The Best AI Tools For Music Teachers

Discover the time-saving benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) for music educators. As AI revolutionizes education and the world, it offers a powerful ally to music teachers by streamlining administrative tasks, creating and personalizing instruction, and providing time-consuming research, which then frees up valuable time. Explore how AI empowers music educators to focus on what truly matters – nurturing musical talents and fostering creativity.

Let’s look into the time-saving and (hopefully) stress-reducing efficiency unlocked by AI and the many sites that will be available to us over the next few years.

Discover the time-saving benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) for music educators related to concert programming, unit planning, differentiation, curriculum, scaffolding, and classroom management.

Reminder: It’s ONLY a tool. Teachers should vet the information very carefully.

Generating Assessments

Multiple Choice

For guided reading or general information activities and assessments, use a multiple-choice format.

These can be used:

  • in hard-copy print
  • with devices using Google Forms, Kahoot!, Quizizz, Gimkit, canvas, Blooket, moodle, and more!

Printed Copies

Write this prompt. “Use the following article about Mozart to generate 10 multiple-choice questions. Give two printable copies, one with the correct answers annotated by placing a check mark (√) at the beginning of each correct response and one without. Add a list of the 10 correct responses for easy grading.” (add Mozart biography here)

This will work well in ChatGPT.

Video Assessment Creation

Type in a video URL and some AI models can generate questions. One example is the beta app twee. (see video and table below for more info)

Here is a multiple-choice example using a Ted-Ed video on brass instruments.

Review of AI Twee to create assessments. Discover the time-saving benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) for music educators.


twee also lets you type in (or have it generate) text and create a fill-in-the-blank assessment.

Review of AI Twee to create fill in the blank assessments. Discover the time-saving benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) for music educators.

Video Reviews

How to Generate the Best Responses

The best prompts for teachers for thorough and specific responses using AI Artificial Intelligence bots.

You can ask an AI bot a question and then ask them to clarify


you can FIRST ask them what they need to know to answer your query.


  • What do you need to know to provide me with…
  • What information do you need to write a thorough lesson on…
  • Give your request and add, “What else do you need to know?”

Here’s an example using ChatGPT: “I need a list of songs for an elementary music concert. What do you need to know to help with this list?”

Here’s Chat GPT’s answer (abridged to save space):

  1. Theme or purpose of the concert.
  2. Age or grade level of the students.
  3. Time duration of the concert.
  4. Musical style or genre preference.
  5. Performance format.
  6. Any specific songs already considered?
  7. Technical considerations: accompaniment, sheet music, or audio resources?
  8. Cultural or sensitivity considerations.

Here’s my new query using the bot’s suggestions.

I’d like a list of songs for an elementary music concert with a winter theme. The performers are in grades 1, 2, and 3. The concert will be 45 minutes in length. The music should be secular with a mix of upbeat and ballad styles. The students will be singing in large groups and mp3 accompaniments will need to be used. A couple of the songs should be very upbeat. I’d like the song titles, composers, and possible mp3 links.

Here’s the answer I received! (The links are only placeholders. DANG!)

  1. “Winter Wonderland” – Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link
  2. “Frosty the Snowman” – Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link
  3. “Jingle Bell Rock” – Joe Beal and Jim Boothe
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link
  4. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” – Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link
  5. “Snowflakes” – Teresa Jennings
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link
  6. “Winter, Winter” – Linda Spevacek
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link
  7. “Winter Sleigh Ride” – John Jacobson and Mac Huff
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link
  8. “Chilly Winds” – Teresa Jennings
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link
  9. “Snow Is Falling” – John Riggio
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link
  10. “Winter Lullaby” – Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid
    • MP3 Accompaniment: Link

I then asked:

That’s a great list. Can you give me ten more songs that would fit with my parameters?

Certainly! Here are ten more songs that fit the parameters of your elementary music concert about winter:

  1. “Jingle Bells” – James Lord Pierpont
  2. “Up on the Housetop” – Benjamin Hanby
  3. “The Snow Is Dancing” – Claude Debussy
  4. “Winter Fantasy” – John Higgins
  5. “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” – Irving Berlin
  6. “Snow Day” – Justin Roberts
  7. “Winter’s Waking” – Amy F. Bernon
  8. “Sleigh Ride” – Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish
  9. “The Winter Song” – Sarah Quartel
  10. “Winterlude” – Neil Young

Growing List of AI Sites

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Blooket | How to Add a Fun Twist to Music Games

If you need an online option for your music class, Blooket is a perfect choice. Here are the basics of the game, assessment opportunities, safety reminders, SEL considerations, and then a list of games I’ve created.

Blooket was created to imitate video games that kids love. It is Kahoot with more game options and can be played solo and as a class.

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Technology Tips & Tricks for Teachers

A growing group of videos to help you make effective resources for your classroom.

If your principal wants to know how you DIFFERENTIATE for students who need extra help, you can point to many of the tips on this page.

Manipulating text and images through highlighting, enlarging, separating, and many other techniques, help all kids focus on your lesson, especially those with challenges.

On this GROWING page of resources…

Great Websites

Using AI Artificial Intelligence

Eduaide.Ai is worth a look!

4Four (Rhythm Learning)

Wow, what a site! It’s unassuming but offers rhythm practice in many different methodologies. You do not need to log in to use it but here are some terms of use and interesting info you might want to read.

Here’s one game.

Paint With Music

I didn’t think I could love something more than Chrome Music Lab but this Google Arts and Culture feature, Paint With Music, is FANTASTIC. Here’s my tutorial and how you can teach melodic direction, rhythm, tone color, harmony, vocal exploration, texture, and so much more!


Syncing Lyrics With Audio for Beginners


Custom Line Spacing

Change Cursor/Pointer Size & Color

Finding Folders Faster (on a Mac) with Add to Sidebar


Getting Started, Input of Notes, Rhythm, Melody, Key, Meter, Lyrics.

Instrumentation, Formatting & Mixing Panels, pdf/mp3 Downloading, Organization Tips

Chrome Music Lab

Song Maker’s Microphone Function for Vocal Exploration

Monkeys Spinning Monkeys

A bubbly, bouncy instrumental piece that is perfect for movement activities. This instrumental piece posted on Youtube in 2014 and became a TikTok sensation, reaching over 1 million plays in 2021.

Here you will find the piece analysis, links, and teaching ideas!

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay 

Page Index

  1. Analysis
  2. Links
  3. Teaching Ideas
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