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Clap for Classics!

Clap for Classics!

Hosted by: Elizabeth Nixon

Clap for Classics! is a music education podcast for kids ages 2-8. Join Ms. Elizabeth and Forte the Lion while we sing, move our bodies, learn about great classical music and more! Toddlers, preschoolers,...

Episodes

34. I Like Pie!

Season #3

Grab an egg shaker for this episode, if you have one. (Anything that shakes will work!).  Today we are sharing two songs to help us get in the Thanksgiving spirit.   The first song is a twist on a familiar favorite:...
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33. Teapots and Tchaikovsky

Season #3

For this episode you might want to grab a teapot and a scarf or wind wand if you have one. Forte, Charlotte and Ms. Elizabeth share the familiar favorite: “I’m a little teapot” and talk about the musical concepts...
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32. Let's have some pumpkin fun!

Season #3

Forte and I share 3 pumpkin activities, perfect for this time of year. Grab a pumpkin if you have one to use as a drum, and let’s get started!   To be the first to find out about our upcoming holiday promotion get on...
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31. In the Hall of the Mountain King

Season #3

Elizabeth and Forte share 2 related activities in this episode.  They share the wonderful classical piece, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg, as well as the Mountain King Game that was inspired by the...
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30. Twinkle Twinkle Little Ghost (Learning the difference between major and minor)

Season #3

Grab a scarf if you have one and we’ll learn about and practice hearing the difference between Major and Minor together. Elizabeth and Forte introduce the concept of major and minor by singing a few different songs in...
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29. "Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley"

Season #3

You’ll need rhythm sticks for this activity. Feel free to use blocks, wooden spoons, or of course just your clapping hands always work as well. Grab the free printable that accompanies this activity at...
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28. Vivaldi's "Autumn" Party

Season #3

For this activity you can grab some rhythm sticks, a scarf, and a pillow! We’ll be enjoying Vivaldi’s “Autumn” the whole first movement. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much fun you and your kids will...
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27. Beethoven's 5th: a Dragon Story

Season #3

Happy Classical Music Month!  We are sharing one of our very favorite classical music activities with you, Beethoven’s 5th: a Dragon Story.  We made up our own story inspired by the beginning of Beethoven’s 5th...
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26. This Little Light of Mine

Season #2

Today’s podcast features my friend Adeline, and a wonderful song: “This Little Light of Mine”. This little light of mine (tap knees), I’m gonna let it shine, (arms: up down up down) This little light of mine, I’m...
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25. Hi Ho the Rattlin' Bog

Season #2

Today’s podcast is a fast, fun song from the wetlands of Ireland! Grab an egg shaker and get ready to learn “Hi Ho the Rattlin’ Bog” with me and my young friend Calvin.  Grab the free printable that accompanies this...
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24. Row Row Row Your Boat

Season #2

Today’s podcast is short, sweet, and familiar! My friend Evelyn and I share Row Row Row Your Boat with some fun and silliness! Hopefully this sparks your creativity to write some more silly verses. We use our...
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23. A Musical Boat Ride With Handel

Season #2

Today we’ll be listening to and learning about a famous piece of music by George Frideric Handel, part of his iconic "Water Music". Grab some rhythm sticks and the free printable if you’d like to extend the activity...
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