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Music Instructional Videos, Concerts, and Other Educational Resources

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How to Tune Your Instrument / Tuners & Metronomes:

Violin (Fine Tuners Only):
Violin (With Pegs):

Recommended Tuning/Metronome Apps:

  • ClearTune
  • TonalEnergy Tuner (TE Tuner) (Also has a metronome and audio analyzer)
  • Metronome Plus

Recommended Tuners: Available for Purchase Online

  • Snark Super Tight, Clip-On Tuner (ST-8)
  • Korg Chromatic Solo Tuner (CA-1)
  • Korg Combo Tuner/Metronome (TM-50)

All Instruments/General:

Appcompanist: Can be used for secondary school solo and ensemble practice, Appcompanist gives you full control over thousands of beautiful piano parts

Chrome Music Lab: Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. Many teachers have been using Chrome Music Lab as a tool in their classrooms to explore music and its connections to science, math, art, and more. They’ve been combining it with dance and live instruments. Here’s a collection of some uses we’ve found on Twitter.

BSO Homeschool:Check back here the week of March 23rd for video tutorials with BSO musicians made to support students and at-home learning.

Classics for Kids: Hey there, parents and caregivers: you've suddenly all become deputy music teachers! With classes dismissed, music lessons and rehearsals canceled, and concerts postponed indefinitely, many of our students are missing out on an essential part of their education (we might say the most essential part, but then we're biased): music.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Learning for Kids:

  • Younger Student: Here
  • Older Students: Here

Global Leaders Program: The Global Leaders Program empowers a rising generation of changemakers in music to transform lives and communities through an innovative nine-month Executive Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship, Cultural Agency, Policy Leadership, Teaching Artistry, and Organizational Management. Led in partnership with nine top universities and think tanks; a world-class Faculty that includes Nobel Laureates, Grammy Winners, and TED presenters; and a network of institutional Fieldwork hosts spanning 40+ countries, the Program is offered annually to a select Cohort of 50 rising leaders in the field from around the globe.

Jamkazam: Revolutionizing the way musicians connect, play, learn and earn. Across a city or across a nation.

Jazz Everyone: Learn how to improvise and play Jazz online, for schools and private learning. Over 600 instructional videos and thousands of downloadable PDFs and tracks with one of the leading jazz educators, Willie Thomas.

MacPhail Center for Music Online: Online lessons for most instruments categorized by Youth, Adult, K12 Educators, Early Childhood Educators, and for Senior Living Communities.

Minnesota Orchestra: Interactive guide to the orchestra and instrument musician guide

Musedlab: The NYU Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab) researches and designs new technologies and experiences for music making, creative learning and engagement together with students, educators, non-profit, and industry partners. We focus on lowering barriers to and promoting creative expressions of all people across the lifespan.

MuseScore: Free composition software

Musical Instrument Museum Virtual Tour:– Free online lessons, exercises, and tools in/for music theory.

Prodigies Music Lessons: The easiest way to teach young children music! Our kids youtube channel is full of interactive preschool learning videos that get kids singing, hand-signing and playing their first instrument. We sing about the musical alphabet, about Solfege, about scale numbers and colors! Your kids will learn how to play their favorite preschool songs and you'll be amazed at how fast their musicality will develop.

SmartMusic: Free use of features and software through June 30th.

Songs of Comfort - Yo-Yo Ma: Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most renowned and beloved musicians, is trying to provide comfort in this time of crisis. Ma has been posting videos of himself performing short pieces and encouraging other musicians -- of all levels -- around the world to join him in offering “Songs of Comfort.” Ma joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the project and play Dvorak.

Strings Magazine: Website/magazine dedicated to all things related to the string family. Performances, news articles/stories, and more.

Strad Magazine: The Strad is an indispensable guide for string players, teachers and instrument makers alike, featuring expert advice and practical guidance each month from celebrated luthiers working with traditional techniques and the latest technological advances. Authoritative, trusted and influential, The Strad is available in print and digital editions.

The Violin Channel – Online resource for classical music news, performances, reviews, masterclasses, articles, etc.


    The Washington Post
    – Two budding cellists serenade an elderly neighbor in a locked down world – and other uplifting musical videos for our current times.

    uTheory: Online theory, rhythm, & ear training video lessons, exercises & practice -- has teacher interface, individual student logins -- now free for schools affected by coronavirus

    WordSynth: An experiment that lets you play with language and music.


    Yale Center for Emotional Inteligence: Emotions drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a healthier, and more equitable, productive, and compassionate society, today and for future generations.

    YoReMi - Yo Re Mi combines music, yoga and mindfulness education into one affordable and effective, curriculum-based enrichment class that promotes a child’s physical, social, emotional and mental health. For kids K-5.


    Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall: Free membership if activated by March 31 with unlimited access to upcoming and past performances, archives, masterclasses, etc.

    The Met Opera Nightly Streams: During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Every day for the duration of the Met’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.

    The performances are being made available through the Met Opera on Demand streaming service, and are also accessible through Met Opera on Demand apps on all of your favorite devices.

    New York Classical Review:

    A compilation of resources for finding free livestreams or archived performances offered by orchestras and chamber music societies from around the world due to the cancellations surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19.

    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Concert Library:

    SPCO’s concert catalog has now been opened to everyone in light of the cancelations due to COVID-19:

    String Instrument Specific:

    The Violinist: Website dedicated to all things violin. Blogs, classifieds, performances, videos, teachers, luthiers, etc.

    CelloBello: Formerly the Internet Cello Society (ICS). Website dedicated to all things cello: videos/lessons, jobs, competitions, blogs/forums, etc. Founded by Paul Katz and currently run/maintained by NEC students.

    Also on YouTube:

    TalkBass: Website dedicated to bass/bassists. Forums/blogs, classifieds, etc.

    International Society of Bassists (ISB): With some 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB is an organization for those who teach, study, play, repair, build and enjoy the double bass. The ISB is a forum for communication among bassists throughout the world and across a wide variety of musical styles.

    Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) Resources:

    General Discussion Forums: SAA Discussion Forums

    • Forum topics cover a wide range of topics that can include, but are not limited to, camps, distance learning resources/tips, supplemental resources to the books, questions/answers regarding the books, etc.

    Suzuki Teachers Facebook Group (Must be approved Suzuki teacher to join): Suzuki Teachers FB Group

    Distance Learning Forum for Suzuki Teachers:

    • FB group to facilitate discussion of distance learning options and techniques for teachers of the Suzuki method impacted by COVID-19: DL Forum on FB

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