Classics For Kids
News from Classics for Kids™ • January 2009

HAPPY 2009 TO ALL FROM CLASSICS FOR KIDS™.
WE WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR WITH AUSTRIAN COMPOSER FRANZ SCHUBERT.

Radio Shows
Franz SchubertClassics for Kids™ in January features Austrian composer Franz Schubert. Schubert was a talented musician, singer and composer, writing over 600 songs in his lifetime.

The January programs are:

    1. Firsts for the New Year
    2. About Franz Schubert
    3. Take Me To Your Lieder
    4. Music for Piano Four Hands
    5. Marches Not Written for Bands and Parades

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Classics for Kids PodcastsCLASSICS FOR KIDS NOW AVAILABLE IN PODCAST FORM
Does your child seem forever attached to his/her iPod or Mp3 player? Then infuse it with some great music! Download the Classics for Kids™ radio show in podcast form right to their player, and give them a blast of Bach or a touch of Tchaikovsky. Podcast information is available here.

Next Month
William Grant StillFebruary’s Classics for Kids™ salutes Black History Month by featuring Mississippi born composer William Grant Still. His life took him to Wilberforce University in Ohio to study medicine, but music was his true calling. His Afro-American Symphony was the first symphony written by an African American composer to be performed by a major symphony.

Shows for February are:

    1. About William Grant Still
    2. The Afro-American Symphony
    3. Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s Poetry
    4. Black Composer’s of Classical Music

For Parents

For Parents
Franz Schubert composed some of the most beautiful music in history. Introduce your children to the music and composers of the Romantic Era by clicking on the front page link on classicsforkids.com.

For Teachers

For Teachers
The holidays are over and you are back in class… but no outdoor recess is in sight! Point your students towards classicsforkids.com for some great games, information on musical instruments and orchestra, and for you – free lesson plans to help you integrate classical music into your curriculum. All free, all for you… at classicsforkids.com.

Talk To Us
Parents and teachers, you know Classics for Kids™ loves to hear from you about the program, the website, and how it can be improved and more relevant to you in making classical music part of your child’s life.

Just fill out the feedback form here. We also want to hear from your kids, so have them check out our Bulletin Board section here to see what other kids have sent and how to send in their own artwork or letter.

Quote of the Month
"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest."

Henry Thoreau

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