Resources for Families
Musical exploration and learning begin at home with you! Carnegie Hall celebrates families and music making around the world through free digital resources. Below you will find activities and videos for children of all ages that encourage musical learning, discovery, and play.
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For Babies and Toddlers
Listen to LullabiesListen to personal lullabies written by families through Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project.
- Listen to an album of original lullabies written by Lullaby Project participants in NYC and performed by world-renowned artists.
- Listen to hundreds of lullabies written and recorded by families around the world.
- Listen to a playlist created in collaboration with Too Small to Fail, which features popular lullabies, new songs, and tips for singing and creating music with your little ones.
Write Your Own LullabyUse the following resources to write your own lullaby for your child.
Additional ResourcesCheck out these tips for singing with your child, created by Carnegie Hall in collaboration with Too Small to Fail. Try out these activities from Carnegie Hall’s Big Note, Little Note class with your baby.
For Children in Grades K–5
Open up the world to your kids by bringing Musical Explorers into your home. This free digital curriculum is designed to connect children in grades K–2 to rich and diverse musical communities as they build fundamental music skills through listening, singing, and moving to songs from all over the world.
Link Up invites students in grades 3–5 to become part of the orchestra through four engaging curriculums that explore different aspects of the orchestra, as well as interactive culminating concerts during which students play the recorder and sing along with hallmarks of the orchestral repertoire and new masterworks commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The program is implemented in schools all over the world through partnerships with 120 orchestras. Your kids can share in this joyful musical experience by engaging in free digital Link Up activities.
Additional ResourcesExplore this interactive online game that dives deep into the components of the orchestra through Benjamin Britten’s iconic piece for young audiences.
- Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Adobe Flash Player required)
NYO-U is a free online video series that is written and produced by members and alumni of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and NYO2. Musicians can take their playing to the next level with this collection of mini–master classes that explore a range of topics, including mastering fast passages, conquering stage fright, essential items for your instrument case, and more.
Workshop and Master Class Videos
Experience Carnegie Hall’s series of workshops and master classes firsthand through this video series.
Future Music Project
Future Music Project gives young musicians ages 14–19 from across New York City the opportunity to create, perform, and produce their own original music across all genres. Listen to songs written and recorded by young people in Future Music Project’s Weekly Workshops, and watch videos of young people performing at Carnegie Hall and across the city.