Online Education Resources
PDX Jazz desires to be a comprehensive resource in the realm of jazz education. In addition to our free in-school programs, we have a growing cache of free and downloadable online content. From lesson plans and presentations, to musician highlights, jazz playlists and read-aloud videos, we are dedicated to providing the most approachable and age appropriate education resources for introducing students to jazz.
Teachers Pay Teachers
Teaching resources and lesson plans.
- Jazz as Protest: The Fight for Equity Through Music
- Out and Loud: Celebrating the Lives and Legacies of LGBTQ+ Jazz Musicians
- Jazz and Art
- Women in Jazz
- International Jazz Day Learning Packet
- Jazz ABZ Presentation
- Jazz and the Zones of Regulation
- Jazz Quotes Posters
- A Brief History of Jazz – Interactive Notebook
- Jazz Artists Worksheets
Jazz in the Schools Playlist
Essential jazz recordings.
PDX Jazz Stories Playlist
Online presentations of popular jazz books.
PDX Jazz Profiles Playlist
Profiles of Portland jazz musicians.
Jazz Band Basics with Cynthia Plank
Part one of my presentation for the Midwest Clinic: How to Start a Jazz Band- Even If You Feel You’re Not “a Jazzer.” This video has ideas that you can use right away to start, develop and improve your young jazz ensemble.
Part two of my presentation for the Midwest Clinic: How to Start a Jazz Band- Even If You Feel You’re Not “a Jazzer.” This video has ideas that you can use right away to start, develop and improve your young jazz ensemble.