Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids a fun guide to instruments, orchestras and composers. 

National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) - NYJO have created the NYJO Virtual Academy. Whether you are a complete beginner or a gigging pro, the NYJO Virtual Academy has materials designed to inspire, challenge and take your playing to another level.

Featuring the ‘Minus One’ series – where you get to be a part of our world class, 24 piece Jazz Orchestra – this collection of resources has been created by NYJO’s Artistic Director and a team of expert educators.

The Virtual Academy also includes a set of Learning Journeys so you can get playing at your level in an instant.

Register with the Virtual Academy

Sheet music 

toplayalong.com - free sheet music with backing tracks to play along for recorder, violin, flute, trumpet, alto sax and clarinet. It consists of free music of different styles and levels which can be downloaded and printed off if necessary. Each piece has 3 audio files; full music, just the piano accompaniment to play along, and a slow version to play along. The speed can be increased or decreased. 

8notes.com - this site caters for a large range of instruments. Traditional, world, rock and pop, film and improvising possibilities. Activities for each piece include piano accompaniment with and without instrument/facility to change key of piece/change tempo.