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The Band Director's Lounge Podcast

Welcome to the Band Director’s lounge, a podcast about what makes great instrumental music programs. I am a band director trying to build a great program by learning from others and sharing my knowledge along the way.

May 6, 2020

Hello and welcome back to the Band Director’s lounge! 

This week I am chatting with Beth Horton from Tonara. Tonara is an awesome digital learning platform built specifically with the music educator in mind. This is a really cool and easy to use application to help facilitate large group band classes and small group and individual lessons. If you are interested in learning more, I encourage you to check out this week’s episode!


  1. What is Tonara? How did you (Beth) get involved with Tonara? (01:38)
  2. 10,000 foot overview of Tonara (07:45)
  3. Practicing, Points, Leaderboards, Groups (33:35)
  4. Creative uses and user stories (41:00)
  5. How might a listener get setup to try out this application for their own students? (44:30)


Try out Tonara today!!


And that wraps up today’s episode.

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