This 'webliography' is a collection of websites that I find useful for teaching and endorse as an educator. These websites can be used for in class teaching, lesson resources or teacher reference.
IMSLP (The Petrucci Library) is the internet's best source for instrumental sheet music.
All of the music on the site is Public Domain and can be used for any project.
This is a wonderful resource for finding repertoire for playing in secondary school ensembles, or for analysis in classes such as IB or AP music.
The Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL) is the Choral equivalent of the IMSLP.
As indicated in the title of the website, all music on this site is Public Domain and can be used for any purpose without the need to worry about copyright.
This is a wonderful resource for finding repertoire for choral ensembles of any level, as well as for music for analysis in classes such as IB or AP music.
Musictheory.net is an online collection of lessons, exercises, and tools on basic music theory. It can be used as a wonderful resource both in and outside of classes to supplement theory learning at any level in school.
This website also has a mobile app for iPad, which would be very useful for a school that has iPad carts available, or 1 to 1 integration.
PBS Kid's Jazz 'garage' is a great interactive way for younger children to learn the basics of jazz. It features interactive activities for kids to learn about jazz history, instrumentation, and style.
I feature jazz in this link, but this interactive website features many other genres such as classical and reggae to explore in a similar way.
Classics for Kids is a division of the Cincinnati Public Radio network that offers podcasts for kids on various genres of music. It is a fantastic way to expose younger kids to diverse music while making it interesting for them.
A wonderful thing to put on the radio during a drive with your kids, or to send your students home with to listen with their parents!
Incredibox is a fun interactive music creation website that is a great way to introduce younger students to loop based composition.
The UI is incredibly friendly and easy to use, and features cute cartoon animations, and catchy loops.
Because of its simplicity, I would use Incredibox as the introduction of the concept of loop based composition before tackling the UI of Garageband, which while still friendly, is more difficult.
Arts Edge from the Kennedy Centre, is a massive free resource for lessons, instructional articles, and a break-down of the Standards for the Arts.
Beyond having an incredibly large selection of tools and resources for educators, there is a plethora of resources for students as well.
Podcasts, Articles, Videos, and other media on this website are geared towards teachers, students and parents, meaning that there is something here for everyone!
The New York Philharmonic's 'Kids Zone' is a collection of interactive browser based computer games for elementary students.
I would use this resource as a supplement to in class learning that students could use at home after a lesson. I would send the kids home with a piece of paper that has a link to a game on it that they can go home and play with their parents.
Education expert Sir Ken Robinson's selection of 10 TED talks he loves. TED is a wonderful resource for in class, out of class, and professional development for teachers.
I love watching Sir Ken Robinson Speak, but the opportunity to watch videos he enjoys is an interesting way to better understand his philosophies beyond his own presentations.
Presented by the Library of Congress, Music and the Brain is a collection of lectures, conversations and symposia on various topics surrounding neuroscience and its connection to music.
This is a wonderful podcast for music educators to gain insight into the less 'magical' side of music, and to learn effectively what it is in music that truly effects us on a scientific level.