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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.

For Babies and Toddlers

Listen to Lullabies

Listen 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 Lullaby

Use the following resources to write your own lullaby for your child.
How to Write a Lullaby

Learn how to create a lullaby from singer-songwriter and mother Emily Eagen through this video we made with Too Small to Fail.

Additional Resources

Check 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

Musical Explorers

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.

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Link Up

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.

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Additional Resources

Explore this interactive online game that dives deep into the components of the orchestra through Benjamin Britten’s iconic piece for young audiences. Learn more about Carnegie Hall's history and legacy. Get creative with these music-themed coloring pages that teach kids about instruments and composers from around the world.

For Teenagers

NYO-U

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.

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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.

Lead support for Lullaby Project is provided by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari, The ELMA Music Foundation (U.S.), William Penn Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

Ameriprise Financial

Major funding is provided by Ameriprise Financial, MetLife Foundation, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Additional support has been provided by JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation and Mary Anne Huntsman Morgan and The Huntsman Foundation.

Public support has been provided by the NYC Health+Hospitals Arts in Medicine Department, with support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and the Department of Correction in partnership with the Office of the Manhattan Borough President.

The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

Fund II Foundation

Lead support for Link Up is provided by Fund II Foundation.

Additional funding for Link Up is provided by Linda and Earle S. Altman, The Barker Welfare Foundation, JJR Foundation, and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.

Link Up in New York City schools is made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.

The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

Fund II Foundation

Lead funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by Fund II Foundation, Linda and Earle S. Altman, Siegel Family Endowment, and Ralph W. and Leona Kern.

Additional lead funding for Musical Explorers has been graciously provided by JJR Foundation and JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.

Disney

Major funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by The Walt Disney Company.

Additional support has been provided by The Edwin Caplin Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, and KPMG LLP.

Musical Explorers is also made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.

The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

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