How To Conduct Music


Have you always wanted to learn to conduct but just didn’t know where to start? Perhaps you know the basics but wish you could improve your skills with a one on one session with a professional conductor. Learn how to or improve your conducting skills with these easy to understand, free conducting how-to-videos. Award-winning composer and conductor, Michelle Willis presents short but detailed training on how to conduct a choir, orchestra, or other ensemble. Excellent for ward choir, church choir directors, students, string ensembles, and more.

About your Instructor
Michelle Willis is an accomplished conductor and composer with over 100 compositions and arrangements in print. Her music has received over a dozen prestigious awards in composition competitions and her music has been played and performed all over the world. She earned her Bachelors in Music and is the Artistic Director for the Kensington Symphony Orchestra.

Choose from the topics below or watch all 10 videos in a playlist.

Directing/Conducting How-to’s includes:

Video #1: The Conducting Window Video #6: Gesture of Syncopation
Video #2: Conducting Simple Meters (2/4, 3/4, 4/4) Video #7: To Baton or Not to Baton
Video #3: Conducting Less Common Meters (7/8, 9/8, 12/8) Video #8: Conducting with Expression
Video #4: The Ictus Video #9:Conducting Articulations
Video #5: Gesture of Preparation Video #10: Cutoffs


Video #1: The Conducting Window


Video #2: Conducting Simple Meters (2/4, 3/4, 4/4)


Video #3: Conducting Less Common Meters (7/8, 9/8, 12/8)


Video #4: The Ictus


Video #5: Gesture of Preparation


Video #6: Gesture of Syncopation


Video #7: To Baton or Not to Baton


Video #8: Conducting with Expression


Video #9:Conducting Articulations


Video #10: Cutoffs