Free online music sites:
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, pow-wow drums and guiros along
with cultural background information.
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.
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!
The new SFSKids presents an updated online experience entirely different from the original SFSKids.
Some of brand-new features and content throughout SFSKids include: 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 use
of some game-based techniques to motivate repeated listening and engagement; gesture-controlled
simulation scenarios using the mouse and keyboard to provide “hands-on” experiences of playing
instrument and conducting music; interactive online tutorials to learn about music basics; the
opportunity for users to compose and notate their own original music; and much more.
The site features games, listen and learn, and various teacher resources, from the Dallas Symphony
Great graphics and fun games-like the clarinet scavenger hunt-make this New York Philharmonic
website great, especially for instrumental students.
LSO Play allows you to experience the orchestra from multiple points of view.
Cincinnati Music Hall Tour
Walk in this virtual tour through Cincinnati Music Hall, home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Take a turn looking out from the conductor’s podium, learning about
the instrument sections and experience the architecture.
Music Game/Theory/History/Listening Websites
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
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 a question!
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
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 includes games and songs. 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 website.
This site offers many links to quality classical music sites.
Features online, interactive piano lessons that can be used in conjunction with traditional piano
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
Elementary-age students can enjoy exploring, creating and manipulating music.
Elementary students can enjoy playing with an interactive Improvisation Station.
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.
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.
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.
A music educational portal designed especially for kids and music beginners. Primarily focusing on
the piano basics, they produce games to learn music easily with fun.
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.
Sphinx Kids contains interactive games and videos.
Classics for Kids contains games, music lessons, lesson plans and information on composers and
classical music. (For students and teachers.)
Fun music stuff just for kids.
Theta Music Trainer features music and ear training games.
Contains an online music theory guide, articles about music theory and a Java enhanced script for
A fabulous general resource page from the Piano Technicians Guild for anyone involved in any way
with keyboard instruments.
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.
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.