Student Fun Links
It is virtually impossible to offer a comprehensive list of music web sites; however, this Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) supplied list offers an overview of selected web sites that students may find helpful — particularly to enhance those six practice days between lessons!
Performer-Based Web sites
The From The Top web site is designed for young classical musicians. This clever web site 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.
JazzKids was created for children of all ages. The web site 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!
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Symphony-Based Web sites
This very animated and fun web site introduces kids to the orchestra but also has sections on theory basics and composers.
Great graphics and fun games—like the clarinet scavenger hunt—make this New York Philharmonic web site great, especially for instrumental students.
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Music Game/Theory/History/Listening Web sites
Two dozen different musical activities are offered on this site. There are games for pianists, violinists, Beethoven enthusiasts, composers and much more!
This site offers performances and compositions by and for kids from all over the world. It requires Quicktime 3.0, which you can install free from the web site if needed.
For the younger set, this site, based on a popular PBS show, offers games on theory and instruments.
Funbrain offers games on composers, instruments, reading and vocabulary.
Learning about and listening to different instruments, reading music, musical genres and links to additional sites are the features of this site.
This is a great site for music theory.
This site is just what it says—for first- through twelfth-graders. You also can use this site to search for more related sites.
“Name That Tune,” a link to the American Symphony Orchestra League, Instruments, lesson plans and games all can be found on this web site
This site offers ninety-nine additional sites for music and learning.
Yahooligans is a Web search engine for kids. When conducting a search on this site for “music,” more than 600 matches were returned. Yahooligans is not all games; it has research, songs, books and more.
This site offers many links to quality classical music sites.
Features online, interactive piano lessons that can be used in conjunction with traditional piano lessons.
Includes quality theory tutorials, and interactive identification and ear training drills in note reading, key signatures, intervals and triads.
This site contains 26 free music theory lessons (which include some audio examples) and printable quizzes.
Students can test their music knowledge with quizzes, matches, concentration card games and other activities.
Elementary-age students can enjoy exploring, creating and manipulating music.
Elementary students can enjoy playing with an interactive Improvisation Station.
Upper elementary and middle school students can enjoy manipulating and creating musical sequences.
Enable students to compose from a MIDI keyboard and add voice-overs or other audio recorded through a microphone.
Access online accompaniments that function as virtual accompanists.
This site is devoted to ear training and theory skills.
This site offers ear training and theory skills.
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Contains an online music theory guide, articles about music theory and a Java enhanced script for interactive play.
A fabulous general resource page for anyone involved in any way with keyboard instruments.
This site is of general interest with lots of areas to explore.
An extremely comprehensive resource with great references to composer's pages and information.
This site is great and has links to information on how to practice.
References literature on how to memorize better, and can be used as a starting point to stimulate your thinking process on how to find similar publications.
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