This page contains links to Web sites for music education. Many of these sites
were featured in the "Web Sitings" column in Music
Education Technology Magazine (MET) by Steven Estrella of StevenEstrella.com
and ShearSpire, Inc.
As of Fall 2007, Karen Garrett is the new author for the Web Sitings column. Steve just got too busy. Please see her site at: http://www.musictechteacher.com/websitings.htm.
Music Education Technology magazine stopped publication in Winter of 2007.
On occasion, however, I will continue to add links here when I find new sites
Music Appreciation Resources
These sites host teacher-created Web pages, quizzes, calendars, and other
Web Sites that Help Teachers Create Online Music Education Resources
These sites host teacher-created Web pages, quizzes,
calendars, and other online activities.
Early Childhood Music and Movement
Opera and Theater
Digital Sheet Music
Sites for Young Kids
Sites for Young Children to Browse
Sites for children must be devoid of objectional content and must make every
effort to protect the privacy of the children who use the site. The content of
a site for use by children should be reviewed by the teacher and, if possible,
the parents. This list contains sites that are used by children in elementary
school music education.
Sites for Older Children to Browse
Sites for older children contain content that involves abstract thinking. These sites also tend to be less game and entertainment oriented.
Sites for Teachers to Browse
The teacher will wish to become familiar with all the sites in the sections
above for children. The teacher will also browse a wider variety of sites to
obtain text, graphic, video, and audio resources for presentation in class. The
following list of sites may be of assistance to you as you look for resources
for your teaching.
This site gives instructions for properly citing Internet resources in your
reports, theses, etc.
This site offers countless MIDI files and MP3 files of classical music you may
use for educational presentations.
Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers
This site offers biographical information on more than 500 composers of
Western art music as well as links to books and CDs.
- Hobbes' Internet Timeline
This site offers the definitive timeline of the history of the Internet.
- The Internet Content Rating
This site offers a voluntary rating system for web authors. Many web page
screening software programs use this system to prevent sites with objectionable
content from being viewed by children. Sometimes these programs prevent
valuable sites from being viewed by children. As more sites adopt the ICRA
rating system, screen software will be able to do a better job of finding safe
sites for kids.
- The K-12 National Standards, PreK Standards, and What They Mean to
This site discusses the MENC National Standards.
- MiBAC Music Theory Pages
This site has online tutorials on music reading and music theory
This site has sample tracks from CDs of artists performing many music idioms.
You may legally download and use the sample tracks for your education
- Music Icons, Animations and Images
The graphics on this site can be used to spice up your worksheets, web sites, and presentations.
- Music Education WebRing
This site has links to many other sites devoted to music education.
- Music, The Universal Language!
This site offers a nice collection of activities, songs, and links for
teaching music to young children.
This site has a search engine that only returns sites with ICRA ratings
appropriate for children.
- The Technology Institute for
This site is an important resource for teachers who wish to employ digital
technologies in their teaching.
- Web Delivery of Music Instruction: Fulfilling the Promise of
This page is an outline of a presentation on using the web for music
education. There are many valuable links here for educators at all levels.
- Mike Klinger's What's New
in Music Technology - This article is updated monthly
by Mike Klinger of The Synthesis MIDI Workshop.