Music Education Resources

Music Education Resources

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Music Education Resources on the Web

  • New York Philharmonic Kids – A great site where you can do all kinds of fun activities, including various games for composing your own music, a lab to invent your own instruments, and plenty of more fun things to explore.
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids – You can have all kinds of music fun with this great site from the DSO. Learn about famous conductors and then test your knowledge playing Beethoven Baseball, or color in a composer.
  • Kids Public Radio – An ad free, commercial free online radio station for kids, with channels for lullabies, stories, and songs written for and by young people.
  • Classics For Kids -You can learn a lot about classical music here, with a featured composer each month, interviews with various professional musicians about what they do, and plenty of great resources about instruments and music in general.
  • SFSKids -The San Francisco Symphony’s music learning site for kids and families, with activities like the Music Lab that encourages exploration using basic musical concepts.
  • Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures – Interactive musical explorations using Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and Dvorak’s 9th Symphony “New World.”
  • ThinkBright – A WNED kids site where you can get news, watch videos, play games, and learn about a variety of different topics including music.
  • ThinkBright Music Teacher Resources – Another WNED sponsored site with musical based resources for various grade levels.
  • ARTSEDGE -The Kennedy Center’s extensive database of music learning resources for educators, families and students.
  • Naxos -Information on Classical concert etiquette and concert hall traditions
  • Teoria – Lessons on music theory and useful exercises for aural skills
  • MusicTheory – In depth step by step lessons on everything from the basics to neapolitan chords
  • Noteflight – An inexpensive online notation program that allows you to create multiple files and share your work with other composers and songwriters.
  • Music Law Resource Guide – A compilation of websites that address copyright and music publishing topics.
  • IMSLP – The International Music Score Library Project has a vast collection of music scores that have become public domain.
  • – The BPO’s very own principal flutist Christine Davis has a website full of resources.  Not just for flutists!

Local Music Teacher Associations

  • CCMTA – Cattaraugus County Music Teachers Association
  • CCMTA – Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association
  • ECMEA – Erie County Music Educators Association
  • NCMEA – Niagara County Music Educators Association
  • NYSMTA – New York State Music Teachers Association
  • NYSSMA – New York State School Music Association
  • MTNA – Music Teachers National Association

Local Music Making Opportunities