192 episodes

Join host Naomi Lewin as she introduces children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way with this educational outreach program of Cincinnati Public Radio, 90.9 WGUC, and the Charles H. Dater Foundation.

Classics For Kids Naomi Lewin

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    • 4.5 • 508 Ratings

Join host Naomi Lewin as she introduces children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way with this educational outreach program of Cincinnati Public Radio, 90.9 WGUC, and the Charles H. Dater Foundation.

    The Music of Lili Boulanger

    The Music of Lili Boulanger

    Trinity Le, CFK Intern Today we are joined by guest Marissa Kerbel, a fantastic pianist and teacher, and graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music! Here she talks about the […]

    • 9 min
    Celebrating Women’s History Month: Clara Schumann

    Celebrating Women’s History Month: Clara Schumann

    Trinity Le, CFK Intern Molly Stanford, DMA student and soon-to-be graduate at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, joins us today to talk about Clara Schumann. She was a piano child […]

    • 7 min
    Gustav Holst 3: Music for Students (2023)

    Gustav Holst 3: Music for Students (2023)

    St. Paul's Girls' School in London has a sign that says: "Gustav Holst wrote The Planets and taught here." Holst composed his St. Paul's Suite for the student orchestra at St. Paul's Girls' School. Many other composers wrote music for students to perform.

    • 6 min
    Gustav Holst 2: The Planets (2023)

    Gustav Holst 2: The Planets (2023)

    Astronomy is the science that studies the sun, moon, planets, and other objects in the sky. Astrology is not a science – it tries to show how objects in the […]

    • 6 min
    Gustav Holst 1: About Gustav Holst (2023)

    Gustav Holst 1: About Gustav Holst (2023)

    Born into a family of composers, Gustav Holst wanted to follow in their footsteps. His career included playing in orchestras and serving as head of music at St. Paul's Girls' School for almost thirty years while also composing.

    He liked music by earlier English composers, folk music and poetry, especially poetry from ancient India. The success of The Planets thrust him into the spotlight and enabled him to focus more of his time on what he loved, composing.

    • 6 min
    Scott Joplin 1: About Scott Joplin

    Scott Joplin 1: About Scott Joplin

    From a very early age, Scott Joplin supported himself as a performing pianist. Eventually, he earned a living selling his compositions, too. Thanks to Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag, the most […]

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
508 Ratings

508 Ratings

SurferSquid ,

Great music history podcast for kids and their adults

I learned about Classics for Kids when it played on a classical radio station, and I was thrilled to see an archive of the episodes available for listening any time. I’ve been listening to the podcast with my niece in elementary school, and she really enjoys it, as do I.

The host is engaging and does a great job weaving a cohesive narrative within each episode, as well as implementing plenty of samples of the music she’s discussing. I feel that the length of each episode is perfect for the attention spans of most kids, but still manages to pack in a lot of information. I really like that a well-rounded variety of classical artists are talked about and their work highlighted, not just household names like Mozart and Beethoven. Plus, the podcast does a good job leaving out unsavory stuff, so it’s a safe listen for the whole family.

Classics for Kids does a great service in introducing young folks to the culture, history, and of course the music of the classical genre. I love being able to help my niece see that there’s so much more to music than pop, and we cherish the time we spend listening to this podcast together.

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Best composer study tool for homeschool!

We love this podcast! What a blessing for our homeschool to learn about composers, and for free! It’s well put together and just the right amount of info for our kids, who span from elementary to high school. Everybody can pick up something from the episodes: it’s not too dumbed down for the older ones or too complex for the younger kids. Thank you so much for this resource!!

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WOW Gabi

Wow I love this so so so much it’s like it’s teaching me and I’m just 10 years old!!!!!

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