At the Lockport Conservatory, we understand that music instruction can be expensive. For this reason, we will try to help provide free materials and links to aide in the music learning process. Below you will find links to sites and applications we feel will be indispensible to students studying classical music. Though we have done our best to find great resources with no cost to the user, some things listed here may have a small fee. If so, you will find it noted just beside the name of the program or site. Other helpful links can be found on the right side of the screen. If you have a suggestion for our list that we may have missed, send us an email and we'll check it out.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is a great text to use when searching for reliable information on just about any musical instrument, term, or musician. While you can purchase them online, your local library should have the entire set.
IPA Source ($3.00 per download OR subscribe for unlimited downloads 6mo-$29.95 1 year-$49.95 with discounts come renewal time) This site is of great help to those just beginning to sing in foreign languages or learn IPA, and also to those that need their word for word translations in a hurry!
Pandora A large part of becoming a musician is listening to other musicians. Pandora is a free service through which you can create different "stations" based on a composer, musician, or song. It's a great way to hear some new music, or interpretations of old favorites.
The Lockport Conservatory of Music is located within Lockport's historic Metra station