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Learn about instruments, read interviews with musicians, find an orchestra or a music teacher

Morton Subotnick’s Creating Music
An on-line creative music environment for children on all ages, a place for kids to compose music, play with musical instruments, music games and music puzzles

Classics for Kids
Web broadcast radio shows on classical music for kids, interactive games, resources

PBS Kids
Home of your favorite PBS kids characters with learning and fun games to explore

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
LACO Kids’ On-line, a series of “Let’s Discover Music” activities with music, interviews with musicians and composers, resources and more

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony’s magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, parents, and teachers, searchable database of musical lesson plans

New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic’s Kidzone is a place for kids to come and learn about the orchestra, the instruments, musicians, composers and conductors

San Francisco Symphony
Excellent interactive site for kids, music fundamentals taught within entertaining learning experiences

This site includes mystery stories, interviews, contests, and a club, for ages 7 – ll

An educational gaming site, hundreds of interactive games divided by subject and grade level

American Girl
Fun for girls, web games, activities for pre-teen girls

National Gallery of Art
Games and activities in the fine arts


Children's Books on Music and Art
Pre-K – Kindergarten
Max Found Two Sticks by J. Brian Pinkney
The Orchestra by Dick Bruna
The Animal Orchestra by Nick Sharratt
Classical Cats by David Chesky
The Happy Hedgehog Band by Martin Waddell and Jill Barton
Meet the Orchestra by Ann Hayes and Karmen Thompson
Mr. Putter and Tabby Toot the Horn by Cynthia Rylant and Arthur Howard

Grades K – 1
The Story of the Incredible Orchestra by Bruce Koscielniak
Musical Instruments from A to Z by Bobbie Kalman
Zin!Zin!Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss and Marjorie Priceman
The Philharmonic Gets Dressed by Karla Kuskin and Marc Simont
Charlotte in Giverny by Joan Knight
I Dreamed I Was a Ballerina by Anna Pavolva
Suzette and the Puppy by Joan Sweeney
The Piano by William Miller
Mole Music by David McPhail
The Dog Who Sang at the Opera by Jim West and Marshall Iven
The Cello of Mr. O by Jane Cutler
The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow
Back’s Big Adventure by Sallie Ketcham
The Bat Boy and his Violin by Gavin Curtis
The Cat Who Loved Mozart by Patricia Austin
Fiddle for Angus by Budge Wilson
Gabriella’s Song by Candace Fleming
A Mouse Called Wold by Dick King-Smith
Nate the Great and the Musical Note by Marjorie Weinman-Sharmat

Grades 1 – 2
The Nutcracker by Janet Schulman
Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera by Anne Siberell and Frederica Von Stae
The Magic Flute by Ann Gati
The Bear Who Loved Puccini by Arnold Sundgaard and Doominic Catalano
Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett
Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nicholand and Scott Cameron
National Gallery of Art Activity Book, 25 Adventures with Art, l by Maura Clarkin
Hallelujah Handel by Douglas Cowling
Gus and Grandpa and he Piano Lesson by Claudia Mills
Molly and the Sword by Robert Shlasko
Making Music by Susan Bonners


Music Software and Cds for Kids
Music Software for Kids

Music Ace, l and 2
Provides a fun and comprehensive introduction to music fundamentals for beginning music students of any age. Following the guidance and directions of “maestro max” and his animated friends students participate in over 200 lessons and challenging games, plus compose and perform to their own original music works using the innovative Music Doodle Pad

The musical dinosaur uses an edutainment approach to teach music through colorful animation, fun filled games and songs. The MiDisaurus music education software series teaches basic music and keyboard skills. Appropriate for ages 4 – l0

Clifford’s Musical Memory Games
Use thinking skills to help Clifford and the Big Red Dog and his friends bring music back to Birdwell Island

Pianomouse Meets the Great Composers
An introduction to music history for ages 8 and up, published by pianomouse.com

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: The Musical Game (v2)
Music Games International
Interactive music games, puzzles, music dictionary, based on the music of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

Mozart’s Magic Flute: The Musical Game
Music Games International
Interactive music games, puzzles, music dictionary, based on Mozart’s Magic Flute

Alice in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: The Musical Game
Twelve different musical games, riddles, listening room and dictionary of musical instruments based on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Making Music: Create! Play! Experience!
Designed to develop knowledge of music fundamentals, kids can create and play music, add instruments, rhythm and melody to make their own compositions

Hearing Music
Listening skills and learning fundamentals of music through famous pieces of music

Music CDs for Kids

The Classical Child at the Opera, Metromusic

Pavarotti’s Opera Made Easy – My Favorite Opera for Children, Georges Bizet (composer), et al

Story of the Orchestra, Meredith Hamilton (illustrator) Robert T. Levin

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Carnival of the Animals, Camille Saint-Seans

Peter and the Wolf, Serge Prokofiev

Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery, Douglas Crowling (composer) et al

Mozart’s Magic Fantasy, Wolfgang Mozart (composer) et al

Hallelujah Handel, Douglas Crowling (composer) et al

Mr. Bach Comes to Call, Karen Lavut, Martin Lavut (composer)

Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Classical Kids Series

Tchaikovsky Lives Upstairs, Classical Kids Series

Classical Music for Children Claude Debussy (composer) et al





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