RECAP: Our First MusiCounts Town Hall – Discussing Music Education & COVID-19

The first ever MusiCounts Town Hall took place on Tuesday, May 19 at 2:00pm EST, live on MusiCounts’ Facebook.

Click here to watch the MusiCounts Town Hall Video

We’ve attached it here in case you missed it! This town hall discussed the impact of COVID-19 on music education in Canada and was joined by four exceptional music educators:

Mark Reid: District Resource Teacher with the Vancouver School Board and 2013 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year.

Kim Hastings: Music Teacher at Pioneer Middle School in Rocky Mountain House, AB and 2019 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year.

Dianne Winmill: Music Teacher North Hastings Regional High School in Bancroft, ON, and 2017 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year.

Andrew Mercer: E-Music Teacher at the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation with the Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry of Education.

Moderated by MusiCounts’ Nick Godsoe, this discussion covered topics such as how teachers are adapting to teaching music remotely as well as what the lasting ramifications of COVID-19 might mean for music education once schools reopen.