For Teachers

For Teachers

Fun play-along videos for classroom use!

-Use with full ensembles in online, hybrid, and in-person classroom settings
-For beginner and intermediate band students
-Starts at the beginner level and increases in difficulty
-Self-assessment rubric included in each video
-Classroom videos rotate through 9 activities to focus on different aspects of music learning:

1. Get Ready: Warmups
- Long tones, scales, arpeggios, articulation, etc.

2. Inside Info: Music theory and fundamentals
-Time signatures, key signatures, scale degrees, intervals, chords, form, harmony, etc.

3. Sync Up: Rhythm training
-Listening, reading rhythms, counting, clapping

4. Catch The Groove: Rhythm training
-Listening, echoing, reading rhythms

5. Play By Ear: Aural skills
-Pitch discrimination, listening and echoing

6. Mix It Up: Sight-reading
-Extra challenge: sing the melody after playing it on an instrument

7. Make A Beat: Rhythm improvisation
-Echo a rhythmic phrase, then play something different

8. All Together Now: Ensemble playing
-Listen and play different parts within duets, trios, and quartets

9. Bonus Level: Sight-reading
-Combines material from previous videos

10. Recap: Vocabulary review
-Multiple-choice "quiz" review
-One Recap video after every 82 Dynabuddy classroom videos

Teachers can use Dynabuddy videos to support any musical activity they have planned. Think of each cycle through these activities as a unit of study that takes about 4-6 weeks to complete. Every 82 classroom videos is about a year's worth of instruction, ending with a Recap video for review. 82 classroom videos are currently available. More will be released soon - stay tuned!

For Teachers