World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale. In this fun, 3-min performance from the World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired.


This is super cool! "All About That Bass" CLEF. An educational parody of Meghan Trainor's music "All About That Bass" that teaches the notes of the bass clef.

this could be be scaled down to very simple rhythms for a way to get a classroom group's attention before a music therapy session

The science of music vibrations through balloons

Walt Disney - Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom - 1953 - YouTube

Fun and engaging summer reading for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Kids read along with musicians as they learn about history, character building, science and more. Fun, easy to use, and each online lesson can be done independently in 15 minutes. It's a perfect summer reading tool! Sign up for free!

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins | TED-Ed

How It's Made- Cymbals

HomeSchool Movie Lesson Plans Curriculum Materials and Resources (sneak in lessons on Family Movie night!) - Filme für den Englisch #Unterricht

Children pass the ball in this cooperative music game, and when they hear a "new" sound, the ball is passed in the opposite direction. This musical activity fosters cooperation in a fun, non-competitive way. You can request a free catalog of educational music and movement activities via email at

Great motivator! Student video using Tao Cruz's Dynamite! Rock this Test!

"What a Wonderful World" - An Abridged History of Western Music in 16 GENRES!! This would be great to teach students about stylistic differences... :)

Thank you for a great site with lots of ideas ... I'll be coming back often! My choir sings an arrangement of The Water is Wide with the following

AWESOME video on how notes were invented-FUNNY

How History Influences Music - Zoltan Kodaly - YouTube

Bill Nye the Science Guy explains music and sound. this would be a great video to leave with a sub!

Music Around the World Video: neat way for students to hear music from different countries while broadening their cultural perspectives. It would be really neat if you could bring various instruments into the classroom and let students see and play them, talk about the role of music in culture. You can also tie this to Geography by having the students trace the path of the video on a globe or map while watching.

Vibration Science Video

How to read music - Tim Hansen | TED-Ed

Wake up Sleepyheads. Loving this YouTube channel with tons of great song/games for general music.