Hello Educators!
 
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
 

Maintenance Series from our Repair Shop

Flute & Piccolo Maintenance: Tips & Tricks

Oboe & Bassoon Maintenance: Tips & Tricks
 
Clarinet Maintenance: Tips & Tricks
 
Alto & Tenor Saxophone Maintenance: Tips & Tricks
 
Woodwind Mouthpiece Maintenance
 
Trumpet Maintenance: Tips & Tricks
 
Trombone Maintenance: Tips & Tricks
 
Low Brass Piston Valve Maintenance

French Horn Maintenance: Tips & Tricks
www.youtube.com

 

Music Advocacy

An example of where to connect with legislators regarding budgets and programs
www.votervoice.net/mobile/NAFME/Campaigns/73881
 
Signing Day "Elective Selection" video on making selection fun, similar to college signing day for athletes
www.youtube.com 
 
 Sean Meagher-NHMEA Youtube channel for Music Education discussion.  He is a NAFME council member
www.youtube.com 
 
NAMM Webinar regarding keeping music in the local budgets by Mary Luehrsen
www.nammfoundation.org/articles/2020-05-01/keeping-music-education-strong 

 

National Association for Music Educators (NAfME)

Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education (PDF) from NAfME & National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
www.nafme.org/NAfME_NFHS-Guidance-for-Fall-2020
 
Bridging the Gap: Teaching and Learning Music Online (webinar)
www.youtube.com
 
Making Music Online: How-Tos for Ensembles (webinar)
www.youtube.com
 
Online Teaching for the Non-Online Teacher (webinar)
jazzednet.org/resources
 
Guide for Disinfecting Musical Instruments and Pro Audio Equipment
usa.yamaha.com

 

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
yamahaeducatorsuite.com
 
General recruitment ideas and videos with Marcia Neel, from the Yamaha Educator Suite on recruiting and retention through grades
www.yamahaeducatorsuite.com/resources-for-student-recruitment-and-retention
 
A lively recruitment video, showing options for students and benefits of being in band
www.youtube.com
 
Be Part of the Band recruitment resources for parents and students
www.bepartofthemusic.org
 
This NASMD video is with Marcia Neel, she goes more in-depth on retention and recruitment ideas 
www.youtube.com 

 

Learning Tools

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!

www.eeiblog.com

Sound Innovations Interactive: free worksheets, accompaniment, and masterclass videos

www.alfred.com 

 

Remote Performances

Pelham Memorial Band (NH) performs Earth Song
www.youtube.com
 
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"
www.facebook.com/

 

MEA State Letters

NH STRRT Letter
https://drive.google.com

 

Resource Collections

Music for All put together a collection of letters, videos and resource guides for teaching during Covid-19

education.musicforall.org/covid19resources/

Yamaha Educator Suite has collected resources from their partners and other educators

www.yamahaeducatorsuite.com/online-teaching

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Sincerely,

The David French Music Family