On this page you will find some of Mr. Joella’s favorite music and educational web pages that coordinate with things we learn in music class at OMS. This list was put together by Mrs. Feher at Kratzer Elementary School! Among these sites, you will find games to help you review musical terms and symbols, instrument information and sounds, and places to compose your own music. We use many of these sites in our music classes. Have fun learning and creating with these very cool sites!
NY Philharmonic Kid Zone– in the game room you will find many great activities, including Instrument Frenzy, Percussion Showdown, and MusiQuest. While you are here check out the Instrument Lab, Composer’s Workshop, and Musician’s Lounge, too.
DSO Kids– Dallas Symphony Orchestra has put together some great musical games and fun activities that are perfect for elementary school age children. If you want to learn more about composers and their music, this is a great place to start.
Classics for Kids– play games, listen to many famous pieces, and learn about all kinds of music. While you are here check out the Rockin’ Rhythm Master and Note Name Games!
Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – learn about the instruments of the orchestra through a Safari expedition. Animated story and inter-active game for elementary age students. Highly recommended for our young musicians!
SFS Kids, Fun With Music – excellent games and activities to learn the basics of music; produced by the San Francisco Symphony.
Music K-8 Kids – this is the home of Piggy’s Music Lessons, Downloadable Kid Tunes, Virtual Boomwhackers, and many more fun music activities to play on-line and print. Great for all grade levels.
Little Amadeus – here is the place to learn about Mozart. You can explore his music, his life, and the world in which he lived.
Morton Subotnick’s Creating Music – many activities to help you create, design, and record your own music.
eMusic Theory – numerous games to help you drill and practice those pesky note names, rhythm values, and music terms; best for Grades 3, 4, and 5.
Beethoven’s Baseball – on this site you can review your knowledge of composers as you play your way around Beethoven’s Baseball diamond.
Musical Fraction Bars – use your knowledge of fractions to compose music using this special virtual music machine.
Cucumber Pickle – create some silly rhythmic songs with the Cucumber Pickle music machine. Too much fun…and very addicting!!
Music Activities and Arts Integration lessons – Connecting Music to Math, Reading, and Science- this site contains many great on-line musical activities and virtual music machines to help you understand how other subjects impact the world of music. This is the home site of the Cucumber Pickle Machine and Musical Fraction Bars.
PBS Kids Music – this site is great for Grades K-2. Many songs and musical activities from various PBS children’s programming.
PBS Jazz Kids – this site is for kids and adults of all ages who want to learn about jazz music. Meet some fabulous musicians and make some music!
Musical Jeopardy Game – test your musical knowledge to earn points in this fun game.
The Star Spangled Banner – Words, music, and history of our National Anthem
Virtual Keyboard – have fun playing music on this piano
Virtual Xylophone – create your own songs on this virtual xylophone
Virtual Metronome – use this virtual metronome to help you keep a steady beat while you are practicing your instrument or singing.
Noteflight – free site which allows you to notate, hear, and print your own compositions. Highly recommended for older elementary students
Instrument Encyclopedia – a sampler of some of the world’s most interesting musical instruments
Silver Burdett Making Music – reference articles and information about many music subjects that correlate with our Making Music book series