Music Education at DataDragonhttp://datadragon.com/education/
Age Range: 6 and up (with parental help)
This website offers a free introduction to instruments of the orchestra and to reading music notation.
Young children will enjoy seeing pictures of musical instruments and hearing how they sound.
Older children may enjoy learning how to read music through the step-by-step lessons provided.
(Non-readers will need assistance.)
This site is not a multi-media wonder.
In fact, it looks like it may have been around since the beginning of the net.
HOWEVER, there is content here that is worth the slight inconveniences and lack of aesthetics.
When you get to the site, you'll see a menu in the middle of the screen that includes:
*Learn and Hear About Different Instruments - Click on the title and a new page opens.
Either look for the menu of choices in this section that is in small print, near the bottom of your screen, or click on the blue-green arrow that will take you to the next page, and each of the following pages, where you can learn about Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion instruments - and hear how they sound.
(You must click on the instrument to hear it played.)
*Learn To Read Music - As in the section above, you will use the arrow or the menu to explore all of the basic instruction in time signatures, notes, rests, counting, and musical symbols.
You might as well avoid the section called "Musical Genres" because the majority of the links to outside sources do not work.
You will also find "This Day in Music History" that offers some brief information about what happened in the music world on any given calendar
PARENTS - please note that throughout this site there are links to other sites - and I cannot vouch for the content you may find there. AS ALWAYS,
preview this site to determine suitability of content for your own child.