Introducing TFC

Stuart Hunt, president of Northern Sound Press and creator of the 4-Minute Mastery series, takes you on a welcome tour of how our products work in practice in the choral classroom and rehearsal hall.


This short video will give you everything you need to know about using Tools for Conductors’ sight-reading and musicianship programs. How to prepare. How to start each class. How to have more FUN teaching your students to read music!

4-Minute Mastery Live Demo

Watch conductor Erik Ronning begin his high school choir class with a lesson from 4-Minute Mastery, Book 1. The exercise begins right after the bell has rung; these students have had several prior days of using 4-Minute Mastery, so they “know the drill.”


Brian Mitchell, past president of Washington State ACDA, speaks of the transcendental nature of choral music…in a way, sort of explaining the unexplainable as to the why of what we do as directors and as singers. Now, don’t even open this link to Brian unless you have about 20 minutes of quiet time to view it. It’s marvelous and you’re going to want to watch it all the way through!

Assessment Demo

Watch an example of a high school student taking a formal online assessment using Tools For Conductors’ assessment system, powered by Match My Sound™ technology. The proctor in this example is a student teacher.

What to Train

In this brief animated video you’ll see how our programs build basic musical skills in a step-by-step sequence that saves you planning and class time – and makes your singers proud!