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19. Peter and the Wolf: Meet the Characters

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Let’s meet the characters and the instruments in Peter and the Wolf.  We take our time and talk about Peter, the Cat and Grandpa to give you a little taste of the fun of this wonderful symphonic fairy tale.

Grab 3 free coloring pages to correspond to these 3 characters from the story at

Inside our All Access Membership we share this whole wonderful symphonic fairy tale with lots of active listening, games and songs about animals and going on adventures of our own!  Join the membership and get access to ALL of our music courses for kids.

Don’t miss Episode 3 of our podcast, where we introduce the bird and the duck from Peter and the Wolf.

Here are a few of our favorite versions of Peter and the Wolf that are worth listening to if you’d like to listen to the whole thing (and we recommend that you do!):

YouTube live orchestra version by Vancouver Symphony

Spotify: David Bowie narrates Peter and the Wolf, played by Philadelphia Orchestra

Amazon Music: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, narrated by Sir John Gielgud

Here are a few links to videos of us teaching more of this story.

Thanks to for licensing the classical music that we used in today’s episode.

We listened to excerpts from Peter and the Wolf, by Sergei Prokofiev.  Performed by the Royal Philharmonic with Sir John Gielgud as the narrator.

We also want to thank our friends who were featured on their individual instruments:

Heidi Wright on the violin

Dr. Julia Barnett on the flute

Matthew Boyles on the clarinet

Dr. Lizzy Nelson on the oboe

Dr. Joey Kluesener on the bassoon

Dr. Sadie Glass on the french horns

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