Best Children's Music

Teachers will find a wealth of age appropriate music materials including best picks in the categories of Infants & Toddlers, Early Childhood, Older Kids, Folk Music, Holiday, World/Jazz and Poetry. Listen to music samples, browse song lyrics and read reviews of the author's recommendations.

CHICO's Musical Heritage Network

CHICO's Music Heritage Network (MHN) welcomes you to a dynamic community of educators, musicians, students and anyone interested in multimedia use and cultural studies. MHN is committed to providing online multicultural resources designed for curriculum development. Currently, this site features sound, text and visual materials; although created with K-12 classes in mind, everyone can enjoy intriguing sights and sounds from around the world.

Continental Harmony

The Continental Harmony Project brings composers and communities together to create new music that reflects their history, culture and hopes for the future. Click on a point to see and hear projects across the country or in your own state.

FFFBI: The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation

This is an interactive website that uses humor and storytelling to help kids ages 8-13 learn about places and cultures around the world through a wide range of subjects, including geography, math, science, music and history.

Instrumental Music Resource Page

Wonderful resource for students, parents, teachers of instrumental music.

KET--Arts Toolkit

"At the Arts Toolkit web site teachers will find high-quality lesson plans and other resources in dance, drama, visual arts, and music, all designed to help integrate the arts into the classroom experience. Students are invited to visit the Student Center for quick access to information about arts careers, our virtual museum, and other interesting activities." "This web site is the online component of the KET Arts Toolkit project, an innovative collaboration between Kentucky’s arts and education communities. See About the Arts Toolkit to learn more about this award-winning multimedia project and the partners who made it possible."


Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.

Music Theory

Ricci Adams, the creator of MusicTheory, has created a resource that uses engaging ways to learn and understand music theory. The site is contains a vast large number of interactive music resources including interactive lessons, activities, and even calculators. He has assigned a creative commons license to the activities which gives teachers freedom to use them in creative ways as they work with students. These activities would work very effectively in the classroom using interactive boards. A newer version of the site is anticipated in the summer of 2010.

PBS Teacher Source - Lessons and Activities

View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.

Pete's Power Point Station

Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.

Read Write Think

The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."

San Francisco Symphony Kids Fun with Music

This site will help you learn about music from rhythm to the instruments in an orchestra. It's geared towards kids, but it's fun for adults too. You will need the free Flash player to use this site.

Songs for Teaching

Using music to promote learning. Ideas and resources for using music to teach content across the curriculum to students of all ages.

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