Music education isn't limited to in-person learning experiences--interactive online tools are plentiful

10 online music education tools


Music education isn't limited to in-person learning experiences--interactive online tools are plentiful

2. EarSketch offers free resources for teachers and helps students learn coding through music. Students can use pre-populated sounds or create their own, learn Python or JavaScript, and will produce studio-quality music.

3. Rock Hall Edu, from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, is a free digital learning platform full of resources and activities that use the power of rock & roll to engage students of all ages.

4. Musicmap attempts to provide the ultimate genealogy of popular music genres, including their relations and history. It is the result of more than seven years of research with over 200 listed sources and cross examination of many other visual genealogies. Its aim is to focus on the delicate balance between comprehensibility, accuracy and accessibility.

5. Through Citizen DJ, students can make music using the free-to-use audio and video materials from the Library of Congress.

6. Little Kids Rock offers free music education resources for teachers, divided into lessons with no instruments required and lessons for those with instruments, including the guitar, ukulele, keyboard, and bass.

7. Use Pinkzebra‘s free Virtual Choir GarageBand Template to create your own virtual choir recording.

8. Whether at home or in school, Save The Music’s Get Started Recording Your Own Music tutorial videos help you easily navigate the ins and outs of producing your own music with easy-to-access software that you can find right on your own personal technology devices.

9. Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. The Song Maker experiment lets you make and share your own songs.

10. Soundtrap for Education empowers students and teachers to explore creative sound recording in all subjects, for all ages and ability levels. It offers integrations with major LMS systems and smart user management, as well as easy-to-use classroom features including assignments, lesson plans, and more.

Laura Ascione

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