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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 sponsored by The Charles H. Dater Foundation.
This month, Classics for Kids features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
This week's show is Janissary Music
In the 18th century, Janissary music became all the rage in Europe. Janissaries were the men who guarded the sultan of Turkey. They had wonderful bands that included instruments that sounded very exotic to European ears: cymbals, triangles and bass drums.