Resources for Teachers


For some fantastic ideas about music and the curriculum,


( Light, that is)


First column:

How to Introduce Music Into Your Classroom Even If You're not a Music Teacher!


Second column:

Help! They're Out of Control!


Third column:


I Can't Remember That!


Fourth column:


Outsmart the Kids with Music



Fifth column


Did You Hear What I Hear?

(Learning to Listen with Music)


Sixth column


Let's See! What Note Could It "B?"

How to Teach Note Names Without STRESS


Seventh column

The Show Must Go On!


Eighth column

But Teacher- I Can't Remember That!


Ninth column


Mind Over Music



Tenth column


Beware of Music


Eleventh Column:


If My Cat Can Compose, What's Your Excuse?

Twelth Column:

I've Got Rhythm



Thank you Irene for volunteering your time!



Want to find a specific song by a specific musician, or just see what's out there?


A comprehensive list of children's artists' websites, including ordering information and reviews.


Kids Music Web

Chuck of the Chuckleberries has created a database of children's performers. His site also has kids links, and a link to "charts" of best selling children's recordings.


Children's Music Network

A membership organization of children's performers, parents, kids, and others who believe that children's music can be a powerful medium for positive change. There's a very active email list for children's performers, a list of peace resources, and links to CMN members worldwide.

Lists children's performers and has reviews.


Or, consider joining our Children's Music Web listserv- a free email community


Want to hear some song recommendations for your curriculum?


Every month we make suggestions with links to sites.


Or, try Songs for Teaching



Want to have your class participate in the awards program, and get some free music for your class?


Every year, hundreds of classrooms participate worldwide. Your class ( ages anywhere from 0 to 12) can participate at no cost to you!

Participation is limited to the months of April through October- we'll be starting a new round of judging in April 04. Please check back at our website then. The 2003 Awards are already completed.



Want to learn more about music education?



Music 4 Kids Online

Deborah Pratt has created a wonderful resource for music educators of children aged 0 to 8.


American Music Therapy Association


American Orff-Shulwerk Association


Kindermusik Educators Association


Music Teachers National Association


Suzuki Association of America


National Association for Music Education




Can't get a song out of your head?

(not a bad state, considering)


Sing along with your favorite songs on Kididdles


Check out songs in public domain at

Public Domain Music


Public Domain Information



Want to create a custom CD to use in class?


Make your own custom cd of kids songs at



Want to hear some great kids music on your computer?


Check out Penelope's Radio, with songs, stories, and comedy

for the young and the young at heart. It can be an inspiration to your kids.



Want to jazz up your language arts curriculum?


Try Songs for Teaching


Why not make a radio program with your students? Find out how to create your own radio program- a great way to teach language arts!


Then, learn about webcasting, how to webcast, and about sound effects to use in your productions.




Want to hear what other people think?

well, specifically about kids music


Best Children's Music. com

Fred Koch's wonderful site with reviews of quality music for kids


The John Woods Revue

John writes for many parenting magazines, reviewing music and stories for kids.

His site also has links to other reviews.



Or Check Out our Blog and Podcast page


for lots of information and opinions about the latest in children's music


Take me back, Penelope