Music Works Wonders, known during production as Elmo's Wonderful World of Music, was originally sent out on VHS to educators in partnership with the American Music Conference. The special runs twenty-two minutes long, with a Spanish-language track version following immediately. The cassette came in a kit of additional material meant to aid in teaching kids about and getting involved with music.

The special was later issued on a commercial DVD which was sold in Toys R Us stores for $0.01 with the purchase of another Sesame Street DVD.

It was also included as a special feature on What's the Name of That Song?.

The full video is currently available as a free video download from Sesame Workshop via the iTunes Store as part of the Learn Along with Sesame series.


Muppet Performers


  • Uzma Arif on guiro
  • Khalidah Chin on violin
  • Abel Fonseca on djembe
  • Sarah Lewis on marimba
  • Ajmal Mirzai on trumpet
  • Roman Piwinski on piano
  • Kelsey Collins
  • Avery Homer
  • Tae Markey
  • Jesse Ortiz
  • Juliana Velez
  • Mateo Velez


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