Online Learning Resources
The web offers countless resources for learning more about classical music. Here is our guide to the best of the best....for kids, adults and those who want to dive really deep.
It's a free online ear training program. Progress from simple intervals to cadences and chords. Test your perfect pitch.
In Bb 2.0
Mix your own atmospheric music by experimenting with triggering these pre-recorded videos. In Bb 2.0 is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls, and developed with contributions from users.
Jake the Philharmonic Dog
Creative teenagers will realize their song writing dreams with this free online program that allows you to create your own songs using pre-recorded elements for accompaniment. Express yourself even if you have not mastered an instrument, or play your instrument along with other recorded tracks.
A set of learning tools to help kids learn to improvise on the piano. Purchase play along books and cds, view workshops in your area, or take a lesson online.
Find lyrics to 2,000 kids songs, listen to or download audio clips or use the search tool if you know a few words and want to find the song. You can also print sheet music and lyrics, all for free.
Music Education at Data Dragon
Data Dragon provides exercises in reading music, tips on different instruments and genres, and a daily digest of historical happenings. Their new feature is a message board for asking musical questions.
NY Philharmonic Kidzone
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone is an interactive, animated site for kids (who can read), with sections on instruments of the orchestra, composers, members of the orchestra, musical matching games and composing games. Sound clips available throughout the site. (Requires Adobe Shockwave player)
Pandora is free Internet radio, with choices of what type of music to stream. Genre stations for kids include Toddler, Tween, Lullabye and Children's Folk Songs.
PBS Jazz Kids
This PBS site teaches younger, elementary school kids about jazz artists and instruments and allows them to play with improvisation. Set up your bandstand and get ready to jam.