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The Music Box

English, Children Songs, 6 seasons, 72 episodes, 13 hours, 23 minutes
The Music Box is an interactive music education podcast for kids, exploring fundamental music concepts through performing, responding and connecting. The current season is hosted by music educator Faith Murphy. 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 ( 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 Doctors: Funk’s Got a Brand New Groove

In the words of James Brown, “get funky with me! C’mon!” We’re back in the operating room this week, so put on your lab coats and get ready to examine all the elements of our next patient - Funk! Join us as we explore rock steady beats, staying on the one, and grooving supporting guitar chords.This episode is recommended for grades K-5, but everyone can groove with us! Additional lessons and resources at]]>
10/20/20227 minutes, 10 seconds
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Meeting Asian Composers with Kojin Tashiro

This episode is a special one! We’ll board violinist and sound designer Kojin Tashiro’s private jet and fly all around the Asian continent, meet 4 great composers and learn about the music they make. Additional lessons and resources at Recommended for grades K-5, but everyone can embark on this ethereal journey.]]>
9/30/202210 minutes, 11 seconds
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Synthesizer to Space!

Blast off on the SS Wendy Carlos with the Music Box team and learn about all things synthesizers. From sine waves to square waves, we’ll explore the musical galaxy together to uncover all there is to know about these otherworldly electronic instruments. Additional lessons and resources at Recommended for grades K-5, but everyone can embark on this ethereal journey.]]>
9/22/202214 minutes, 27 seconds
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Broke Down Somewhere near Jupiter

Oh, no! Looks like Kiana and Fiona need a little more time to fix up their spaceship before you can come aboard. Luckily, they have everything under control (they took the manual with them). Get ready to blast off on September 7th. Additional lessons and resources at Recommended for grades K-5, but everyone can have a seat on the spaceship.]]>
8/18/20221 minute, 40 seconds
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Hitting the Pause Button

We had a new episode all ready to go for you, but it just doesn’t feel right in this moment. Listen in and we’ll tell you why we’re hitting pause this week. And we’ll be back with you next week with a new episode about how you can write your own songs. *** Resources for discussing current events with your kids: Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations About Race and Racism (Anti-Defamation League) 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice (Medium) How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids (Common Sense Media) Resources for Talking About Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence With Kids (Center for Racial Justice in Education) ]]>
6/4/202059 seconds
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The Music Box is back for Season 3!

Introducing our new host, Faith Murphy! Season 3 starts on April 23. ]]>
4/15/202056 seconds