- Music Education Links
Ages 3 – 5 – will need some help from Mom and Dad
► Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids! – Listening for littles, simple games for big kids.
► Sesame Street World Music Playlist – Nice exposure to dance, music and instruments from around the world.
► Daria Music – Instruments – Daria's award-winning website includes a wonderful section on world instruments with information, crafts, and online coloring to bring world folk music to life! Explore all the instruments with your child.
► Poisson Rouge – Piano Game – Your little one can intuitively compose and play a simple tune while receiving reinforcement of how written music relates to composition.
► Poisson Rouge – Round Game – Try to click on the children so they come into the round just right!
► Poisson Rouge – Tempo Game – Adjust the record player for different songs and different speeds. A good way to explore purposeful changes in tempo.
Ages 6 – 8 (and sometimes older) – independence level will depend on reading skills
► Nashville Symphony Orchestra Kids – Identifying the instruments of the orchestra, wonderful programs available for families in the Nashville area.
► The New York Philharmonic Kidzone – Very rich website with games and information on instruments, musicians, theory, composition, etc.
► Creative Kids Educational Foundation – Some unique interactive tutorials. Also excellent for older children.
► San Francisco Symphony Kids – Instrument information and a "Music Lab" feature which is orga nice, intuitive introduction to or reinforcement of music theory and reading skills
Resources for Parents, Educators, and Older Students
- More useful links here: Ready, Set, Music! (Thanks to Melanie for finding this resource for us!)
- Many links for Classical composers: The Gift of Music
(Great job finding this page, Mrs. Thompson's class!)
- Links for educators divided by topic on DistanceEducation.org (Thanks to the research team from Mrs. Ward's class.) and on Free Music Resources for Educators and More! (Kudos to the students at Lexington Middle School!)