Learning Resources

Choose from a variety of online educational tools, all available for free, including engaging videos, traditional lesson plans, and activities for learning from anywhere.

By Series

For Ages 8-13

What is an Orchestra?

Hosted by Associate Conductor Vinay Parameswaran, this series teaches the fundamentals of an orchestra, the role of the conductor, and the unique sounds and personalities of the instrument families.

For Ages 8-13

Choose Your Instrument!

Let musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra guide you as you choose your musical instrument! Listen to their stories and tips for getting started.

For Ages 3-11

Storytime

Gather ‘round for Storytime with The Cleveland Orchestra, where musicians read their favorite story books.

For All Ages

Musical Storytelling: The Art of Poulenc

A man and woman meet and fall in love on the busy streets of Paris, but their lives are changed forever by the antics of a friendly cat.

For Ages 3-6

Music Explorers

Join Major Scale and Ranger Rhythm on a musical adventure learning about the instruments of the orchestra, one at a time! Learn how the instruments make their sound, what they’re made of, and other fun facts.

For All Ages

Music for Halloween

Halloween is all about the costumes (oh, and the candy)! The always-impeccably dressed #ClevelandOrchestra principal harp, Trina Struble, outfits herself (and her harp) to perform her own arrangement of "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins.

For All Ages

New Voices, New Music

These 3 works are part of a series designed to increase cultural understanding and awareness of important social issues, and was supported by the Cleveland Foundation.

For All Ages

Cleveland Orchestra Musician Performances

Immerse yourself with performances with musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra.

For Ages 18+, Adults

Music In Depth

Unlock the magic of orchestral music. Led by Dr. Rose Breckenridge, music lovers can sit-in on virtual lectures and guided listening sessions from the comfort of their homes.

By Age & Grade

For Ages 3-6

Early Childhood

Interactive lessons and activities for the youngest learners.

For Ages 6-11

Elementary School

Musical concepts, lessons, and activities for elementary school learners.

For Ages 12-18

Middle School & High School

Expand your musical knowledge with learning lessons for middle and high schoolers.

For Ages 18+

Adult Learners

Dive deeper in to the music with lectures, Q&As, and other Cleveland Orchestra content.

Lesson Library

For Grades Pre-K to 5

Our award-winning, teacher-endorsed Cleveland Orchestra lesson plans are available for all teachers and families through our dynamic online database.

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Year Round Activities

Music learning any time

Resources designed for introducing someone to music at home or in the classroom.

Coloring Pages

Be creative with your own colorful take on Severance and the many instruments of the orchestra!

Start Coloring
Instrument Family Charts

Get to know the many instruments of the orchestra, broken out by their musical family!

Discover Instruments
Score Cover Stories

Read some of the past cover stories from the annual Cleveland Orchestra Newspaper, The Score.

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