72 episodes

The Music Box is an interactive music education podcast for kids, exploring fundamental music concepts through performing, responding and connecting. The current season is hosted by music educators Kiana Del and Fiona Palensky. Each episode gets listeners involved in making music! Short episodes are perfect for a car ride or just hanging out at home. Get printable lesson plans and ideas for extending the learning at musicboxpod.org. The Music Box is produced by Louisville Public Media and made possible in part by support from PNC and the Norton Foundation.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 โ€ข 121 Ratings

The Music Box is an interactive music education podcast for kids, exploring fundamental music concepts through performing, responding and connecting. The current season is hosted by music educators Kiana Del and Fiona Palensky. Each episode gets listeners involved in making music! Short episodes are perfect for a car ride or just hanging out at home. Get printable lesson plans and ideas for extending the learning at musicboxpod.org. The Music Box is produced by Louisville Public Media and made possible in part by support from PNC and the Norton Foundation.

    Experimentation Station!

    Experimentation Station!

    For season sixโ€™s FINALE, weโ€™ll board the finest time traveling locomotive this side of the train soundboard once again to explore experimental music throughout history! Weโ€™ll be going all the way from Pauline Oliveros to Bjำงrk, remembering all the things weโ€™ve talked about this season, like improvisation, drum machines, and more! Learn about musical experiments, meet up with an old friend, and get your ticket to hop aboard at musicboxpod.org. Recommended for grades 3-8, but all students can join in on the time traveling fun!!
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    • 16 min
    The Music Doctors: Funkโ€™s Got a Brand New Groove

    The Music Doctors: Funkโ€™s Got a Brand New Groove

    In the words of James Brown, โ€œget funky with me! Cโ€™mon!โ€ Weโ€™re back in the operating room this week, so put on your lab coats and get ready to examine all the elements of our next patient - Funk! Join us as we explore rock steady beats, staying on the one, and grooving supporting guitar chords.
    This episode is recommended for grades K-5, but everyone can groove with us! Additional lessons and resources at musicboxpod.org.


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    • 7 min
    Music Made By Bugs?!

    Music Made By Bugs?!

    Get your daily dose of music AND science as we dive into the bugโ€™s life and the music they inspire.

    • 8 min
    Behind the Music: I'm a Music Therapist!

    Behind the Music: I'm a Music Therapist!

    Marissa Thomas teaches us about this music career path

    • 11 min
    Meeting Asian Composers with Kojin Tashiro

    Meeting Asian Composers with Kojin Tashiro

    This episode is a special one! Weโ€™ll board violinist and sound designer Kojin Tashiroโ€™s private jet and fly all around the Asian continent, meet 4 great composers and learn about the music they make.

    Additional lessons and resources at musicboxpod.org. Recommended for grades K-5, but everyone can embark on this ethereal journey.
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    • 10 min
    Synthesizer to Space!

    Synthesizer to Space!

    Blast off on the SS Wendy Carlos with the Music Box team and learn about all things synthesizers. From sine waves to square waves, weโ€™ll explore the musical galaxy together to uncover all there is to know about these otherworldly electronic instruments.

    Additional lessons and resources at musicboxpod.org. Recommended for grades K-5, but everyone can embark on this ethereal journey.
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

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My three-year-old loves it!

We listen to this podcast while riding in the car. My three-year-old laughs at the kids and other actors. He loves the music and learning about instruments. He listens so attentively, it truly makes me smile. Now he asks for it: โ€œMusic Box!โ€

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