Online Music Programs & More
From home or in the classroom, our teachers are here to meet your needs
In these uncertain times Wisconsin Conservatory of Music teachers have overcome physical building closures and social distancing measures to provide vital online music education to students at schools, early childhood centers, and community partners throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Working in concert with each community partner, we have successfully adapted our innovative Music Counts general music curriculum to an online format. Since mid-March, music classes and lessons have continued without interruption as our music experts have created video content and digital classrooms tailored to each classroom’s need.
We’d like to share a few teaching samples from our content library that you can use in your own classroom or share with colleagues. We hope that it inspires you and your students wherever you may be.
Flexible programs for the future
In the coming months, Conservatory Connections teachers will be available for in-person, blended, or fully online instruction. No matter what the future holds, we will be ready and flexible to meet your music education needs.
We have updated our curriculum to be delivered virtually and are prepared to offer live or recorded instruction via your preferred online platform.
Music is the language that connects us, transcending any and all barriers. Thank you for being with us through these trying times to keep the cheer, hope and strength.
For All Ages
Known throughout Milwaukee as “Sistastrings,” real-life siblings Chauntee and Monique Ross create social change through their gifts of music. With musical foundations in both classical and gospel music, these recent additions to the WCM faculty masterfully fuse a variety of styles into “a fresh, soulful sound.” (PBS Wisconsin)
Watch as Monique and Chauntee give some insight into their own challenges, creativity, community, and music during “Safer at Home.”
For Pre-School & Kindergarten Classrooms
Miss Natasha introduces “It’s So Good to See You,” one of the songs used at the beginning of our Early Childhood Music Classes to greet our youngest students and their families.
Students are encouraged to listen, sing-along, move to the beat, and even flap their arms like a chicken (!) while learning this adorable tune.
For Elementary School Classrooms
Students explore storytelling and themes of hope and determination by learning Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” led by WCM instructor Hannah Johnson on ukulele.
For Middle School Classrooms
In this video, WCM percussion faculty member Mitch Shiner shows students how to make their own castanets (Spanish finger clackers) with bottle caps, cardboard, and common household objects.
Castanets are percussion instruments that are used primarily in Flamenco, the musical style from Spain that features guitar, voice, dance, castanets, and cajon.