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How to search for books - click the Books tab

Note:   To get the best results from your catalog search, you may want to use some of the special index terms (“subject headings”) that describe the subject of each book. 


  • school music
  • piano [or other instrument] / instruction
  • brass instruments [or other group of instruments] / instruction
  • fingering
  • memorization
  • practicing


The primary database for finding articles and other materials about school music and music instruction is

ERIC  --articles in education periodicals as well as teaching ideas, classroom exercises and much more.

You may also find some good articles in

Academic Search Complete –covers many education journals and magazines; mostly full–text. 

Recommended Web Sites

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)—online resources for teaching, membership and conference  information, Musician Wellness Bibliography, and other materials for music educators.

National Association for Music Education (MENC)—extensive resources for music teachers and students; information for future teachers, parents and the public; includes a “make your case” section of resources to justify school music programs.

Music Education Online--from the Children’s Music Workshop; instructional and advocacy materials, scores and music books for downloading, and many other resources to support music instruction in the schools.

American Music Conference—advocacy and outreach for music education; many resources for teachers and students.

Educational CyberPlayground – lots of fun activities for children—a lively interactive site for children, suitable for classroom use.

Music Curriculum Links – guide to music education lessons and classroom activities on the web.

Music education web directory—from the library at Indiana University School of Music, an extensive  directory of music education web sites.—fun interactive self-paced activities for ear training, from beginner level to advanced.

Need more help?

General Research assistance is available through the Research Help Desk by phone, email or in person.

Music Librarian, Kathryn Kalmanson, is always glad to work with you individually for detailed help with your research.

Office BL129b (You’re welcome to drop in.)

Office hours in the Department of Music

Tuesday 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.   FH 245

Friday 10:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.   FH 234


Phone:  410-543-6190 (office)  Mobile: 410-845-9093


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The librarian liaison to Music is Kathryn Kalmanson, | 410-543-6190