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16 Great Websites for Teaching and Learning Music

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Music is the universal language that connects us all. Finding the right resources to share this magic with students is important but can be time-consuming. We’ve done the work to put together this collection of the best music websites for teaching and learning. Most of these are free and perfect for students of all grade levels.

Smartmusic music websites for classrooms
Cost: $39.99 per year

SmartMusic is a web-based suite of music education tools and home to the largest interactive and digital music libraries.

Music Tech Teacher websites for teaching music

Cost: Free

This site includes student projects, videos, photos, and music compositions from former students in the Birmingham City School System. The site also has music technology links, quizzes, resources, and information for music teachers interested in using technology to enhance music instruction.

Teoria music websites for teaching music

Cost: Free

Interactive website featuring exercises that support MIDI keyboards and tutorials on reading music, harmonic functions, and more.

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Cost: Free

This very simple online ear training website has lessons on intervals, chords, scales, cadences, jazz chords, note location, and perfect pitch.

NY Philharmonic

Cost: Free

From teaching guides and kids’ activities to music videos and community projects, there’s a digital resource waiting for you on this comprehensive site.

PBS Music Games music websites for classrooms

Cost: Free

This colorful and interactive page introduces young kids to musical concepts through fun games and activities, including Feel the Music, Music Maker, and Cyber Pattern Maker.

K12 Resources for Music Educators websites for classroom

Cost: Free

This website includes extensive lists of resources for music teachers in five categories, including band, choir, orchestra, classroom, and general music education.

TeAchnology

Cost: Free

A collection of links to resources and music education plans by category. One of our music websites that works for students of all grade levels!

DSO Kids music websites for classroom

Cost: Free

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has created a wonderful hub for music students, including games and activities, an orchestra seating chart, a youth concert series, and Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra, a 30-minute animated film that explores the connection between creativity and technology.

The Kennedy Center

Cost: Free

The Kennedy Center’s Digital Resources Library allows you to the arts into your educational practices with our robust collection of free digital learning resources and arts-based lesson plans.

SF Symphony music websites for classrooms

Cost: Free

This site offers fun facts, activities, and lessons that support music education at home and includes resources for teachers.

Classics for Kids music website for classrom

Cost: Free

In addition to the fantastic activities, games, and lesson plans on this site, students can take advantage of the “Maestro of Tomorrow” program to identify outstanding and support young artists. The top prize is a $1,000 scholarship!

North Carolina Symphony music websites for classrooms

Cost: Free

Educators can access video and curriculum-aligned resource materials, including programs for preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school, for the Symphony’s in-person and virtual Education Concerts.

Musictheory music websites for classroom

Cost: Free

Students can access free lessons, exercises, and tools covering a wide range of topics from Note Duration to Chord Construction.

Classical Archives

Cost: $7.99 monthly or $79.90 annually

As the largest classical music website, Classical Archives breaks down music into categories such as “Greats” and “Must Know,” making it easy to create engaging lesson plans. Students and educators can also access the pre-made playlists or create their own!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Cost: Free

Teachers and parents, whether kids are in the classroom or learning from home, will find resources and activities that use the power of music to engage students of all ages.

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