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WBGO Education Hub

The WBGO Education Hub is a comprehensive resource to connect parents, teachers, and students of all ages and levels to ensure music instruction continues during the coronavirus pandemic. The hub offers a list of expert musicians offering virtual lessons on a range of instruments, a directory of organizations offering online resources, and ready-made, teacher friendly lesson plans that coincide with short films.

Can't find what you're looking for? Think you or your organization should be included on this page? Reach out. Write to: learning@wbgo.org.


Instruction From the Experts

Are you a budding musician? Jazz musicians across the country and around the world have been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of hearing them live in concert, or listening to another track off of your favorite album, consider taking lessons. WBGO has compiled a list of musicians who are currently giving private lessons online.  As we discover more, we'll add to the list. 


Lesson Plans For All Grade Levels

Listen Up, Teachers!  We've Got you Covered.  

Jazz Night in America is a jazz documentary project produced by NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center and right here at WBGO. 

WBGO has created lesson plans for grades 3-12, based on some of these documentary shorts, for teachers to use in class. Though designed specifically for in-classroom teaching, the lessons can easily be modified for online instruction. These plans were prepared by a New Jersey public school music teacher, and are aligned to national curriculum standards for elementary, middle and high school.  (More coming soon!)


Jazz Education Organizations

Jazz Education is happening online all over the place. Check out the following organizations for their expertise with everything from instrumental lessons to jazz history to master classes and conversations with your favorite musicians.


How to Teach Jazz Online: A Forum

Coming soon. Music educators from all over the state and country will come together to discuss best practices for teaching music (jazz specifically) online.  We'll talk about the drawbacks as well as the potential bright spots. 

See something or someone missing from this list? Have questions in general?  Please write learning@wbgo.org.

Newark Public Radio, Inc.(“WBGO”) provides this educational hub as a service to our audience and the participating musicians. In doing so, WBGO does not receive any compensation for this service and while we hope that you enjoy these programs we do not endorse any particular musician or service. In selecting a program or service from this educational hub, you should use sound judgment as you would with any web-based provider  in sharing personal information or making arrangements for payment.