1. "TheAudition Room." We refer to this link often, as it contains a vast amount of sound files of the Great Masters of Music. The list is constantly growing, so please check it often.
2. "TheSymphony: An Interactive Guide." Users may listen to music and browse alphabetically by country or by composer and hear the most famous works of each.
3. LegoMindStorms- Build and program Lego robots!
4. ThePiano Education Page-Just for Kids-A variety of musical activities and resources for kids.
5. Sing Along Songs and Name That Tune-Sing along with a variety of songs.
6. The Classical Archives-The largest archive of its kind on the web, offers thousands of classical music files in MIDI, Windows Media and MP3 format you can listen to at the click of your mouse. Most composers are represented - with biographies and timelines. A major award-winning cultural site which provides its own indexes and search engines by keywords or composer.
7. Meet the Composer-The Piano Education Page
8. Instruments at the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University School of Music. This link/site will connect you to information about most musical instruments.
9. Learn about Instruments- At this website, you learn about the different families and different types of instruments.
10. San Francisco Symphony Kids' Web Site-http://www.sfskids.org/templates/splash.asp
11. This Neuroscience for KidsPages is from the University of Washington. Fun, informative, and include sinformation on the Mozart Effect.
12. Musictheory.netAn interactive website with music theory tutorials for students and teachers by Ricci Adams. Lesson topics include: staff, clef, and ledger lines;note duration; measure and time signatures; rest duration; dots and ties; simple and compound meter; odd meter; steps and accidentals and more. A chord calculator, staff paper generator, and matrix generator are available for online use. You can download the stand-alone version of the trainers and utilities. There is also a forum for sharing information and asking questions. Nicely done, Flash intensive.
13. Science of Music: Exploratorium's Accidental Scientist-Explore the science of music through online exhibits, movies and questions. Along the way, you can compose, mix, dance, drum, experiment and listen. Made possible by the National Foundation of Science Funding. (Requires Flash)
14. Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids Site- Listen to and view instruments of the orchestra.
15. KidSpace-The Internet Public Library- Listen to music, create music, read about composers, and a wealth of additional musical resources for elementary students.
16. Ludwig van Beethoven- Biography for students. Includes sound files, puzzles, and additional resources.
17. Unifix Drum Machine- http://www.philtulga.com/unifix.html
18. Instruments of the Orchestra Listening Game -Listen to an instrument, and then match the sound to its picture.
19. National Geographic Kids- Pictures, facts, short videos and other activities. This link will take you to the page about sea stars.
20. MusicTheory.net- Lessons, activities, and tools to help understand the basics of music.
21. Lomax the Hound of Music- pbskids.org- Enjoy the adventures of Lomax the musical hound dog.
23. The Instruments of the Orchestra- games, activities and information about instruments and composers.
24. Movement and Dance Links:
Four White Horses- Clapping Game
Alabama Gal- Play Party
Bim Bum- Hand Clapping game
Sevens -Hand Clapping Game
Hand Tic Tac Toe Clapping Game
The Student Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Music, Paskent, Uzbekistan.
In a recent discussion with my students, we discussed following our dreams. This 7 year old student became proficient in violin in one year and learned orchestral conducting in six months.