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Naomi Lewin brings classical music's great composers to life through music and stories. Listen to Classics for Kids® on 90.9 WGUC, the WGUC app, or online at classicsforkids.com. You can also subscribe to the Classics for Kids® podcast or enable the Classics for Kids® skill for Amazon Alexa or say "Launch Classics for Kids® for your Google Assistant.
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Classical music is fun at classicsforkids.com. Play games; listen to music and Classics for Kids® programs; and explore instruments, musical history and more.
In the classroom
Classical music can be an exciting tool. The Classics for Kids® lesson plans and teaching resources give teachers practical, effective plans and activities that use classical music to help children learn. They are based on National Standards for the Arts and state Academic Content Standards for Music, as well as the Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Orff, Dalcrose, and Kodaly philosophies.
Classics for Kids is fully sponsored by The Charles H. Dater Foundation.
This month, Classics for Kids features Spanish and Latin American Composers.
This week's show is Mexican Composers
In the 16th century, "conquistadores" – soldiers from Spain – sailed to Mexico, and took over the country from the Indigenous people who lived there. The Spanish brought their language, their religion, and their music to the place they called "Nueva España," or New Spain. Mexico became independent from Spain in the 19th century, but the music stayed, combined with African and Indigenous forms, and took on a life of its own.