For Music Teachers Only

No time to plan, no musical subs, and NO rest for the voice!

These are the woes – among many others (no respect, anyone?) – of the general music teacher. Now you have high quality content from an experienced professional anytime you need it.

Introducing The Music Teacher's Engagement Library!

Quality Content on Demand for PreK-8

Turn it on when it fits, then turn it off!

One click opens a world of over 40 interactive folk song videos, instrument demo’s, how-to lessons and full-length concerts from an acclaimed professional teaching artist.

  • Enrich a lesson
  • Save your voice
  • Learn a new skill
  • Plan cross-curricular activities
  • Leave meaningful content for non-music subs

“This is a wonderful, happy and well presented tool for my toolbox as a music educator. Kudos.” – Margaret Fitzgerald, Music K-12 Coordinator, Brookfield Public Schools, New Milford CT

"My sub loved it too!"

Lauren Shaughnessy, Appleby & Schoenly Schools, Spotswood NJ

Choose Your Ideal Package

12 months of unlimited access - for less than the cost of a classroom rug!

Full Subscription

Year-round access to all videos

* 41 videos organized by grade level

* 24/7/365 access for a full year


Deluxe Package

Everything from Full Subscription PLUS...

* Written responses to all student questions

* Monthly email with program highlights & suggestions

* Free access to any newly added programs



The Big Kahuna!

Everything from Deluxe Package PLUS...

* A private online concert just for your school!

* Custom welcome video for every grade level

* Special content bonuses


Check Out Some Videos!

Use these in the classroom with my compliments...

Sasha (PreK-5th)

A contagious, super fun Russian song…

Two Monkeys (PreK-2nd)

Get ready to move, laugh, smile, and sing!

© 1984 Stuart B. Shapiro. Used by permission.

“The students enjoyed it soooo much – so many of them said ‘Thank you’ to me – that’s never happened before :)”
– Cindy Doback, General Music Teacher, Van Buren Elementary, Baldwinsville NY


What's included in the library?

The Music Teacher’s Engagement Library contains 41 proven videos for K-8 students.

  • 27 interactive song videos – American folk songs + Dutch, African, Native American, and more
  • 7 professional development videos – learn to play guitar, spoons, and hambone!
  • 4 instrument demonstrations – Iroquois rattles/water drum, banjo, jaw harp, and mandolin
  • 3 full length concerts for days when you can’t teach

Each video is indexed by grade level, searchable by keyword (“counting,” “Native American,” “call and response,” etc.), and labelled with cross-curricular tie-ins for collaborating with classroom teachers.

Can we see a sample?

Of course!

There are two videos from the library posted above, but DON’T just preview them – use them with your kiddos to see first-hand how they respond to this format.

You can also check out this sampler video to see exactly what the library looks like on the inside…

How much does it cost?

See the pricing section above – – my goal is to keep this as affordable as possible, so for less than the cost of a classroom rug or one tiny assembly program, you get 12 months of videos and lessons and a wealth of content for days when you can’t teach.

I teach in multiple schools - how does that work?

Going from building to building is difficult enough, so this is real simple.

There is no extra charge to use the library in multiple locations as long as you (or a sub) are the teacher using the videos.

If multiple teachers in your district would like to be using the library, there are volume discounts for that – just select that option on your order form.

About the Presenter

Dave Ruch is a Buffalo NY-based performer and teaching artist who has been extensively involved in the arts-in-education field since 1995, using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young learners.

Through school assemblies, workshops, residencies, and distance learning programs, he works with tens of thousands of students each year in preschool, primary, elementary, intermediate, middle and high school settings.

Ruch is also a Public Scholar for the New York Council for the Humanities and a contributor to the Huffington Post. His work has been featured on American Public Radio, NPR, PBS, and CBS Sunday Morning.

“The students are still talking! You were, once again, a hit!”
– Nancy Fortais, General Music Teacher, Skaneateles NY Public Schools


Enrollment for paid subscriptions is open!

Accepted payment methods – – purchase order, credit card, PayPal/Venmo, BOCES, check

Just click “Buy Now” to be taken to the order form and select your ideal package.


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Have questions or looking for booking information? Call Dave at 716-884-6855, or send him a message below.