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Fun Music Links
Fun Music Links!

Web Links

For kids:

Learn about instruments and read musicians' interviews.

Morton Subotnick's Creating Music is a children's online creative music environment for children of all ages. It's a place for kids to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles.

San Francisco Symphony Kids
Excellent interactive site for kids! Meet the notes and the instruments of the orchestra, and send a postcard!

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony's magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, parents and teachers.

New York Philharmonic
Kidzone is a place for kids to come and learn about the New York Philharmonic and about the instruments, music, musicians, composers and conductors of symphony music.

PBS Kids
Home of your favorite PBS Kids characters with thousands of pages of learning and fun to explore. Play over 100 games, hear your favorite theme songs, read interactive stories.

The Music Center offers music books, concert listings, contests, music store listings, CD's and online music to listen to, concert dates, and the Stage - where you can play instruments online. Check out the Music Center's Sing-Along! (some activites require the Shockwave Plug-in)

National Gallery of Art Kids
Art games and activities.

For Grown-ups:
Children’s Music Workshop

Music advocacy, education, find teachers for kids who want music lessons.

Links to a wide variety of music resource web sites.

PBS Parents
Useful advice on Reading&Language, Health&Safety, Work&Family.

MENC (National Association for Music Education)
Networking communities, standards and benchmarks, industry information.
For kids, parents, educators, and musicians.

Global Music Network
Classical Music, Jazz & Opera - see exclusive live events, buy CDs, listen to complete pieces of music, watch video interviews with artists and tune into GMN radio.

GoCityKids Los Angeles
The City Guide for Parents. Events calendar; search; activity finder; list of children’s concerts & activities.

Nursery Songs
Classic nursery songs and children's music composed by J.W. Elliott.

Children’s Books
on Music and Art

PreK - 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 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 Pavlova
  • Suzette and the Puppy by Joan Sweeney

Grades 1-2

  • The Nutcracker by Janet Schulman
  • Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera by Anne Siberell and Frederica Von Stade
  • The Magic Flute by Ann Gatti
  • The Bear Who Loved Puccini by Arnold Sundgaard and Dominic Catalano
  • Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nicholand Scott Cameron
  • National Gallery of Art Activity Book, 25 Adventures with Art by Maura Clarkin

Music Software
for Children
  • Music Ace, 1 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' animated teacher and his animated friends, the 'Singing Notes', 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.
  • MiDisaurus
    The musical dinosaur uses an edutainment approach to teach music as fun through colorful animation, fun-filled games and songs to play and sing along with! The MiDisaurus music education software series teaches basic musical and keyboard skills. Appropriate for ages 4 through 10.
  • Music Blocks
    By fitting colorful blocks into their "baby boom-box," kids compose different musical melodies and rhythms. They can create at random or carefully build familiar tunes by matching the shapes on the blocks.
  • Pixter Plus Creativity System
    Now kids can customize their opening screen, choose favorite screen savers, add awesome sound effects, create their own stamper designs, “type” messages and stories and even set their own passcode to keep unwanted guests out.
  • Morton Subotnick's Making Music
    and Morton Subotnick's Making More Music
    Published by Voyager and recommended for ages 3-8, this title may no longer be available.
  • Clifford’s Musical Memory Games
    Use your thinking skills to help Clifford 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
Music CDs
for Children
  • 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.Levine
  • Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
  • Carnival of the Animals, Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Peter and the Wolf, Serge Prokofiev
  • Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery, Douglas Cowling (composer) et al
  • Mozart’s Magic Fantasy, Wolfgang A. Mozart (composer) et al
  • Hallelujah Handel, Douglas Cowling (composer) et al
  • Mr. Bach Comes to Call, Karen Lavut, Martin Lavut (composer)
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Classical Kids Series
  • Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Classical Kids Series
  • Classical Music for Children, Claude Debussy (composer) et al
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