Whether you’re looking for something to help pass the time, bring the family together, calm your nerves, or engage the kids, Music is an amazing tool to help with all of these things. To that end, Music For Everyone has compiled a list of music resources that just about anyone can use to soothe, inspire, uplift, smile, sing or dance. Whatever age you may be and regardless, of whether you are a beginner, intermediate, pro player or simply love to listen, here are some links that can unleash the power of music in your household.
Interactive Instrument Guide:
A “little bit of everything” and good starting place:
Beginner Piano Instruction:
Musician Relief Resources:
Online Concert Resources:
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.
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.
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!
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 Orchestra.
Great graphics and fun games-like the clarinet scavenger hunt-make this New York Philharmonic website great, especially for instrumental students.
play.lso.co.uk 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
Playing the piano is an enjoyable activity that engages your brain, body, and emotions as you learn to express yourself through music. Piano playing requires development of psychomotor skills involving the hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders. Therefore, it is important to understand and apply proper technique as you learn and practice at the piano.
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.
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!
https://jazzpower.org/ – Jazz Power Initiative offers a unique, holistic and highly effective approach to jazz education, performance, audience and community building that develops life-skills through active listening, empathic communication and cross-cultural and cross-generational collaboration
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.
Funbrain offers games on composers, instruments, reading and
Learning about and listening to different instruments,
reading music, musical genres and links to additional sites are the features of
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
www.homeworkspot.com/theme/classicalmusic.htm 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.
Students can test their music knowledge with quizzes,
matches, concentration card games and other activities.
Elementary-age students can enjoy exploring, creating and
Elementary students can enjoy playing with an interactive
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
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
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 interactive play.
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
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.
www.listentoyourbuds.org/ 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 devastating, lifelong effects that can accompany hearing loss.