Music

Fill your home with the sound of all sorts of music, from classical to hip-hop, while learning about history and culture.

Also see our favorite kindie rockers & playlist and upcoming live concerts.

Carnegie Hall Music Explorers

Learn about musical culture and tradition around the world – African-American Freedom Songs, South African Zulu songs and many more – with lessons plans, music and video featuring global artists. The well-designed site features a world map to explore.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy

Watch curated educated videos on the from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s educational programs and learn about it’s roots in African-American traditions and communities.  WeBop instructors demonstrate fun activities to get families swinging and singing, members of the Jazz at Lincoln…

Flushing Town Hall Global Arts for Global Kids

Learn about international music, dance and more through short videos with post-lesson activities featuring African drumming, Chinese dance, Pop-up Page Making and more. Also explore the Smithsonian Year of Music collection and video archive. Focus on Jazz, Blues & Rock, Folk…

Lincoln Center At Home

Watch short #concertsforkids recorded (at home) by world-class artists including musician Etienne Charles celebrating a cross-section of cultures from the African Diaspora, Soul Science Kids weaving soul, funk, hip-hop and educational themes and many more diverse voices. Learn puppetry, dance,…

Chamber Music Society

Engage with the vast CMS archive of concerts and lectures including the Meet the Music family programs, short videos with the wacky Inspector Pulse and Digging Downbeats with Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry. Weekly themed classical music playlists include fun assignments and activities.

Little Orchestra Society

Find interactive videos on writing melody, making pitched percussion and more musical topics plus musical storytimes and short funny features with Professor Treblemaker, the star of one of our favorite kids concert music series.  

Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures

Learn about symphony orchestras in an animated adventure through The jungle based on Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Play digital games about instruments to journey through the jungle. Note you must enable Flash in your browser…

Kennedy Center Education

Explore music, dance, theater, opera, visual and media arts through informative and engaging Kennedy Center Education  interactive lessons with music videos. Learn about African-American History,  US President’s Favorite Music, all sorts of dance, Dance, popular American songs and more. Designed…

Met Opera Streams

See weekly free streams of an opera specially selected for young audience members, and hear from some of the artists who helped make it happen. Download illustrated synopsis, coloring pages, informative educator guides and more. Additional daily Live in HD…

Kaufman Center

Kaufman Music Center’s social channels posts Online Encores of favorite moments from past performances. See videos of Broadway Playhouse, one of our favorite kids’ performance series, celebrating composers like Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical and Steven Schwartz (Wicked) with entertaining tales,…

Ear Snacks

Kindie musicians Andrew & Polly and their friends consider music, science, art and culture in a fun-filled family-friendly podcast enjoyable for kids and grown-ups. Developmentally appropriate & absurdist but never untrue.

Noodle Loaf

Explore music in an interactive podcast and video series born from the brain of a music education teacher and his goofball kids. Each approx. 10 minute episode features inventive sing-alongs and activities. Geared for kids 3-9 years old but all…

The Yo-Yo Mo Show: Musical Doodling

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Mo Willems, author/illustrator the beloved Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggy series, offer a series of playful experiments that show how art and music inspire each other. Watch,…

Met Opera Free Student Streams

Each week, watch one opera specially selected for young audience members, along with opportunities to learn more about the production and hear from some of the amazing artists who helped make it happen. Download illustrated synopsis and educator guides plus…

Music By Zev

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Sing and play along with award-winning children’s musician Zev in an online music show featuring upbeat rhythms, funny songs and instruments from around the world.

CMA Live: Music Time with Tom

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Tom Burnett, CMA Director of Early Childhood Programs, moms, dads, toddlers, and tikes for an online music time experience with familiar songs, interactive gestures, drumming, and even drawing. For ages 4 & under.

Broadway Song/Storytime

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Broadway stars share favorite stories along with some singing and wiggling to favorite songs. Presented by Broadway Babysitters. Recommended age 2–6 years old. Space is limited, so sign up as soon as you can. Also at 1 pm & 3…

Met Opera Global Summer Camp

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join operatic adventures based on a weekly-kid-friendly opera (available to watch online Wednesday-Friday). Join interactive online informational sessions, arts & crafts, artist chats, opera story time, camper showcases and printable activity sheets live or watch the videos after.

Free Songs For Seeds

July 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Join a free Songs For Seeds music class for babies through age 6. Gather some instruments & scarves (pots and pans and dishtowels work too). Sign up for their newsletter to get important class information including downloadable virtual backgrounds related…

A Capitol Fourth

July 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The nation’s 244th birthday celebration, co-hosted by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams, will feature new performances from iconic locations across the country, including Washington, D.C, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, as well as highlights from the concert’s forty-year…

Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music continues virtually, featuring The Star-Spangled Banner for Independence Day. Join a round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request…

Met Opera Free Student Streams

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - July 10 @ 6:00 pm

Each week, watch one opera specially selected for young audience members, along with opportunities to learn more about the production and hear from some of the amazing artists who helped make it happen. Download illustrated synopsis and educator guides plus…

Live From Brady’s House: Pop-In Friday

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hear happy tunes from NYC kindie band Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. He’ll be joined by a guest all the way from across the pond in the UK with some exciting news to share.

Camp Beyond the Ink

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Joinan engaging, immersive, and educational music and arts online summer camp for childre. Attend interactive online workshops to explore the stories that music can tell and learn how to listen for them through art, games and dance. Includes a kit…