Kids' Commute

Join Classical IPR's Kate Botello each weekday morning at about 7:40 as she picks stories and sounds from the Classical world your children will love. She wants to inspire your family with the love of Classical music.

Here's the basic idea - it's likely you're listening to Classical IPR in the car while driving your kids to school. If so, they're what we like to call the, "captive audience." Kate selects music for their education and (hopefully!) enjoyment.

On the Kids' Commute, we explore Classical music by different themes - we've studied Composers A to Z, Classical music from around the world, music about animals - everything you can think of! We've explored ballets, their stories, and the music that goes along with them ("Sleeping Beauty," and "Cinderella," for instance), along with time-honored classics like Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf."

Join us weekday mornings for the Kids' Commute - no Kid or Commute required!

Kate loves to hear from kids. Send her feedback, or make a request.

Hear your kids' voices on the Kids' Commute. Find out how.

On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!

 


Kids' Commute Video Game Week: Thinking music

Mar 5, 2015

On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!

 


On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!

 


Kids' Commute Video Game Week: There be dragons!

Mar 3, 2015

On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!

 


On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!

 


We’re wrapping up French Horn this week, with Kaci Cummings!

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 


It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 


 

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 


 

Kids' Commute - Oscars Week: Growing like bamboo

Feb 20, 2015

It's the final day of Oscars Week, on Kids' Commute

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: The Tale of Princess Kaguya!

 


Kids' Commute - Oscars Week: Swimming with Selkies

Feb 19, 2015

This week on Kids' Commute, we are celebrating the upcoming Oscars! 

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: Song of the Sea!

 


Kids' Commute - Oscars Week: Dragon racing

Feb 18, 2015

This week on Kids' Commute, we are celebrating the upcoming Oscars! 

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: How to Train Your Dragon 2!

 

Kids' Commute - Oscars Week: "Cheesy" boxtrolls

Feb 17, 2015

This week on Kids' Commute, we are celebrating the upcoming Oscars! 

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: The Boxtrolls!

 


This week on Kids' Commute, we are going to celebrate the upcoming Oscars! 

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: Big Hero 6!

 


Are you tuned in to Classical IPR weekday mornings around 7:40 for the Kids' Commute?  We start out the Kids' Commute with the voices it's intended for - kids!  We'd love to hear more of your voices.  

Here's how to hear YOUR voice on the Kids' Commute:

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