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YV Teacher Resources

YV Teacher Resources

The YV team have pulled together a selection of useful resources for teachers during these extraordinary times.

We hope you find them useful - if you think there are any resources missing that would be good to share with other teachers please let us know on [email protected]

YV Webinars for Teachers

16th September 2020.: How to Sing Together When We Can’t Be Together.

10th November 2020: Music and the Mind: Wellbeing in the Classroom.

Virtual Choirs

Many conductors and teachers have turned to assembling virtual choirs. If you’re looking for a way to showcase your students’ performances virtually, here are some resources to get you started.

How to Create a Virtual Choir | GarageBand Template Tutorial Video

How to Create a Virtual Choir Performance

Other online teaching hints and tips

Here are some useful articles about how to approach taking your choir online and the opportunities and challenges of this new approach.

Chorus Connection - Virtual Learning, Taking Your Choir Online Article

21 Virtual Icebreakers to Start the School Year on a High Note

The National Youth Choir of Scotland have developed online songs, musical games and activities that children can play at home (or in school) without contact to keep developing your musicianship skills and have fun.

National Youth Choir of Scotland Daily Activities

Some teaching resources from Alfred:

Alfred Slides and Remote Teaching Resources

Online Learning and Safeguarding

The UK’s Music Mark organisation has a good round up of advice and support for teachers covering how to teach music online and keep your children safe.

Online Music Teaching and Safeguarding

Singing Through a Mask (and turning it into a positive!)

Our guest speaker Andy Beck discusses his first experience of singing through a mask and some positive thoughts about how it might help singing technique.

Revelations from a Masked Singer

COVID and Singing in Schools

UK guidelines for schools - Here is summary of the guidance for UK schools compiled by Young Voices UK

The science and how it relates to choirs

Professor Martin Ashley - Various papers on choirs returning to singing and the science of singing during COVID 19

Music and Wellbeing

Dr Rock and The Music Diet

Julia Jones website for more information:

The Music Diet

The full book is available for free online here:

Read the Music Diet FREE online here.

More information about music and brain from the University of Florida: Your Brain on Music