Fine Arts Resources for Parents

colored paint pouring from cansVisual Arts: All grade levels

Music/Theater (or anyone interested in watching opera)

  • Metropolitan Opera Nightly Live Stream: The Met launches “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure


Music notes and clef

All grade levels:

  • Music theory practice (free):
  • Muse Score: Free music writing software. Students can experiment with writing their own music.
  • Chrome Music Lab:    Geared towards elementary students, but all kids might have fun with it:  Students can use the “song maker” portion of to create a song, save their work, and send the link to their teachers so they can share their work. 

Elementary grades:

  •  A selection of at-home lesson plans families can do.  Also includes play-along for recorder and ukuele.  Find it under the title “online learning” – Student login username is snow and password is 2020. 
  • DSO Kids (Dallas Symphony Orchestra):  Students can use the Activities section to experience various activities, including “Making an Instrument.” There are also some great listening activities under the Learn and Listen link.

Middle and high school grades:

  • Music Element Videos:  Videos created by Dr. Robin Giebelhausen for students. (The link here is video 6 on Form, she has several) 
  • Essential Recordings PlaylistLinks to spotify playlists of “essential recordings” of most famous works by instrument.  Also lists for concert bands and jazz bands
  • Percussion: YouTube Channel:    Good percussion lessons on rudiments based on the Mark Wessels “Fresh Approach To Snare” book.
  • MS Band “Song of the Day” :  Written for all band instruments at the middle school level.  New song posted daily. YouTube videos included to help students if they get stuck.

High School: Advanced

  • Music Theory practice (free): Past Exams for AP Music Theory Students to practice. Page also includes old student responses, feedback, and mp3 audio files.