In a very short time, the COVID-19 coronavirus has led to an unprecedented number of closures, cancellations, and changes to how we do things. Within just the past week, quite a few schools have announced they are moving their teaching online this semester. Yet few educators are prepared for this, leading to a mad scramble to investigate platforms and find resources to assist in this effort.

Here at the Mastering MuseScore School, we have been teaching online for quite some time already, and we want to help. We have been developing a series of music theory courses, and although our work is far from complete, we do have much in place already, with much more coming through the rest of March. If you are finding yourself in need of resources, perhaps we can find a way to work together.

Conversely, if you've put something together yourself that you'd like to make available to others, but don't have the means to do so (like if your own course material are hosted on a closed platform like Canvas, Blackboard, or some similar system), maybe we can help.

Our own courses are geared primarily for individual students but we also work with schools to offer group enriollment. The Basic Music Theory course that we are working hard to finish this month is one we have planned to offer to schools for use as a remedial resource to help students prepare for a full theory sequence. It's a course I wish I had available to me to offer some of my students (drummers, I'm talking to you!) when I was teaching a first-year theory course. So looking past the immediate crisis, that is something else you may wish to talk to us about.

Anyhow, let me know if there is anything we can do to make your jobs easier!

Marc Sabatella, Mastering MuseScore
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