quickly becoming a cornerstone of our everyday lives, it’s no surprise that electronics are being integrated into school curricula. Discover new ways to bring music education into the digital age with these tech tips.

Seven Tips for Developing a Digital Music Classroom


Entrepreneurial Mindsets in Education

Having a roster of students enrolled in private lessons can be a rewarding source of income for musicians. As such, it’s important to treat your private lessons circuit as a business, with branding, image, appropriate compensation, and client-driven relationships in mind. With over 30 years of experience in education, Dave Issacs shares his tips on approaching private lessons with an entrepreneurial mindset.

The Private Music Teacher As An Entrepreneur: 6 Tips To Build And Maintain A Practice


Strategies for Teaching Remotely

Learning and teaching music historically takes a hands-on approach. With many instructors and students now attending lessons remotely, there are numerous adjustments needed to provide the best possible learning experience. In this article, composer and educator Rina Furano shares her lessons learned and strategies for effective instruction from a distance.

Violinist teaching Zoom lesson

Musicians: Here’s How To Salvage (And Grow) Your Music Teaching Business In Quarantine


Teaching the Next Generation of Musicians

For most kids, their first lessons in music happen in their elementary school’s general music classes. Discover methods to teach and inspire the next generation of musicians with these tips and anecdotes of elementary education.

A Beginner’s Guide To Elementary General Music


Tips for Blended Learning

If you’re curious about designing your respective music program to cater to the specific needs and interests of your students, these resources for blended learning in the performing arts may be of use. Learn how to use data as a personalization tool, connect students with mutual interests digitally, and increase individual practice accountability with these tips.

4 Ideas For Building A Performing Arts Blended-Learning Program


Generate Funding for your Music Department

Between acquiring scores, instruments, textbooks, and facilitating class trips and concert productions, running a music department can cost a pretty penny. Find fundraising strategies, instrument acquisition methods, grants, and more in this article from Teachers College, Columbia University.

How To Secure Funding For Music Education For Public Schools


Make the most out of Band Camp

The back-to-school season brings a number of exciting things to music departments across the United States, including marching band camp. From building trust, discipline, and camaraderie among your students, to making a memorable and overall enjoyable experience, here are a few strategies to make the most out of your band’s practices in the summer sun.

3 Tips For A Successful Band Camp