Teacher Resources

Adopt a Classroom.org

Funding available for classroom materials such as instruments, books, and equipment as well as opportunities and field trips for students

American Orff-Schulwerk Association 

Listing of teacher education courses and professional development events by state. Join your local AOSA chapter to access more resources, content, and advocacy tools. 

Check out Teacher Education Courses available near you 


Sheet music and classroom lessons with accompanying audio tracks for all ages

Example: “Swing Low – O When the Saints – I Wanna Sing” choral partner song or round

Beth’s Notes

Songs, classroom lessons, and worksheets for Grades K-5

Example: “Peer Gynt” listening map lesson + video (Grades K-3)


Request donations for much-needed materials and experiences for your students 


Collaborate and create sheet music and scores online

Link Up

General music and performance ensemble curriculum for Grades 3-5 by Carnegie Hall

Download: “Orchestra Moves” Teacher’s Guide

Little Kids Rock

Resources to bring modern band curriculum to the classroom and professional development courses 

The Mockingbird Foundation

Apply for grants to increase access to music education for your students

Lynda.com from LinkedIn

Audio production, sound engineering, music software and training tutorial videos

Example: GarageBand Essential Training 

Making Music Fun

Sheet music for various instruments and voice, ranging from beginner solos to Orff scores, for all ages

Example: “Engine Engine No. 9” Orff score with recorder and voice

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Apply for instrument grants and learn about other support services

Musical Explorers

Curriculum for Grades K-2 focused on world music by Carnegie Hall 

Example: Argentine Folk, Native American, and South African Zulu materials 

Music Educators Toolbox Resources

Classroom lessons and activities for Grades K-5 by Carnegie Hall

Example: Composing a Melody (Grade 4) 

Musician’s Toolkit

Video music courses taught by industry professionals

Example: Cello Fundamentals, Lesson 3, Sitting Posture

Music Workshop

Grades K-8 online music programming

New York Philharmonic Kid Zone

Games and activities for the music classroom and younger learners 

A Practical Guide for Recruitment & Retention

NAMM Foundation’s manual for student recruitment and retention in beginning instrumental music; a collection of best practices and materials including check lists, surveys, and progress reports 

Professional Music Educator Blog

Veteran music teacher Elisa J. Jones talks about her time in the classroom and offers advice and tips for music educators

Listen to the Music Ed Mentor Podcast: Episode 29: Classroom Life Hacks

Quaver Music 

Music curriculum maps, materials, songs, and worksheets for Grades K-8

Example: Beyond Marvelous General Music Curriculum, Grade K-8

Smart Music

Subscription software that enhances music practice and provides user-friendly assessments for older students

The Shed

Videos and worksheets for teaching and learning music fundamentals and advanced theory for Grades K-12

Video: Note Reading on the Staff


Free video courses about producing, playing and writing music taught by industry professionals and educators 

Example: Making Music From Everyday Items with Andrew Huang 

Talking Up Music Education Podcast

Mary Luehrsen of the NAMM Foundation chats with arts advocates, teachers, parents, and community leaders who are creating learning opportunities for students across the country

Teachers Pay Teachers

Resource marketplace of classroom worksheets, posters, and lessons for grades K-12

Example: “Spanish Blade” Recorder Music with background track

Title IV, Part A

Learn about how to apply for government funding for music education programs

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