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.

Classics for Kids
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Classics for Kids

This award-winning radio show from WGUC Cincinnati Public Radio with host Naomi Lewin airs on stations nation-wide. Listen to the shows on the website--each brings a composer to life with plenty of musical examples. Download accompanying activity sheets and composers bios and take a quiz on what you've just heard. A perfect overview of music history and style for kids age seven and older.

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Creating Music
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Creating Music

This site provides “children of all ages” an online outlet for exploring music composition.

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids

Resources for kids and teachers: instruments of the orchestra, printable illustrations, composer bios, etc.

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Doctor Noize
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Doctor Noize

Doctor Noize creates multi-media productions for kids and adults to play and learn together. Learn the fundamentals of music in the Banana Project. Get apps, books, CDs, and meet the colorful band characters and more.

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Essentials of Music
For Adults - General

Essentials of Music

Produced by WW Norton publishers and Sony BMG, in conjunction with their collection of classical recordings, Essential Classics. The site has basic overview of historic periods, composers, and a glossary of musical terms.

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From the Top
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

From the Top

Connected to nationally syndicated public radio show focusing on young classical musicians.

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Good Ear
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Good Ear

It's a free online ear training program. Progress from simple intervals to cadences and chords. Test your perfect pitch.

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In Bb 2.0
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

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.

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Jake the Philharmonic Dog
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Jake the Philharmonic Dog

Based on the illustrated children’s book by Karen LeFrak, this interactive site offers voice-guided games that take children through different instruments and sounds of the orchestra. Especially good for pre-readers.

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JamStudio
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

JamStudio

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.

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