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.

San Francisco Symphony’s Keeping Score
For Adults - General

San Francisco Symphony’s Keeping Score

This in-depth, multimedia project offers rich, interactive content in three areas: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, Copland and the American Sound, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  The Keeping Score project also includes television and radio broadcasts on these and other topics.

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SF Symphony Kids
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

SF Symphony Kids

Interactive, animated for kids who can read to explore music-making: harmonies, rhythms, etc.

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SmartMusic
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

SmartMusic

Smart Music is a subscription-based music software that provides access to a huge library of background accompaniment. Students play or sing their own parts and get instant feedback on their computer. An online version of the Music Minus One concept.

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Sphinx Kids
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Sphinx Kids

Sphinx Kids is part of the project that brings classical music to underserved schools, nationwide. This interactive website uses some technology from the New York Philharmonic's Educaton Department.

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Sprocket Works
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Sprocket Works

The "Music" section of this interactive site offers a visual look at history, note reading tips, games and more. Roll a cursor over a country to hear its music, or over a section of the orchestra to hear its sound.

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teoría: Music Theory Web
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

teoría: Music Theory Web

This international site is a great resource for learning music theory. From beginning level to advanced, exercises and tutorials cover most aspects of theory from note reading, to ear training to lessons on musical form.

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids

Games and activities, listening to composers and guides for the DSO's Youth Programs. Helpful lists of teacher resources and educational links.

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Theta Music Trainer
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Theta Music Trainer

Cool set of tools and games designed to help aspiring young musicians develop essential skills. Theta Music Trainer is designed to give regular training in four key areas; melody, harmony, rhythm and sound.

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Torah Tots
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

Torah Tots

Torah Tots is a colorful, interactive website designed to get kids learning Torah with joy and happiness. Torah Tots is also a band, and they've provided samples of their lively music. Celebrate the various Jewish holidays including Chanukah by clicking on games, music, coloring pages, recipes and more.

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UpToTen
For Kids, Parents and Teachers

UpToTen

This entirely bi-lingual website (English/French) is visited by kids internationally. Best for early childhood, ages 0-5, Up To Ten serves up interactive games in many categories, including music. Even the youngest kids can click to create their own tunes or dance steps along with charming animated hosts Boowa and Kwala.

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