18 episodes

The Music Box is an interactive music education podcast for kids, exploring fundamental music concepts through performing, responding and connecting. Hosted by musician and educator Jecorey Arthur, 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 from Louisville Public Media and PRX, sponsored by PNC and also made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

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The Music Box is an interactive music education podcast for kids, exploring fundamental music concepts through performing, responding and connecting. Hosted by musician and educator Jecorey Arthur, 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 from Louisville Public Media and PRX, sponsored by PNC and also made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    Rhythms, Names, and Nonsense

    Rhythms, Names, and Nonsense

    We'll explore the rhythms of our own names, and the special nonsense sounds we use sometimes to speak rhythms aloud. This is the final of three episodes about rhythm; this one is mainly for 4th and 5th graders, but even little ones have fun with the silly syllables. Additional information, including lesson plans and suggestions for extending the learning, available at musicboxpod.org. This episode was recorded in part at Hazelwood Elementary School in Louisville, KY. Thanks to music teacher Kiara Watts and everyone at Hazelwood for hosting us. The Music Box is a production of Louisville Public Media and PRX, with support from PNC. Connect with us on social media! Facebook: Music Box Twitter: Music Box Instagram: Music Box

    • 9 min
    Find Your Rhythm!

    Find Your Rhythm!

    Rhythm patterns coming at you again this week -- and this time we'll try putting different rhythms on top of each other to make a BIG pattern! We'll use the length of your hair to play with rhythms — what?? This is the second of three episodes about rhythm; this episode is aimed at 2nd and 3rd grade, but anyone can play. Additional information, including lesson plans and suggestions for extending the learning, available at musicboxpod.org. This episode was recorded in part at Hazelwood Elementary School in Louisville, KY. Thanks to music teacher Kiara Watts and everyone at Hazelwood for hosting us. The Music Box is a production of Louisville Public Media and PRX, with support from PNC. Connect with us on social media! Facebook: Music Box Twitter: Music Box Instagram: Music Box

    • 8 min
    Rhythm Nation

    Rhythm Nation

    Rhythm is a pattern! We'll practice listening to rhythms and clapping them back. This is the first of three episodes about rhythm; this episode is aimed at kindergarten and first grade, but everybody will have fun with these tricky rhythms. Additional information, including lesson plans and suggestions for extending the learning, available at musicboxpod.org. This episode was recorded in part at Hazelwood Elementary School in Louisville, KY. Thanks to music teacher Kiara Watts and everyone at Hazelwood for hosting us. The Music Box is a production of Louisville Public Media and PRX, with support from PNC. Connect with us on social media! Facebook: Music Box Twitter: Music Box Instagram: Music Box

    • 7 min
    How to "Beat" the System

    How to "Beat" the System

    Rocking to a steady beat... and waltzing, and marching, and bopping, and more. This is the final of three episodes about beat; this one is aimed at 4th and 5th grade level, but all ages will have fun counting and stepping. Additional information, including lesson plans and suggestions for extending the learning, available at musicboxpod.org. This episode was recorded in part at Eisenhower Elementary School in Louisville, KY. Thanks to music teacher Jenny Yankey and everyone at Eisenhower for hosting us. The Music Box is a production of Louisville Public Media and PRX, with support from PNC. Connect with us on social media! Facebook: Music Box Twitter: Music Box Instagram: Music Box

    • 8 min
    Beat in the Middle

    Beat in the Middle

    We'll keep exploring that steady beat! This time we'll learn about how beats are grouped in different ways to make time signatures, and we'll move around to a march, a waltz, some jazz, some hip hop, and more. This is the second of three episodes about beat; this episode is aimed at 2nd and 3rd grade levels, but everybody's welcome to bop along. Additional information, including lesson plans and suggestions for extending the learning, available at musicboxpod.org. This episode was recorded in part at Eisenhower Elementary School in Louisville, KY. Thanks to music teacher Jenny Yankey and everyone at Eisenhower for hosting us. The Music Box is a production of Louisville Public Media and PRX, with support from PNC. Connect with us on social media! Facebook: Music Box Twitter: Music Box Instagram: Music Box

    • 6 min
    All You Can Beat

    All You Can Beat

    Beat is STEADY! We'll be moving around to different types of music today -- get ready to tiptoe, skip, walk, and hop. This is the first of three episodes about beat; this episode is aimed at kindergarten & 1st grade, but anyone can jump to the beat! Additional information, including lesson plans and suggestions for extending the learning, available at musicboxpod.org. This episode was recorded in part at Eisenhower Elementary School in Louisville, KY. Thanks to music teacher Jenny Yankey and everyone at Eisenhower for hosting us. The Music Box is a production of Louisville Public Media and PRX, with support from PNC. Connect with us on social media! Facebook: Music Box Twitter: Music Box Instagram: Music Box

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

Flautista211 ,

❤️

My children loved the rhythm episodes! Great work!

luluky74 ,

A+!!

I was blown away by this delightful podcast. I listened to the entire episode before the kids even got home - they will love it!

fanfare for the uncommon woman ,

First of its kind

I haven't seen an educational podcast quite like this before where production includes students in classrooms and the curriculum is as extensive and is aimed at integrating multiple content areas.

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