Selected websites that teachers and music educators might find helpful for augmenting lesson materials, including lesson plans, activities, worksheets and more.
Over 9000 free sheet music downloads for all instruments.
Here you will meet 52 composers, conductors and instrumental performers - Africans, African Americans and Afro-Europeans.
American Bandmasters Association (ABA)
Created for the purpose of furthering the interests of outstanding American Band Masters, and of interesting composers, arrangers, and music publishers in Wind Band music.
American Choral Directors Association
An online resources of the Kodály Center for Music Education at Holy names University, Oakland, CA. Allows you to search for songs using a powerful database, print lyrics, musical scores, song analysis, background information, and more.
American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA)
An extremely prestigious national organization for band directors of the highest quality. The primary goal of the ASBDA is to promote the concert band as the focus of an educational curriculum which teaches music as artistic expression.
American Roots Music
The website for the PBS series by the same name. It includes summaries of episodes, oral histories, information about songs and artists, and more.
An All-In-One Resource for k-12 Music Instructors
There’s a lot of music based information on the Internet that is aimed towards music teachers and students of all ages, here’s just a small listing of information that can be useful for teachers of band, chorus, orchestra and general music education.
The Association of Concert Bands of America (ACBA)
The purpose of ACB is to encourage and foster adult concert community, municipal, and civic bands and to promote the performance of the highest quality traditional and contemporary literature for band.
Australian Folk Songs
A collection of Australian traditional and bush songs. It has words, music and information about each song.
Band Music from the Civil War Era
makes available examples of a brilliant style of brass band music that flourished in the 1850s in the United States and remained popular through the nineteenth century.
Carnegie Hall’s Music Educators Toolbox
Set of free online resources for music teachers includes lesson plans and activities, summative and formative assessments, video examples, and documented best practices. Designed to be effective and adaptable in a wide variety of music classrooms, the resources were developed through Carnegie Hall’s five-year residency in a New York City elementary/middle school.
The Aaron Copland Collection: Ca. 1900-1990
About 1,000 items (dating from 1910 to 1990) are provided, including music manuscripts, printed music, correspondence, diaries and writings, photos, awards, programs, and other biographical materials. This is a primary resource for research on Aaron Copland and for the study of musical life in 20th century America.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Digital Resource Portal
The portal includes curriculum materials with supports such as PowerPoints, worksheets, videos, biographies, teaching tips, and more. The materials and audiovisual components in the Resource Portal are designed for educational use only and are intended solely for instruction in a classroom setting. Materials and multimedia elements are not to be shared or used for any other purpose.
DabbledooMusic makes music education more accessible, engaging and fun for teachers and students everywhere. Our resources have been developed to encourage creativity, collaboration and empathy through music education.
Early Music America
A not-for-profit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America. Founded in 1985, EMA's goal is to expand awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods.
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier
A multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was over eighty years old, the tunes represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian frontier.
Fun Music Company Resource Archive
Every Monday, they share a brand new teaching idea for music lessons. This could be a game, a worksheet, an interactive whiteboard resource, or a lesson plan. hey give you the resource and they show you how to use it in a short video. You can have access to an indexed archive of their past resources by joining their mailing list.
The Kennedy Center Digital Resources
For educators looking to infuse the arts into their educational practices, The Kennedy Center has developed a robust collection of hundreds of digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more.
KIDiddles: MoJo's Musical Mouseum Song Lyrics MoJo is a singin', swingin' music mouse-chine! She'll be happy to take you on a guided tour of her Musical Mouseum, loaded to the brim with almost two thousand kids' song lyrics, organized both alphabetically and by subject.
Lesley Nelson-Burns' Folk Music Site
Folk and Traditional Music and Popular Songs, with Lyrics, Midi, Tune Information and History behind the folksongs and ballads. Irish, British and American Folk Music including Francis J. Child Ballads and Sea Shanties.
Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock trains public school teachers and donates all of the instruments, curricular resources and support they need to ensure that their kids receive the right to rock!
Marketing Music Education
Kathleen Heuer believes that teachers should market music education (and their programs) like a business. Her blog is full of advocacy tips and interviews.
Music Educator Resources
Piano teacher Jennifer Foxxs website, providing music teachers with helpful resources and tips that will ultimately benefit their students. Whether you teach music privately or in a classroom, many of the resources and tips shared are adaptable to fit your specific needs.
A collection of highly-customizable online music theory flash cards.
Music Career Guidebook
Whether your aspiration is to lead a world-class symphony, land a gig on the road or compose film scores, the following guide can help. Information about the variety of degrees is included, as well as an in-depth discussion on popular careers in the field.
Music Educators Toolbox Resources
The Carnegie Hall Toolbox currently features grade-specific music education resources addressing fundamentals of rhythm, meter, singing, form, dynamics, articulation, tempo, pitch, and performing.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music
Contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright: more than 15,000 registered during the years 1820-1860 and more than 47,000 registered during the years 1870-1885. Included are popular songs, operatic arias, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra.
Music Lesson Plans and WebQuests
List of links to different music lesson plans, ideas and activities and WebQuests. This is an excellent resource if you’ve been looking for music lesson plans focusing on a specific genre such as rock and roll or blues.
Music Resources for Educators
They have multicultural activities incorporating Mexican, Native American, Chinese, and South American music into your curriculum; you'll find printable instructions for building musical instruments; they'll learn the history of musical genres like Rock 'n' Roll and Jazz with detailed references; and of course, there are lyrics of plenty of songs for you and your class to sing and enjoy!
Music Resources for Teachers
National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Download these free resources for use in your classroom. They encourage you to tailor these Instructional Units to suit your own curriculum requirements for elementary Music.
Music Tech Teacher
Developed by a music technology teacher, in which you can find dozens of online music lessons, quizzes, and games designed to help elementary students learn music in 21st century classroom.
Music Theory Spectrum
The official print journal of the Society for Music Theory. The journal includes feature articles and book reviews on all topics that intersect with music theory and analysis, such as aesthetics, the history of theory, linear analysis, atonal theory, networks, and narratology.
Music Theory WebQuest
Whether the subject is math, English, science, or social studies, the ability to read and write are basic tools needed to succeed in the regular education classroom. Likewise, success in the music classroom stems from the ability to be able to understand the basic music concepts, of note reading, key signature recognition, and rhythm comprehension. This site addresses these issues. In addition, it also covers a few of the key national and Michigan educational benchmarks for music education. Finally, the goal is to create an educationally fun way of presenting the concepts of note-reading, key signature recognition, and rhythm comprehension for use in the author's classroom.
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.
Offering a variety of ideas and resources for the classroom and studio music teacher.
MusicTeachers.co.uk is a free service which aims to support musicians in every aspect of education and performance. They are the leading online service of its kind for UK music teachers, and help thousands of people every week find a music teacher and music lessons which are right for them.
New York Philharmonic Teacher Resources
Explore great lesson plans and other materials designed by Philharmonic Teaching Artists. All plans have been classroom tested and are available in text-searchable PDF format.
Oboes for Idgetz
Great site for teachers of oboe students, it's for the "oboe-challenged".
On and Off the Podium
Wendy Higdon’s materials also include recruitment and instrument fitting day supplies.
Online Music Theory Flashcards
An ever-growing collection of highly-customizable online music theory flash cards. These music flashcards can be used by beginning music students who are becoming acquainted with key music rudiments, all the way up to intermediate and advanced students who wish to fill in gaps here and there or increase fluency with existing knowledge.
A free music education resource that can be used by all instrumentalists and vocalists to keep track of daily practice.
The Open University Music Education Page
Offering students hoping to learn about music information on the history, cultural effects, genres and notable contributions to music. These contributions are continuous, but going back to the beginning provides a foundation to learning music.
Theory exercises, whole pieces, and more materials for the orchestra classroom.
The Piano Education Page
One-stop resource for teachers, students, parents of students, and fans of the piano with over 1000 pages of family-friendly information, upgraded regularly.
Mark Shepard's Flute Page
Resources to help you learn to play the flute or make a flute, plus know more about the flute—all from author/musician/flutemaker Mark Shepard.
The SmartMusic Blog
focuses on giving ensemble directors clear, actionable advice. Articles are written by educators around the country.
Offering sound clips, information about jazz events, a directory of jazz societies (by state and country), links to other jazz websites, and four online 'classes' featuring Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Benny Carter.
Taylor's Traditional Tunebook
Over 500 traditional tunes in General Midi format from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England and "the Colonies". Site is not updated and there is no technical support or answers to questions beyond what you can find on the FAQ or ReadMe pages.
Teachers Pay Teachers
Etsy for teachers – buy lesson plans and materials from teachers who know they work.
Etsy for teachers – buy lesson plans and materials from teachers who know they work.
TeacherVision Music Resources for Teachers (Grades K-12)
Bring some music into your classroom with lessons and printables! Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month in March or enjoy music on a regular basis with your students. They have multicultural activities incorporating Mexican, Native American, Chinese, and South American music into your curriculum; you'll find printable instructions for building musical instruments; they'll learn the history of musical genres like Rock 'n' Roll and Jazz with detailed references; and of course, there are lyrics of plenty of songs for you and your class to sing and enjoy!
teoría : Music Theory Web
Contains an online music theory guide, articles about music theory and a Java enhanced script for interactive play..
Ultimate Guide to Music Scholarships
One of the leading deterrents to getting a college education is a lack of finances. For some people, this inability to pay for tuition and other related costs can severely hinder their ambitions and future ability to earn the type of income that they desire. This is a problem regardless of what major a student is pursuing, including music. Financial assistance is important to many people in terms of making college not only affordable, but a reality. Fortunately for people who are pursuing a music major, there are several scholarships options that are available to them.
Viola in music
Extensive history on the viola, as well as resources for students and teachers, downloadable sheet music, play-along mp3s, midi files, and more.
A Web Based Introduction to Basic Music Theory and Music Composition
The site's lesson will introduce you to the basics of music theory. You will utilize two different web sites that will provide you with the fundamentals of music theory. These web sites will teach you about such topics as scales, chords, intervals and key signatures. The web sites will also provide you with several “quizzes” that you will print out, complete, and hand in for evaluation.