Melbourne Graduate School of Education Music Education Portal



Here is a selection of primary music websites. Other primary resources can be found in their respective areas of the Music Education Portal.


Classics for Kids
A fantastic website that features the work of different composers to expose and interest students in classical music and includes teacher resources that incorporate various musical philosophies such as Kodaly and Orff.


DSOkids - Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The DSOkids website provides lots of activities, resources and information in its separate Teacher and Student websites.


The New York Philharmonic Kidzone
A fantastic resource for composition, orchestration, music technology activities for young students


Putumayo Kids Teacher Tools
A collection of world music cds and accompanying teacher guides for teaching children African, Brazilian and Hawaiian music.


SFS Kids - Fun with Music
The kids website of the San Francisco Symphony


Enchanted Learning


BBC online musical activities for ages 4-11 and useful links


ABC It's ‘Play School'


U.K. BBC Musical Activities and lesson plans


U.K. Two very interesting Dance/Musical stories for young children


U.K. BBC Musical activities and links for early very young children


U.K. BBC Wide range of online activities and musical games


The BBC has compiled a series of articles by music educators on music and early childhood development


U.K. BBC Useful interactive instruments and orchestras site


Arts Alive: The National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa


Morton Subotnick’s Creating Music
A collection of music games and activities aimed at primary-level students.


Jazz - PBS Kids
An interactive website to introduce kids to the history and characteristics of jazz music through games, activities, videos and articles.


Play! Making Tracks -  BBC Performing Groups
Various games that involve playing Macromedia Flash Virtual instruments including playing gamelans from different countries and saving Peer Gynt from trolls.


‘Foxy Dancer’s dance game’
A macromedia flash game aimed at young children


Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry Be Happy" Game
The interactive game on famous acapella musician, Bobby McFerrin, allows students to create their own arrangement of his famous 'Don't Worry Be Happy' by choosing which parts to add to their orchestration.


Science of Music: Exploratorium's Accidental Scientist
Online 'exhibits' and activities that explore the science of music. flash, ICT, Games, composition, primary, secondary, science, interdisciplinary.


SFS Kids - Fun with Music
A music education site for kids and families by the San Francisco Orchestra


Music games - Learn music notes education the fun way!
Games and basic lessons for young music students. Lots of advertising makes this not as user-friendly as most sites.


Music Videos - Teachers TV
Music Education videos that cover all aspects of teaching, enjoying and engaging with music.


Teacher TV UK: Teacher Trainee
The Trainee Teacher Hub has videos, tips and groups to get you started in your teaching career, whether you're a PGCE, GTP or Teach First teacher.


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