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The HABITS series is proud to feature an ever-expanding collection of online resouces to help supplement individual resources and offer a continuous database of information, tips, and tools to music teachers everywhere.

Explore any of these resorces in depth below and be sure to check back often as we continue to expand our online resources for all HABITS series resources. is a cutting-edge new website that supplements Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician.

This exciting new website features free supplemental resources that will significantly enhance instruction for young musicians. You’ll find supplemental rhythm vocabulary sheets, accompaniment tracks, video start-up clinics, as well as a professional video coach for each exercise in the book. In addition, there are First Concert full-band selections and additional Teacher Tips on how to use the method book to maximize instruction.

At HabitsUniversal, you'll also find:

  • Video clinics for every instrument explaning the basics of the instrument from assembly to beginning notes
  • Video exercises from the book led by an experienced instructor for each individual instrument (Meet your instructor today!)
  • Online resources ranging from rhythm and fingering charts to solfege and rehearsal exercises.
  • Audio accompaniments for exercises in the book and warm-ups
  • and much, much, more!

Activating your book with the code found inside ever physical student method book will allow you access to video exercises led by a specialized instructor for your instrument. You will also have the ability to view a digital version of the method book from your phone, tablet, or laptop!

Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician is also available on both MusicFirst and MakeMusic Cloud online resource platforms. Both of these web-based applications feature tools for the teacher such as ways to create lesson plans, assignments, and backend gradebooks that are compatible with PowerSchool, Canvas, Google Classroom, Brightspace, Edmodo, Schoology, and many other platforms. Students will also find engaging tools for receiving and submitting assignments along with live feedback on missed notes and rhythms.

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a companion to
Habits of a Successful Music Education Student

Visit Habits Music Education

HabitsMusicEducation is a website dedicated as a compainion resource to the new Habits of a Successful Music Education Student by Mary Land and Scott Rush.

Here, you'll find numerous resources that any music education student will find vital towards surviving and thriving while learning to become a music teacher.

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Did You Know...

Each student method book in the HABITS series is available digitally for access on any device of choice!

Even More!

Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician comes with a FREE digital access code printed on the inside cover!

All other Habits student method books are available digitally for $6.95 (a $3 saving compared to the physical edition).

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