Dr. Mark Turner

Online Resources for Classroom Teachers
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by Dr. Mark Turner
Associate Professor of Music
Early Childhood and Elementary Specialist
SFA School of Music
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Danman's Music Library - Teachers can visit this site to teach their students to learn music online with video, sound and notation. The only downside is that there is a charge to use the site of $10 per month. The site offers video lesson plans, printed music lesson plans, a music library (with over 25,000 songs), as well as interactive players and music store.

Houghton Mifflin K-8 Education Place - This website offers resources for elementary-school teachers, parents, and students. Includes a searchable activity database, educational games, professional development, and textbook support.

Kindermusik - A site for parents of children from newborn to 7 years who are interested in an alternative way of learning for their child. "Kindermusik" is an early childhood music and movement program based on the beliefs that every child is musical, every parent is the child's most important teacher, and the home is the most important place for learning to take root and grow. This site offers different sections for children, teachers, and parents. There is a curriculum that has lessons for each stage of the child's development.

Music for Little Folks - This website is geared towards music and movement for preschool and early elementary children. The curriculum is designed specifically for day care providers, teachers and parents working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Music Notes "Music You Can Read" - A music curriculum developed by elementary music teachers for teaching all children how to read music.

Music Teacher's Resource Site - Useful site for music teachers. Includes equipment and instrument reviews, arrangements and classroom projects to try with your classes, as well as a subscription section providing teaching materials.

Musical Expressions - A site to order classical music for kids. It explains the Mozart effect on children and offers the latest research pertaining to classical music's effect on young children.


The Texas School Music Project is a source for ideas and information concerning pedagogical practices in the music classroom or rehearsal hall.
The TSMP is a service provided to all music specialists by the faculty of the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University.

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