In the classroom, classical music can be an exciting tool. The Classics for Kids® lesson plans and teaching resources give teachers practical, effective plans and activities that use classical music to help children learn. and meet national and state standards. They are based on National Standards for the Arts and state Academic Content Standards for Music, as well as on Theory of Multiple Intelligences. The materials also incorporate various philosophies, including those of Orff, Dalcrose, and Kodaly.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Strauss family was made up of four talented musicians who dominated music in Vienna for much of the 19th century. This week on Classics for Kids, learn about this amazing family and its beautiful music.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Johann Strauss Jr. started his own orchestra when he was 19-years-old, and competed with his father, who didn’t want him to become a musician. Hear more about his life and music this week on Classics for Kids.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Years ago, pianists who gave concerts had to perform works they had written themselves. Learn more about the great pianist composers this week on Classics for Kids.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Composers have always enjoyed imitating battle sounds. This week on Classics for Kids, hear examples of instruments and voices at war.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Where does the polonaise come from and when was it played? This week’s Classics for Kids program will tell you all about this form of music.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Frederic Chopin was born in Poland, but he spent much of his life away from the country he loved. This week on Classics for Kids, learn more about this famous pianist composer.