All the best teachers know a little secret. Music in the classroom, played at the right time and in the right way, can set the tone for focus and creativity in your classroom. Here are 16 classroom Pandora stations recommended by our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE community. Explore and enjoy!
1. Classical For Studying
“This one is great. I’ve used it with great success.”—Lacey M.
2. The Piano Guys
“Piano guys! Just piano versions of today’s hit songs, kids love it!”—Savannah H.
3. Brazilian Radio
4. Bossa Nova Radio
5. Afrobeat Radio
“In my classroom we love these three offbeat stations.”—Jessica E.
6. Fim Scores Radio
“I use Film Score radio. It has Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, etc. They get pretty intense and exciting, but still no words.”—Mallory W.
7. Harry Potter
“I just type in Harry Potter and it plays the soundtracks of movies.”—Patty H.
8. Vitamin String Quartet
“It is a quartet that plays popular music – just instrumental. I don’t have to work about bad lyrics that may slip.” —Janal R.
9. Instrumentals for Studying
“This station has music that students will recognize from movies plus classical and instrumentals of popular songs.” —Shannon G.
10. The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra
“Current music, but only instrumental.”—Kris F.
11. Classical Goes Pop
Top selling classical groups playing well known rock and pop staples interpreted by string quartet or solo piano.
12. Lindsey Stirling
“I live for the Lindsey Stirling station—it’s upbeat instrumental and has lots of soundtrack songs from shows the kids like (Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Carribean, etc)”—Stacy B.
13. Beats for Studying
Instrumental tunes with a heavy beat to help your students focus.
14. New Age Ambient
This station has that spacey, calming sound like you hear in spas that will mellow kids right out.
15. Instrumental Chill
The word chill in the title says it all.
Beautiful, dramatic instrumentals from various string musicians.