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    World Music 

    World Music With DARIA is a website from this multiple award-winning educator and musician. The website was given a 2009 Parent's Choice Award for its family-friendly introduction of world music to young people and it's resources for teachers, parents and special education professionals. The instrument section allows children to color, hear and find pdf instructions on how to make world music instruments such as cajónes (box drums), didgeridoos, shekeres, drums and guiros along with cultural background information.


    Visual Musical Minds

    A youtube channel that includes videos on Theory, Solfege singing (Do, Re, Mi), ukulele and recorder play-alongs, Rhythm, Movement, and songs.



    Classical Music

    The From The Top website is designed for young classical musicians. This clever website has: The Green Room, Hall of Fame, Answer Zone, Student Lounge, a Reference Room and an area for parents and teachers. Partnered with the highly successful From The Top radio program, this site offers the more “serious” young musicians an opportunity to hear from others like them and benefit from socialization of sorts with others like themselves.



    A collection of curated streams, unique programs and features to promote calm and focus.


    Classic FM

    Livestream Classical music, news, videos, and stories from around the classical world.


    A fun and playful series of educational modules presented as immersive environments and using animal avatars as guides; the ability to explore various linkages between composers, instruments and music compositions.


    The site features games, listen and learn, and various teacher resources, from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.


    Great graphics and fun games-like the clarinet scavenger hunt-make this New York Philharmonic website great, especially for instrumental students.


    "Name That Tune," a link to the American Symphony Orchestra League, Instruments, lesson plans and games all can be found on this website.


    LSO Play allows you to experience the orchestra from multiple points of view.



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    Games for our youngest students

    PBS kids music games 

    Fun games for our youngest musicians. Thanks PBS kids! 


    Fun music stuff just for kids including songs and music games


    This website contains hundreds of learning games of varying levels, all carefully planned to gain mastery of the elements of music theory, ear training and rhythmic skills in an exciting, challenging environment. 


    Elementary-age students can enjoy exploring, creating and manipulating music.


    Sphinx Kids contains interactive games and videos.


    Funbrain offers games on composers, instruments, reading and vocabulary.


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    Piano-based games

    This site is just for kids—to talk to other kids about piano, listen to the Taz-man, jump to other cool places, time travel to meet a famous composer or pianist, get a great tip to help withlessons, get help with writing piano or music reports or even ask aquestion!


    The Yellow Cat piano program offers students the opportunity to excel at the piano. Its learning methods enable students to learn quickly and to achieve higher levels of success than the standard music program.


    Features online, interactive piano lessons that can be used in conjunction with traditional piano lessons.


    A fabulous general resource page from the Piano Technicians Guild for anyone involved in any way with keyboard instruments.


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    Music Theory


    Uses games to teach note reading, rhythm, ear training and musical symbols. Also includes piano and guitar.


    Includes quality theory tutorials, and interactive identification and ear training drills in note reading, key signatures, intervals and triads.


    Students can test their music knowledge with quizzes, matches, concentration card games and other activities.


    This is a great site for music theory.


    This site is devoted to ear training and theory skills.


    This site offers ear training and theory skills.


    This site includes games and songs. You also can use this site to search for more related sites.



    Happy Note! music games (shareware and freeware) are both amusing and educational. They offer a way to learn to read music notes in treble clef and bass clef the fun way.


    Theta Music Trainer features music and ear training games.


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    Music History/Composers


    This site offers many links to quality classical music sites.


    Learning about and listening to different instruments, reading music, musical genres and links to additional sites are the features of this site.


    Classics for Kids contains games, music lessons, lesson plans and information on composers and classical music. (For students and teachers.)


    An extremely comprehensive resource with great references to composer's pages and information.


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    Jazz, improvisation and composition


    Elementary students can enjoy playing with an interactive Improvisation Station.


    JazzKids was created for children of all ages. The website offers teachers, parents and even the youngest students the opportunity to be introduced to jazz. The interactive audio, video and curriculum are not intended to replace a teacher!


    Enable students to compose from a MIDI keyboard and add voice-overs or other audio recorded through a microphone.


    Chrome Music Lab

    Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.




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    Other Resources


    KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians—with kid-friendly results! The site includes links to kid-friendly websites about music and music history.


    This site is great and has links to information on how to practice.


    To raise awareness about hearing health, MTNA has partnered with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), which has developed the award-winning "Listen To Your Buds" campaign. The campaign educates the very young about practicing safe listening habits such as turning down the volume and taking listening breaks when they use personal audio technology so they can avoid the devasting, lifelong effects that can accompany hearing loss.


    Gift of Music Teacher Referral Directory
    Dreams Fulfilled Through Music is a pioneer in the development of creative teaching for students with all types of disabilities. Whether the student's needs are for music therapy or a program of adaptive teaching strategies in a private lesson setting, it is the goal of DFTM, to identify qualified teachers and therapists who can provide services that will result in bringing the joy of making music to all with special challenges.


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    Teacher Resources

    This site contains lots of free music resources for elementary music classroom teachers, private music instructors and homeschool parents, for the purpose of building kids up in positive ways and enriching their lives with an appreciation for music and learning.


    This is an advocacy site for teachers with many resources such as free lesson plans, guides, teacher grants, scholarships, continuing education information and more.


    A comprehensive guide to teaching resources for all grades and subjects. There is an entire section of music-teaching resources, including free sheet music and theory exercises.


    Piano Teacher's Playground
    This resource site features printable games, free printable music theory worksheets that are fun for kids, holiday worksheets with fun themes and colorful graphics, and more.