Music Education Resources
Check out the websites below to access music databases, interactive learning platforms, and more.
Houston Music Teacher Video Database
Teachers from all corners of the Greater Houston area have graciously given access to music lessons and activities readily available for students' use. Visit this page to view these lessons or add your own to the list and help out your neighbors!
For a limited time, Alfred Music Publishing has made some of their resources and curricular music books available for free for educational purposes. Click the link above to explore free content for Piano, Choral/Vocal, Band, Orchestra, General Music, and Digital remote learning.
Click on the link above for an article about Remote Teaching with Eurhythmics. This approach promotes deeper musical comprehension by connecting music, movement, mind, and body. These YouTube channels also feature fun, interactive video lesson plans with Eurthythmics.
(1) Short-Short-Long - Fritz Anders
(2) Long-Short-Short - Fritz Anders
(3) Hip Hop Canon Walk - Marla Butke
BandLab for Education is an easy-to-use, all-in-one, free cloud-based platform where teachers and students can collaborate to assign and fulfill coursework. The platform features an online music studio and virtual instruments to help students create their own music and share with each other in a secure, private, online classroom space.
Visit Beth Thompson's website to access Worksheets, Lesson Plans, and Songs for Grades PreK-6th. Beth categorizes each song by skill, concept, and pitch content for easy lesson sequencing.
Use this online platform to direct students to new concepts and skills in music literacy. Educators and students can request free access during school closures.
Explore hands-on digital experiments that make music making and learning more fun! This free website allows you to make or teach your own melodies and rhythms with chords and sounds.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Hamilton creator Lin Manuel-Miranda invite students and families to use this free digital program to explore the world of the musical and America's founding era together, ultimately creating and performing their own narrative in the form of a song, rap, spoken word, or scene.
A platform for remote learning that allows educators and students to easily share content with one another. Teachers can upload different topics, and students can share responses and reflections via video. This software is free for educators, learners, and familes.
Host live quizzes for free on a video conference with your students to quickly assess understanding and comprehension on any topic. Create some healthy competition from any distance!
The Kodály Center: The American Folk Song Collection
The Kodály Center offers training and resources for teachers, conductors, parents, and others interested in the musical development of children. This website contains a database of folk songs with corresponding music education activities for all ages and levels.
Music ConstructED supports music educator’s professional growth and development through a collaborative community of teachers. This platform includes lesson inspirations, articles on music education, a networking forum, and professional development opportunities. Materials are dynamic, responsive, and relevant to today’s general music teacher and created by leading educators from around the globe.
Music Play is an online collection of music games and activities for PreK-6th grade. Practice rhythm, solfege singing, recorder, ukulele, boomwhacker, xylophone, guitar, and more! Music Play Online is offering free access through August 1, 2020. Enter the Username: snow and Password: 2020 to get started!
This comprehensive collection of websites, apps, and other resources is a fantastic start for anyone looking to expand their knowledge base or musical ability. Of particular value is a list of grants and assistance available for college tuition, private musical instruction, and purchasing instruments.
This website features hundreds of free tutorials and quiz platforms to reinforce concepts of music theory, from elementary to advanced. Teachers can set parameters specific to their grade level before sharing with students.
Video library of engaging musical activities and curriculum for kids ages 2-12. Prodigies is offering a special 21-day free trial to access its entire video curriculum!
QuaverMusic is a world leader in online curriculum development for grades Pre-K to 8 with engaging digital resources. Schools that are impacted by interruptions caused by COVID-19 can request free access to QuaverMusic's resources.
Create free, gamified quizzes or tutorials for students on any topic. This platform is free for teachers, students, and parents.
Comprehensive list of remote learning & teaching resources, virtual concerts & tours resources, as well as free and discount services for teachers.
Free access to videos and worksheets for teaching and learning music fundamentals and advanced theory for Grades K-12. Teachers can also get information on setting up digital classrooms, music technology, and more. The Shed is offering free passes for its music production curriculum to any school closed due to Covid-19.
Jennifer Bailey's blog has lesson plans and musical activities that are perfect for the classroom or at home. Jennifer's YouTube channel also has several of these plans available for easy student viewing and participation.
Set up a free teacher account and start assigning quizzes and tutorials to your classroom. Students can practice exercises for fluency before testing. Anyone can access the exercises for free.
A large collection of fun Kodály-based lesson plans with worksheets, activities, and craft ideas for elementary music levels.