This site is designed to help you use classical music as part of your daily classroom activities.

Classical music not only has the power to stimulate the mind, enrich the heart and soothe the soul; it can also help you meet the educational objectives of your students.

Here's what you'll find at classicsforkids.com:

Lesson Plans
Our lesson plans are practical, effective activities for grades K-6 to help you teach the basics of music to your students. They feature music by many classical music composers for grades K-2 and 3-5 (some plans include grade 6 as well). Each set focuses on a selected piece of music from the composer. This framework provides a springboard for exploring a wide variety of musical and general classroom concepts.

Activity Sheets
Provided by Music Educator and former Classics for Kids® Consultant Jennifer Morris and former Cincinnati Public Radio Educational Outreach Manager, Carolyn Phillips.

Composer Calendar
Want to plan ahead? Here is a complete list of all of our upcoming shows.

Of Note
You’re invited to subscribe to Of Note, Classics for Kids’ monthly e-mail newsletter for parents and teachers. You’ll receive updates on each month’s Classics for Kids radio program and podcasts, plus links to new website features and music information to share with the children in your life.  

Get acquainted with music education methodologies and musical terms.

All of our of Classics for Kids Programs
The complete list of archived programs.

Keep up to date on the National Standards for the Arts, plus state education standards, learning outcomes and more.

Music Education
Discover more about the benefits of music education at home and in the classroom.

Be a Musical Explorer
Fun, musical guides help your children explore the Classics for Kids® website.

Tips and Advice
Helpful guidance for choosing of instrument, selecting a teacher and learning to practice properly

Books and Media
Many excellent books, videos and games that deal with music are currently available for children. Classics for Kids® has compiled a list of some of these resources for you.

More Musical Resources
Explore our Musical Dictionary, find out about the Instruments of the Orchestra, see our collection of musical instruments by family, hear interviews with professionals who make music their career and discover more about Musical Eras.

Our Bulletin Board
We love getting letters, postcards drawings from our friends! Send us your artwork to the Classics for Kids® Bulletin Board.