Links of Interest

Camps, Festivals and Workshops for Adults

Instruments and Services

List Serves

  • To join in the Musical Fossils discussion, visit Matthew Harre’s site at and then click on “Participate.”

Music Teachers

Please note that AMSF does not make teacher recommendations. To find a music teacher, AMSF recommends that you contact your local music teachers association(s).


  • Bridge to Music Project – a comprehensive music school directory designed to help music students find programs in the U.S.; includes festivals and workshops; expanding into Canada and Western Europe.
  • Classical Connect – “a virtual concert hall and the biggest searchable collection of classical music on the Internet. “
  • Craft of Piano – a new approach to piano technique
  • Free Jazz Lessons
  • Hear the Music Play Blog, articles, discussion and research to help you enjoy your music more
  • Making Music – a magazine dedicated to “better living through recreational music making. “
  • Music For The Love Of It
    Bimonthly newsletter for people who love making music
  • Musopen
    Warehouse of free music resources and educational material
  • My Panyard
    Gateway to Learning about the Steelpan Instrument
  • Piano Society
    A non-profit classical music organization founded in 2004 that has “grown to the largest resource of free classical piano recordings” on the internet. Also a source of free scores.
  • Worldwide Internet Musical Resources, sponsored by the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University
  • International Piano Archives at Maryland, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland



  • Alexander Technique Center
    Provides information about the Alexander Technique, a technique of psychophysical coordination of the whole person applied to music making
  • Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Washington
    Regional Washington, D.C. listing of Alexander Technique teachers
  • Art Songs, A Guided Tour
    Lectures and Live Performances. Co-sponsors: FAES Graduate School, NIH, and Levine School of Music. Information: 301-496-7976 or
  • Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique
    A comprehensive source of information about this century-old method of learning how to release harmful tension from your body
  • Guitar Tricks
    A site to help you learn blues guitar (and other styles) via 2500+ online guitar lessons accessible by monthly subscription
  • International Piano Archives at Maryland
    A unique resource for the study, appreciation, and preservation of the classical piano repertoire and its performance.
  • Jazz Piano Lessons
    A site devoted to helping you learn jazz online at your own pace
  • Lancaster Conservatory of Music, Inc
    Small nonprofit that provides music lessons for the community of Lancaster, PA
  • Levine School
    A Washington, D.C. area community music school offering music education to students of all ages and stages of life. Four locations in NW and SE DC, Maryland and Virginia. Free concert series.
  • Music Education Online
    A site devoted to music education
  • Musical Fossils
    A series of articles on piano pedagogy written by Matthew Harre, founder of the Adult Music Forum and a long-time teacher of both children and adults
    A subsidiary of the Dallas School of Music that provides music education services to students of all ages. Site resources include Support Center, Document Center, e-mail access to faculty, and community discussion forums.
  • National Piano Foundation
    Educational arm of the Piano Manufacturers Association International
  • Performing Arts Library, Univ. MD
    International piano archives, special collections in performing arts, and other resources for study of music, theatre, and dance
  • The Piano Education Page
    Resource for music teachers, students and fans of the piano, an educational outreach activity of West Mesa Music Teachers Assoc.
  • Washington Conservatory of Music
    Nationally accredited independent community music school in Washington, D.C. offering classes and private lessons for both children and adults and a free concert series.
  • Washington Performing Arts Society Programs for Adults
    WPAS and The Smithsonian Associates join forces to present programs that bring audiences closer to legendary artists and composers.


  • Amateur Chamber Musicians and Players, Inc.
    A nonprofit association of more than 5,000 members that facilitates informal playing and singing by people of all ages and nationalities, beginners to professionals.
  • Amateur pianists meetup groups
    Check out this site to see if there is an amateur piano meetup group organized in your locale.
  • Amateur Classical Music Association
    A nonprofit performing arts organization in Manhattan dedicated to providing performance and networking opportunities for the non-professional classical musician.
  • American Music Conference
    National non-profit association dedicated to promoting music making and music education
  • American Music Therapy Association, Inc.
    Association dedicated to advancing public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and improving access to quality music therapy services
  • Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss
    Association for adult musicians with significant hearing loss, audiologists with an interest in music and hearing loss, and music educators seeking to increase their knowledge of teaching applied music to individuals with hearing loss
  • Boston Piano Amateurs
    Non profit association founded in 2001 to provide performance opportunities, master classes and workshops to amateur adult musicians
  • The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington
    Regional Washington D.C. arts organization that promotes the interests of artists, cultural arts organizations and the community
  • Music For People
    Grass roots organization dedicated to re-vitalizing music making and promoting music as a means of self-expression
  • National Association for Music Education
    An organization whose mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all
  • New Horizons International Music Association
    an organization that assists regional groups to provide music instruction and performance opportunities for adults.
  • National Piano Foundation
    Educational arm of the Piano Manufacturers Association Intl. Site contains information on the history of pianos and how to buy a piano.
  • Piano Technicians Guild
    A not-for-profit association whose website offers information about pianos, piano tuners and technicians, and piano purchasing, tuning and repair
  • The Sacramento Saturday Club
    The “granddaddy” of AMSF-like organizations, founded in 1893 to foster the musical involvement of members and to stimulate musical interests in the Sacramento area