Sound Innovations Resources for Remote & Hybrid Teaching
Combine the free online resources at SI Online with SmartMusic and the Sound Innovations pedagogy, and you've got everything you need for teaching concert band, orchestra, and percussion in remote and hybrid scenarios!
Remote Resources for All Core Books
Perfect for remote teaching or for in-class needs such as differentiating your teaching for diverse learning abilities, SI Online is a great free resource for you and your students.
The perfect resource for remote or hybrid teaching, SmartMusic allows you to create assignments and track your students' progress. Sound Innovations, Book 1 for both band and string are completely free in SmartMusic!
Alfred Music Blog
With Alfred Music's blog, you can find plenty of resources to keep you and your students learning, no matter what schedule your school is using.
Sound Innovations for Concert Band & Percussion
In this brief 15-minute video with Robert Sheldon, Peter Boonshaft, and Chris Bernotas, learn how to use the instrument-specific MasterClass videos and practice tracks on SI Online alongside SmartMusic to help your new band students get started on their instruments, even if you're teaching remotely.
Learn how your students can continue their musical journey with the comprehensive review in Level 1, the instrument-family MasterClass videos and audio tracks, paired with the practice power of SmartMusic.
You CAN teach ensemble skills while teaching remotely. Watch this brief video of Peter Boonshaft and Chris Bernotas as they explain how to use SI Online and SmartMusic with Ensemble Development to teach your students how to listen, evaluate, and adjust.
Watch Chris Bernotas and Dave Black as they explain how to use the MasterClass videos (free on SI Online) alongside the detailed pedagogy of Sound Percussion and immediate feedback of SmartMusic to teach your students important skills like rolls and rudiments.
In this brief video, Brian Beck, Scott Watson, and Robert Sheldon explain how to teach your students sight-reading skills utilizing the pedagogy of Sound Sight-Reading, SmartMusic, and some creative ideas to keep your students engaged and learning!
SmartMusic’s Sight Reading Builder makes it quick and easy to generate an infinite number of sight reading exercises for your students. Watch this video to explore the variety of ways you can customize these exercises to support the specific needs of your students.
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra
Bob Phillips, Sarah Lenhart, and Becky Bush present this 10 minute video to help you learn how to use the instrument-specific MasterClass videos and practice tracks on SI Online alongside SmartMusic to help your new string students get started on their instruments, even if you're teaching remotely.
Learn how to utilize the comprehensive review in Level 1, the MasterClass videos and audio tracks, paired with the practice power of SmartMusic in order to help your students continue to learn their instruments, even when you're teaching remotely.
Bob Phillips, Kirk Moss, Matt Turner, and Stephen Benham offer tips in this brief video for how to best teach string technique and critical listening skills with Creative Warm-Ups, SI Online, and SmartMusic while teaching remote or hybrid.
Sound Development Intermediate & Advanced
In this brief video, Bob Phillips and Kirk Moss explain how to best teach intermediate and advanced skills to your string players utilizing the free MasterClass videos and audio tracks on SI Online, and the practice power of SmartMusic.
The perfect repertoire resource for remote teaching, this brief video featuring authors Sarah Lenhart, Becky Bush, and Bob Phillips explains how to use Sound Differentiation to meet the needs of your classroom, no matter what experience levels and instrumentation.