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Meet the Instruments from "Peter and the Wolf"

Jul 24, 2020

Special treat week! A video straight from our July course: Peter and the Wolf: Meet the Characters. As you may know, each character in Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is represented by a different instrument from the orchestra. If you listen to a recording, you’ll hear the narrator introduce each character and the corresponding instrument at the beginning of the piece. Here, we take these introductions to the next level -- we include videos of professional musicians playing each character clip, we provide a bit of simple commentary about the music to help your child really engage with it, and we allow each clip to be played twice for even deeper processing of the material.

This is just one of 23 videos included in the July online music course. We also include an original song and activity about each of the characters in the story, two guessing game videos where kids can test their knowledge of the instruments and characters, and some amazing “Meet the Instrument” videos of professional musicians introducing these instruments to your child! Don’t forget the extension activities and the printables!

Next month, in our monthly subscription course, we’ll dive deeper into Peter and the Wolf, immersing ourselves in the story and listening more closely to Prokofiev’s delightful musical illustrations.

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