The Music Box

The Music Box is a one-stop music education shop with interactive podcasts, printable lesson plans, how-to videos, behind-the-scenes content with professional musicians, and more! If you’re an elementary teacher who would like to schedule a session with us please complete our FORM.


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“I got to play a drum and even a piano! The game we played made me laugh so much! Are we going back soon?” – Pierce, Preschooler

The Music Box is free for all users. We make content targeted for elementary grades K-5. We encourage you to share photos and videos while tagging WUOL and hash-tagging #MusicBoxPod so we can share the joy of music-making with others. Season 2 will be hosted by Jecorey Arthur and produced by Tara Anderson.

National Arts Standards

MU:Cr1.1.K improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns and musical ideas for a specific purpose.

MU:Pr6.1.2 perform music for a specific purpose with expression and technical accuracy.

MU:Pr6.1.5 perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.

Season I

Podcast Preview and Introduction


Episode I: The Golden Record

Listen | Interact | Activities | Behind the Scenes

Episode II: Superheroes and Time Machines

Listen | Interact | Activities | Behind the Scenes

Episode III: Meet a Composer! with Rachel Grimes

Listen | Activities | Behind the Scenes

Episode IV: Homemade Music

Listen I Activities

Credits: produced, recorded, and hosted by Sara Louise, educational resources by Paul Robinson and Sara Louise Callaway, curriculum design by Paul Robinson, photography by Tyler Franklin, recording assistance by Anne Gauthier, narrated with help of Kentuckiana students and teachers and experts from near and far.

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