Using Music in the Classroom
by Alan Haskvitz

In addition to your lessons, make sure you check out all the great free websites that you can use with your students. Here are some great sites that not only have music, but show students how it is created and even how to play certain instruments.
Here are the best sites I have found

General music sites
Classics for Kids
A great site for older students, it has folk music instruments, composers from the past and even games. If you are in the Cincinnati area, you can even have your own radio show.
Creating Music
Try this “online creative music environment.”
Free Kids Music
In alphabetical order; you can play these songs for your class.
PBS Kids Music
This site has both songs and lyrics from the PBS Store — all free.
Sing-Along Songs
Find lots of lyrics in alphabetical order.
Although music has an impact on the mind, little evidence exists showing it improves students’ success overall. However, research does indicate music has benefits in certain situations. Take your pick of the research and do your own study.
Research about music in the classroom
Does Music have an Impact on Students’ Development?
A survey article on positive effects of music
Music Education Can Help Children Improve Reading Skills

Songs that teach

By Alan Haskvitz

Research has clearly shown that music is a great way to help students learn concepts. Indeed, it is part of the multiple intelligences that Howard Gardner has developed. Here are some terrific sites where you can download lyrics that help teach most every subject.

A large listing of all types of songs. A great place to start.

Language Arts Songs that Teach
English Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

Very complete site

Always Fun: Schoolhouse Rock

Songs and poems for elementary

From Canada

Elementary songs including math jingles

Their, there, they’re song

Spelling Rules

Math Songs and Poems

Musical Multiplication

Continents Song

Songs that teach science


Songs that teach history

Songs that teach the states

And more about geography

50 State capitals song

Bill of Rights and Historical Documents Songs

Children’s Songs

Not necessarily for teaching

Using the Beatles to teach ESL

ESL worksheets

Language Arts Songs

Always fun and catchy, but not all about school oriented subjects.

Animaniacs Mega Lyrics File