Teach Band 101 … to make your job easier!

TB101 has one purpose – to make your job easier. Instructional videos, lesson planning, sample letters, student handbooks, and articles on such topics as assessment, teaching jazz improvisation, and preparing for a new school year are just some of the things you will find here. We have made every effort to make this valuable resource for teacher and student as easy to navigate as possible.

Beginning Band 101 contains a goldmine of tips, teaching strategies and planning ideas for teachers of beginning bands.

The Staff Room section is designed for band teachers at every grade level and contains more information about teaching music and running a successful band program than you can imagine.

Our revamped Jazz Band section contains videos on technique for every instrument, jazz embellishments for wind instruments, musical styles, recommended listening, how to teach improv, warmups, and much more.

Use the SEARCH function if the topic you are looking for is not immediately apparent. We have imported more than 800 instructional videos on every topic imaginable for both Concert Band and Jazz Band.

Once you have found videos in preparation for a class or rehearsal, add them to your personal Video Playlist page.