MUSIC APPRECIATION PROGRAM

Listening is one of the most effective and enjoyable methods of learning music. It not only builds familiarity with various instruments and styles of music, but it also trains the ear and helps to develop strong pitch and musicality. Perhaps most importantly, it fosters an appreciation and love for music from any age to last throughout a person's lifetime, enriching their life and making it just that much sweeter.

Participation in this program is a critical component of learning any instrument. Save this web page in your phone or tablet to make it easy to complete assignments as given by your teacher! Please note that the lyrics and music have been screened as appropriate for children, but watching the videos themselves is up to the parents' discretion. Please also note that ads may be present at the beginning of some of the songs.

In the playlists below, you will encounter a variety of styles and genres to broaden the scope of musical exposure and give students a chance to develop their own interests and tastes. Feel free to jump around in the playlists and replay your childs' (or your) favorites as often as they'd like! And if you ever have a suggestion for an addition or deletion to our playlists, please do let us know. We welcome your feedback and ideas.

HOW THIS PROGRAM WORKS

This program is simple:

  1. Listen to one of the songs below TWO TIMES (from whichever playlist your teacher has assigned)
  2. During the first time, just listen (and watch the video if you like)
  3. During the second time listening, fill out the assigned Music Appreciation worksheet to help you think critically about the music
  4. Turn in the completed worksheet to your teacher at your next lesson!

Music Appreciation Worksheet for Beginners

Music Appreciation Worksheet for Advanced Students

music appreciation worksheet for drum students

PLAYLISTS

ALL INSTRUMENTS

Piano

Voice

GUITAR

drums

violin/viola

CELLo

WINDS

BRASS