This collection of websites includes music games, interactive educational sites and ideas for crafts!
This collection of websites introduces instruments and instrument families in fun and interactive ways.
The Houston Symphony has created an engaging series of videos for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students. Introduce yourself to musical ideas that you may have never known existed!
Books about Composers & Classical Music:
This is a series of introductory books about major composers intended for elementary age children. Some of the composers that are covered are: Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Bach, and Tchaikovsky.
Based on composer Camille Saint-Saënz’ 14 work musical composition for children, this book is a good introduction to classical music for preschool and early elementary-age children. Children will even learn how to listen for the animal sounds made by the instruments throughout the work!
This book and CD provide snippets of famous classical works, and teaches about the instruments that make up the orchestra.
This is a fun way to introduce kids to classical music. Peter and the Wolf is a musical story about a boy who outsmarts a wolf, and the various characters are played by different instruments of the orchestra!
This book introduces young children (and the young at heart) to the story of how printed music actually began.
Meet the Orchestra is a lyrical romp of the orchestra beginning with animal musicians who slowly gather for an evening performance. Poetic descriptions suggest the sounds of the instruments, and lively watercolor illustrations capture the playful essence of each musician and musical instrument.
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