Sunday, October 1st, 2023


Education is a vital part of everyday life and music education is key to developing the knowledge and skills applicable to the universal language of music. This is a music education resource page added for your convenience.

Music Education Resources

Links Directory

This listing is a collection of music education resources whose primary function is to educate people about music. The list is focused on organizations, association, societies and educational institutions who provide either direct or indirect music education to students and their respective families. Colleges, Universities and companies are also included.

Music Education Resources Directory

The Amati Foundation – The Amati Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Pasadena, California, United States of America, that is dedicated to the preservation and expansion of the stringed arts.

American String Teachers Association – The American String Teachers Association promotes excellence in string and orchestra teaching and playing.

Americans for the Arts – Celebrating its 50th Anniversary as a leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.

Children Music Lessons Las Vegas – Provided at Las Vegas School of Dance & Music

Eastman School of Music – Eastman has long been known for the highest standards of performance, scholarship, creativity, and teaching. Its illustrious roster of alums serves as historic testament to a legacy that began some 80 years ago, founded on a simple cornerstone: “For the enrichment of community life.”

Educational Kids Songs and Hip Children’s Music – Groove Kid Nation is an award winning educational children’s music label whose goal is to introduce toddlers to the sound of real musical instruments. Ten percent of CD sales is donated to CARE.org to help fight poverty.

How to Play Drums – Visit us for free drumming lessons and resources.

How to Play Guitar – Get tips and lessons to learning the guitar with videos and tabs.

Illinois Music Educators Association – The mission of the Illinois Music Educators Association is to promote lifelong music learning and to provide leadership for music education.

Illinois American String Teachers Association – Join the official Illinois State Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

International Society for Music Education – ISME Mission Statement; The International Society for Music Education (ISME) believes that lived experiences of music, in all their many aspects, are a vital part of the life of all people. ISME’s mission is to enhance those experiences by: building and maintaining a worldwide community of music educators characterized by mutual respect and support; fostering global intercultural understanding and cooperation among the world’s music educators; and promoting music education for people of all ages in all relevant situations throughout the world.

Note: Once you have figured out that paying it forward is what is vitally important to maintain the philosophy of “One World” and fostering the ongoing continuation and development of music, music creation and performance of music, you will want to become more involved in this organization as a contributor in whatever way you can.

Learn Classical Guitar – The classical guitar website for your needs is an excellent resource for learning the classical guitar at your own pace!

Merit School of Music – Merit School of Music provides high-quality music education to students in metropolitan Chicago. Its primary goals are to help young people achieve their full musical potential, to remove economic barriers to participation, and to stimulate personal and educational growth through music.

Merit School of Music – Video. For those who have an interest and live in the Chicagoland area I would urge you to take a look at the Merit School of Music as they provide high quality music education to Chicago children of all ages and all levels of musical ability.

Mr Hollands Opus Foundation – The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF) was inspired by the acclaimed motion picture Mr. Holland’s Opus, the story of the profound effect a dedicated music teacher had on generations of students. The film’s composer, Michael Kamen, founded MHOF in 1996 as his commitment to the future of music education. (Read More)

Music Education Articles – Leading music education articles Links and Websites!

Music For All – Founded in 1975, Music for All has been making a difference in the lives of young people for more than thirty years. Music for All strives to provide quality avenues for learning and excellence in music education for the high school students and directors. Playing to a national audience, Music for All’s mission is infused with a positive vision that touches lives forever.

Music Success Now -The Cercone Learning Music Method uses Whole Brain Accelerated Learning Techniques in order to make the learning of music faster, more enjoyable and easier to remember.

Music Teachers National Association – The mission of Music Teachers National Association is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers. A great website and resource for music teachers as well as parents.

Music Teachers – UK – MusicTeachers.co.uk is a free service which aims to support musicians in every aspect of education and performance. We are the leading online service of its kind for UK music teachers. Additional music resources available.

NAMM Foundation – National Association of Music Merchandisers Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry. NAMM Foundation is an excellent resource for those involved and/or interested in helping to save music in our schools. See also, Support Music.

National Association for Music Education – MENC: The National Association for Music Education, the world’s largest arts education organization, marked its centennial in 2007 as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. More than 130,000 members represent all levels of teaching from preschool to graduate school. Since 1907, MENC has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. MENC’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.

National String Project Consortium – The National String Project Consortium (NSPC) is a coalition of String Project sites based at colleges and universities across the United States. The NSPC is dedicated to increasing the number of children playing stringed instruments, and addressing the critical shortage of string teachers in the US.

Online Education, Online Schools – Forest Trail Academy is committed to providing quality education to students any time, any place, online at their own pace.

Orange County Piano Lessons – Soundscape Music Studios is a music school in Orange County that provides Los Angeles and Orange County piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons and otherin home private lessons.

Piano Classes Bay Area – Located in San Jose, CA Marr Piano Studio offers professional piano lessons for children and adults. Lessons include musical theory, musical history, musical styles and much more.

Sound Feelings – Music Classroom Supplies – Violin Fingerboard Charts Slide-A-Note music classroom posters assist music teachers teaching how to read music for violin, viola, cello and bass.

Support Music – Music and the arts are vital to every child’s education. Is your child’s music program in danger of being cut? This site offers effective tips for taking action and the latest evidence of music’s importance. Revive your community’s commitment. Use Support Music to face the challenge head on. You CAN make a difference!

Teach Yourself Piano Lessons | Learn Piano Instruction – PianoPlayerWorld.com

The Classical Guitar Shed – Interested in learning classical guitar? Allen Mathews  and the Classical Guitar Shed offers free and fee based, beginner, intermediate and advanced classical guitar lessons. These lessons include multiple videos, downloadable sheet music, in straight notation and in tab for each composition being presented. Within the videos, Allen provides detailed instruction for each composition. For a guitar adventure of a lifetime please visit the Classical Guitar Shed website and learn to play the classical guitar beautifully!

The National String Projects Consortium – The National String Project Consortium (NSPC) is a coalition of String Project sites based at colleges and universities across the United States. The NSPC is dedicated to increasing the number of children playing stringed instruments, and addressing the critical shortage of string teachers in the US. The NSPC is affiliated with businesses, foundations, professional music organizations, and individuals who support these goals.

U.S. Department of Education – The Official Website for the United States Department of Education. Many resources are available here on this site.

VH1 Save the Music Organization – The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving elementary school children of all backgrounds and, diversities. In its capacity as a public charity, the Foundation operates in affiliation with, but separately from, VH1 the cable music channel.

Abby Miller – 12-year-old Abby Miller performs “She’s Over You” and gives a testimonial about saving music education programs. This video was created to promote the 2010 “Battle of the Bands” competition sponsored by VH1 Save the Music Foundation, DOsomething.org and ShareTheMic.com.

The VH1 Save the Music Foundation provides a unique service in its efforts to improve the current state of education. The Foundation works directly to support only music education programs and does not provide any money to the school or school district. Instead, The Foundation provides complete band, string, keyboard, or guitar programs to benefiting schools. It is our belief that by providing instruments and not funding, our contribution will be used for its intended purpose: the restoration of public school music programs.