December is Homeschool Holiday Music Month in the River Houses, and throughout the month we’ll be sharing an assortment of seasonal favorites in a great variety of styles and genres, along with a collection of easy educational notes that will let you teach little musical lessons all along the way.
If you’d like to fill your homeschool with some beautiful background sounds during the holidays, why not tune in to the 24-hour Holiday Channel from WQXR, the famous classical music radio station in New York City. WQXR’s Holiday Channel broadcasts seasonal favorites in the classical style: orchestral music, choirs, brass ensembles, traditional carols, and more.
- ➢ WQXR Holiday Channel (wqxr.org) (click the Listen Live button)
If you hear something you particularly like, or if you want to encourage your students to learn more about titles, composers, and performers, you can browse the daily playlists of all the pieces that are broadcast.
In the old days of radio there used to be quite a few classical music stations around the country. WQXR is now one of the small number of major stations that remain, but through the happy medium of the Internet, you and I and anyone around the world can enjoy their broadcasts wherever we have an online connection. I have the Holiday Channel on as background music almost every day at this time of year. Won’t you join me?
What marvelous musical discoveries will you be making in your homeschool during this delightful Holiday Music Month? 🎄 🎵
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