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MusicplayOnline is a versatile teaching tool that encourages active music-making in and out of the classroom. Whether you are at school or at home, our resources are designed to fit your teaching needs!

Teach Music Your Way with MusicplayOnline for PreK to Middle School

MusicplayOnline is an all-in-one curriculum tool that combines the best of the Musicplay PreK - Middle School materials, John Jacobson content, and countless other content creators. It's more than just a song database - it's an amazing resource with tools, printable worksheets, teaching tools, interactive and singing games, and themed units to engage your students in music-making, movement, listening, playing, and creating.


Whether you’re in the classroom, online, hybrid, or calling in a sub, you can choose from pre-built lesson modules or build your own lessons using our materials and yours.

Student Access Included

Included with your teacher license is a student access code for all of your students. Give them access to educational games, interactives, instrument programs, and more! We don't store any student data ever to ensure that we keep everyone safe!

Lesson Planning Started for You

Ready, Set, Plan! Choose from the pre-built lessons, the song list, or create your own from scratch! Musicplay is a menu and includes paths for Orff and Kodaly specialists and general classroom teachers. This resource also works well as a printable lesson planning guide and includes year plans, scope & sequence, month outlines, song notation, and activities. There are curriculum correlations suggested to help connect to other areas.

Our pre-built lessons for every week of the school year are fully customizable and include everything you need - from an introduction to supporting resources and teaching procedures. With My Lists, organizing your lessons has never been easier. You can create a My List from scratch or edit an existing lesson. Say goodbye to lesson planning stress and bring your focus back to the classroom experience!

Over 1,800 Songs!

Discover new songs, familiar songs, copyrighted songs, and choral pieces. Most of the songs have notation and lyric videos, downloadable accompaniment tracks, piano and ukulele/guitar arrangements, teaching suggestions, printable worksheets and posters, song-specific interactive activities, and projectable notation and lyric slides.

Thousands of Videos

Thousands of videos are included to support you. We have vocal warmups, solfa practice, rhythm practice, animated rhythm play-along videos, movement activities (ribbons, cup games, and plates), recorder, ukulele, guitar, Boomwhackers, bucket drumming, body percussion, dances, kids demos, and the composer's specials (Bach's Fight for Freedom, etc.).

Play Your Way!

Each instrument program has lessons that focus on building skills and learning concepts through playing. Programs include recorder, ukulele, guitar, bucket drumming, unpitched, djembe, Orff, body percussion, frame drumming, Boomwhackers, and more!

Over 130 Themed Units

Each unit is full of all kinds of resources. Find units for festivals and holidays, countries around the world, dance selections, listening units, school programs and musicals, orchestra families, literacy supports, and music theory.

Interactives & Games

MusicplayOnline includes 3,000+ interactive activities to use on computers and student devices! We're constantly updating and finding new ways to use gamification to reinforce concepts. You'll find fun music games, solfa and note naming activities, tone ladders, beat and rhythm activities, melody composition tools, rhythm composition tools, pop quizzes, and more!


MusicplayOnline has a robust search engine that searches the whole website and pulls up relevant results to your inquiry. Easily search for your song/activity/unit/lesson/etc. by title, lyrics, rhythm, tone set, concept, theme, chords used, or holiday.

Workshops and Webinars

Musicplay Workshops is a free component open to anyone. There are over 80 webinars to watch on a variety of topics. All webinars come with a certificate of completion to use for PD credits!

Vibrant Community

When you choose Musicplay you become a Musicplay teacher surrounded by a passionate community that is dedicated to supporting each other, music education, and their students.


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What people are saying about MusicplayOnline

"I really like it! I played the videos and did the dances. I made some funny moves up with the beat. I wish that we could do it again!" - Alexander, student

Thank-you! My students loved the Oscar Peterson lesson this morning! I teach an online class to grades 5-7. They had some really great insightful responses after watching the documentary on Oscar's life. One student said it left him with the message to "keep trying, no matter what!" Another student said that "the jazz music spoke" to him! Such a great timely lesson for this week listening to the Hymn to Freedom song. So beautiful! 💖
This is my first time teaching these awesome lessons. I usually work on classical composers at this time of year, but I am really loving following your plans and developing my own pro d as we work through this jazz unit together. 
Thanks as always for your outstanding work and planning! - Cheryl

I just wanted to write and say thank you for all the online learning resources you have published weekly on top of the usual content.
Your lessons and resources have been an absolute lifesaver for me during our most recent lockdown and whilst we were learning at home.
My classes have really enjoyed lots of the activities and the resources have given me lots of ideas for fun practical tasks. There are no other sites which have such a comprehensive set of easily accessible resources and plans.
So thank you so much - I am forever appreciative! - Kim

I want to tell you that purchasing MusicplayOnline is the best thing I have ever done for my music teaching in general and especially during Covid. I can’t believe how much is available through the online program and through the regular program. It has transformed what I do. I have had the books and CDs for years and incorporated them into my music teaching but this summer I decided to purchase the online program. Anything and everything is there, for all the age groups that I teach. And with the Online program, there is so much more. I watched a video the other day of you using stuffed toys to do a chase race with rhythms and I was stunned at how creativity you are supporting teachers during this difficult time by continuing to come up with these alternate solutions. All I can say is THANK YOU for all you and your team are doing. - Laura