Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids contains a wealth of music, musical games, lessons, and activities on composers and musicians from Baroque composers of the 1600s, such as Purcell, to Modern composers, such as Copeland and Bernstein.

There are brief biographies of composers, that include links to other composers who influenced them and who they influenced and links to excerpts from their music and the “Classics for Kids” radio show on Cincinnati Public Radio.  Biographies can be viewed by composer name, country, musical period, or by an interactive timeline.

Other activities include games for kids to compose their own music, a dictionary of musical terms and instruments, information about careers in music, and downloadable podcasts of the radio shows.  For teachers, there are elementary-based music lesson plans.