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Arttango

Free art lessons for elementary ages. The lessons concentrate on the elements of art (such as line, shape, and color.) There are 30 lessons for each grade level, and a handy materials list for each year. 

Professor Carol

Professor Carol is a former college music professor, now providing online courses in music history and appreciation. You can purchase a membership to her website and get access to all courses, or buy some of them individually. There is an associate membership option to try out the materials for free. The blog includes some fun information and links to great videos on Youtube. This is a great resource for arts and history study.

The Artful Parent

This blog has hundreds of great ideas for doing art with kids. There are a couple of books and online classes available for purchase, as well as some free printable resources. The suggestions of art supplies for different ages are particularly helpful.

DSO Kids

The kids pages of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra website have some great information and recordings. You can learn about composers, instruments, music theory and more. There is also a teachers section with some lesson plans and activities.

TeachRock

This is a great collection of lessons on the history of Rock and Roll. Lessons include lots of media content, printable activities, discussion questions, and more. There are lesson tracks organized chronologically or around various themes or grade levels. Lots of interesting and useful content...all for free!

Smart Music

This is an online tool to help students with music practice. Students use the online metronome, accompaniment and practice tools to improve quickly and receive feedback. This tool would be great to use in combination with music lessons, but could be used independently as well. 

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