Choosing a Teacher
Helping Your Child Succeed in Music Study
How can MMTA programs provide motivation (video coming soon)
What are the effects of the Challenge Award? (coming soon)
Where Can I Find Information for Music Study for My Child with Special Needs?
Staying Well and Preventing Injury
Your Instrument and the Care of It
What Are Some Good Websites for Children?
A subscription service providing online computer games to teachers or student families. Many games are
available to try for free. Trial games include: pitch recognition; intervals; play-backs; and rhythm.
Many free games in four levels. Cute graphics. Can register students and keep track of their progress.
Upgradable to a subscription sevice. Includes games for rhythm, note recognition, and aural training.
Theory - including aural, "writing", and recognition drills for beginner, intermediate and beyond.
This site has the "Theta Music Trainer", a more "with-it" approach. Could be used just as easily by guitar or
piano teachers. They often show keyboard and fretboard on the same screen for students to provide answers
on the medium with which they are most-comfortable. More "hip" graphics. Mostly obvious that skills being
built are those needed for good jazz band members or informal jam sessions. Teens would like it - especially
those that like to play music in contemporary styles and improvise.
This site will answer or refresh your memory with answers to many theory questions.
(Resources are listed on the Music Teachers National Association website, MMTA's national affiliate.)
This site is just for kids - to talk to other kids about piano; listen to the Taz-man; jump to other cool places;
time travel to meet a famous composer or pianist; get a great tip to help with lessons; get help with writing
piano or music reports; or even ask a question!
An award-winning site created by high school students that has lots of information on music theory; history;
styles; jobs; and a few games.
Includes quality theory tutorials, and interactive identification and ear training drills in note reading, key
signatures, intervals, and triads.
Elementary students can enjoy playing with an interactive Improvisation Station.