THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

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ePrint Folders: A Proposal for Administrators

Teachers know the benefit of sharing digital sheet music (ePrint) legally with their students. In a school setting, it's crucial to involve the principal...

DIY Virtual Choir: It’s Easier Than You Think!

Virtual choirs have become more popular than ever due to our current need to stay socially distanced from fellow musicians. The publishers Pepper works...

Music Workstation Ideas for Virtual Learning, Lessons, and Home Recording

Up your virtual teaching game and create the best remote learning experience for your students. Virtual teaching and learning are skills needed in education today....

Copyright for Virtual Worship Services: What You Can and Cannot Do

J.W. Pepper recently conducted a webinar regarding copyright as it pertains to virtual worship services. Here's a summary of the webinar along with a...

Copyright for Virtual Concerts: What You Can and Cannot Do

J.W. Pepper hosted a webinar on October 1st with Katie Baron, attorney and partner at Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP and Shari Molstad, Permissions...

Using Small Instruments, Body Percussion, and Other Resources to Teach Rhythm

Many music teachers are sharing plans to add more rhythm lessons to their curriculum this fall since these exercises can be conducted in all...

5 Essential Pieces of Online Music Lesson Equipment

There are many tools that make teaching from home easier. In this video, we cover five hardware items that'll allow music teachers to shine...

The Influence of Jazz: Resources for Your Students

Jazz Appreciation Month may not have gotten as much attention this April as in years past, but there are certainly no time constraints on...

Ways to Virtually Engage Your Church’s Music Ensemble

When we go through a crisis in life, we do two things: we go back to foundational constants, and we seek connection. We listen...

Sight-Reading Exercises for At-Home Music Practice

Sight Reading Music Practice Now is the perfect time to work on sight-reading skills. Students can use their moments at home to strengthen their ability...

Retention Tips for Music Ensembles in an Online World

With the unexpected changes this year, many students may be missing out on key moments that encourage them to come back to music class...

How Are You? Silver Linings for Music Directors

Ian is one of my 13-year-old concert choir candidates. He and a group of nine other boys were promoted this semester to become full-fledged...

Music History Collection: Blogs and Documentaries that Explore Our Musical Past

Pepper has gotten the opportunity to explore a lot of music history, taking closer looks at both the people and the instruments that helped...

FAQs: Pepper’s Music Sharing Initiative

Update: This service is now being extended. Teachers will be able to use the Share Music feature through December 31, 2020. A number of teachers...

2021 Music Teacher Resource Guide

There are many great ideas floating around social media as everyone adjusts to virtual teaching and learning. We thought we’d highlight some of the...

Free Virtual Learning Resources from Wingert-Jones Publications

To help teachers adjust to virtual learning situations, Wingert-Jones Publications, J.W. Pepper’s publishing division, is offering free online resources for band and orchestra directors...

Careers in Music: Composing, Conducting, Teaching and Performing

The Pepper team has had the opportunity to interview many amazing musicians about their careers. We’ve rolled up some of our favorite clips about different...

5 Tips from Pros on Making Music at Home

More time at home means more time to practice and create music. But keeping motivated, organized, and stress-free can be challenging. That is when...

Publisher Permissions and Distance Learning

*April 3 Update: Pepper has worked with music publishers to provide a way to share music you purchased with your ensemble members for...

Teaching Music Online: How to Engage Students Through Your Virtual Classroom

In this challenging time, the music education community has been doing what it does best: working together to keep students engaged in deeply meaningful...

Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs & Learning Disabilities

Dr. Alice Hammel remembers when Vinnie started school. He had frequent outbursts and struggled throughout most of his elementary school years; eventually, he was...