Parents


What We’re Doing

We’re creating consistent online content to engage kids with music and art at home. From at-home and online musical games to curated playlists; full activity guides on a variety of themes and subjects to educational and fun videos to teach kids about the world of music and performing arts.

Explore all there is to offer. You can search by age of the child, type of activity, and find the perfect activity for you and your child(ren) to do at home – whether you’re just wanting to turn up some music or deep dive into a DIY craft; watch a fun educational video or play an online game.

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Other Helpful Resources


Symphony-Based Websites


  • Fun and Games with Music with the San Francisco Symphony. “The music is your playground.  Let’s have a little fun!”
  • New York Philharmonic Kid Zone. Play match games and complete scavenger hunts, learn about instruments, meet conductors and soloists, make your own instrument or create your own music!

Games and Learning


  • Arts Alive: ArtsAlive.ca is a performing arts educational website produced by the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This site has a ton of information, from answers to questions to videos and podcasts.
  • ArtSong Colorado: This local organization is Colorado’s first professional Art Song performance group. Check out this interactive video which walks you through an art gallery designed to specifically compliment the music. 
  • PBS Kids Music Games. Play music to show how you feel, or make music with a sandbox symphony.
  • Classical Music Online: A list of resources for downloading free classical music
  • Colorado Public Radio: Stream classical music online
  • NAXOS: Classics for Children: A selection of children’s classics, including well-loved tales set to music by Prokofiev, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, and others.
  • National Association of Music Parents: If your child is already engaged in learning and instrument, here is a wealth of information for helping them learn and grow.
  • SFSKids: Check out educational modules presented as immersive environments and using animal avatars as guides; explore various linkages between composers, instruments and music compositions; game-based techniques to motivate repeated listening and engagement; gesture-controlled simulation scenarios using the mouse and keyboard to provide “hands-on” experiences of playing instrument and conducting music; interactive online tutorials to learn about music basics; the opportunity for users to compose and notate their own original music; and much more.
  • Music Learning Community: Learning games at a variety of levels, all designed to gain mastery of the elements of music theory, ear training and rhythmic skills in an exciting, challenging environment.
  • Classics for Kids: Games, music lessons, lesson plans and information on composers and classical music.