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Stories in Music™ is a classical music series for children and families. Recorded by Maestro Classics™ (formerly Magic Maestro Music®), this series of works for narrator and symphony orchestra features new, sophisticated performances with child-friendly, fun-filled stories and musical explanations. Educational for adults and children alike, this series grew out of family concerts created by conduc

tor Stephen Simon and his wife, music educator/executive producer Bonnie Ward Simon, and premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Rave reviews nationwide and numerous top awards have greeted this unique series of classical music CDs for kids with its signature format.

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08/09/2023

Back to School Sale!
15% off all CDs & MP3 albums
With code BACK2SCHOOL

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A heartwarming story about music and cheesecake!
04/28/2023

A heartwarming story about music and cheesecake!

This simple recipe just might have changed the course of musical history.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with 15% off Mike Mulligan CD/MP3!Use code MIKEListen today with instant MP3 download or get...
03/13/2023

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with 15% off Mike Mulligan CD/MP3!

Use code MIKE

Listen today with instant MP3 download or get free shipping with CD purchase.

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New Blog Post!We discuss the CD, including the history of the CD, why it is gaining in popularity once again, how it hol...
02/01/2023

New Blog Post!

We discuss the CD, including the history of the CD, why it is gaining in popularity once again, how it holds up against music streaming services, and more.

Also, learn why Maestro Classics has ultimately decided not to raise our prices this year.

All about the CD. Also, why Maestro Classics decided not to raise our prices.

The Maestro Classics Holiday Sale Starts Now! 25% OFF all CDs & MP3s! Use code WINTER25Visit www.MaestroClassics.com/sal...
12/12/2022

The Maestro Classics Holiday Sale Starts Now!

25% OFF all CDs & MP3s!

Use code WINTER25

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Makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer for kids ages 5 and up!

11/21/2022

Black Friday SALE happening now!

Maestro Classics Stories in Music is classical music made for kids! Great classical music with fun narrated stories, educational tracks, and activity booklets.

Makes a great holiday gift!

Our biggest sale of the year on all CDs, MP3s, and collections. Extra savings when you bundle!

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Shop early this holiday season!All products on SUPER SALE!Get a head start on your gift list, or get into the holiday sp...
10/15/2022

Shop early this holiday season!
All products on SUPER SALE!

Get a head start on your gift list, or get into the holiday spirit by listening to “The Nutcracker.”

FREE Special Edition “The Nutcracker” CD with purchase of a 12 CD Collection!

Offers valid through Oct. 21st

Did Amazon make a mistake?!? The 12 CD Collection is ON SALE at Amazon.com for only $78.24!! Limited time deal so HURRY!...
10/07/2022

Did Amazon make a mistake?!?
The 12 CD Collection is ON SALE at Amazon.com for only $78.24!!

Limited time deal so HURRY!!

BBC Music Magazine Best Classical Music for KidsHere is BBC's list of the top 10 pieces for introducing young listeners ...
10/06/2022

BBC Music Magazine Best Classical Music for Kids

Here is BBC's list of the top 10 pieces for introducing young listeners to classical music!

"From Prokofiev to Britten, there are plenty of composers who wrote music specifically for children. But where best to start? Here is our pick of the ten best classical music for children."

From Prokofiev to Britten, there are plenty of composers who wrote music specifically for children. But where best to start? Here is our pick of the ten best classical music for children

Big savings on CDs & MP3s this LaborDay weekend!Visit MaestroClassics.com/saleActivity booklets included and free U.S. s...
09/02/2022

Big savings on CDs & MP3s this Labor
Day weekend!

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Activity booklets included and free U.S. shipping.

Curriculum guides and other resources available for free on our website


It’s the Maestro Classics Back to School Sale! All CDs 15% off with code BACK2SCHOOLActivity booklets included and more ...
08/11/2022

It’s the Maestro Classics Back to School Sale!

All CDs 15% off with code BACK2SCHOOL

Activity booklets included and more free resources available online.

Visit www.maestroclassics.com to shop and learn more.

Coupon code valid through Monday, August 15th

4th of July SALE happening now! Great prices on all MP3 albums & select CDs.Plus use code JULY2022 for extra 10% off whe...
07/01/2022

4th of July SALE happening now!

Great prices on all MP3 albums & select CDs.

Plus use code JULY2022 for extra 10% off when you spend $20+

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Episode 7: The French HornFrom “What Instrument Should I Play?”In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews student Fre...
06/28/2022

Episode 7: The French Horn

From “What Instrument Should I Play?”

In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews student French hornist Luke Suter about how he started playing the French horn, his experience at a performing arts high school in New York City, how the French horn is played, fun facts about the French horn, and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKoGO2m1Wpw&t=3s
"What Instrument Should I Play?" is a new series from Maestro Classics. In each episode, Maestro Classics Executive Producer and Creative Director Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional musicians about how they started their instrument and where that fateful choice has taken them.

Visit us online at MaestroClassics.com




In Episode 7 of "What Instrument Should I Play?" Bonnie Ward Simon interviews student French hornist Luke Suter about how he started playing the French horn,...

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06/21/2022

22% OFF SALE ends tomorrow!

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Salley Mavor, the wonderful artist who created the artwork for the Maestro Classics "Peter and the Wolf" album, is havin...
06/09/2022

Salley Mavor, the wonderful artist who created the artwork for the Maestro Classics "Peter and the Wolf" album, is having an exhibition of her work in Kennebunk, Maine from June 7th-September 11th. Salley's incredible 3-dimensional hand-stitched artwork will be on display. Her work can be found in children’s books, editorial illustrations and stop-motion animation. If you live nearby, we highly recommend you stop by! And if not, you can visit the links below.

Check out the exhibition here: https://brickstoremuseum.org/visit/exhibits/what-a-relief-the-art-of-salley-mavor/

Salley's own website can be found here: https://weefolkstudio.com

WEE FOLK STUDIO

06/06/2022

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SALE FINAL DAY!Last day to get great prices on CDs and MP3s! All CDs on sale - 2021 prices!! Plus use code REMEMBER for ...
05/31/2022

SALE FINAL DAY!

Last day to get great prices on CDs and MP3s! All CDs on sale - 2021 prices!!

Plus use code REMEMBER for 10% off all MP3s & CDs when you spend $20+

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Going Somewhere This Memorial Day Weekend? Keep the kids entertained withMaestro Classics! Great for cars,planes, trains...
05/23/2022

Going Somewhere This Memorial Day Weekend?

Keep the kids entertained with
Maestro Classics! Great for cars,
planes, trains...however you're traveling!

All CDs now on SALE

Extra 10% off MP3s & CDs
when you spend $20+
(Use code REMEMBER)

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Episode 6: The BassoonFrom “What Instrument Should I Play?”In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional ba...
05/03/2022

Episode 6: The Bassoon

From “What Instrument Should I Play?”

In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional bassoonist Stephanie Corwin about how she started playing the bassoon, how the bassoon is assembled and played, bassoon reeds, and more.

Bonus videos all about bassoon reeds and playing historical bassoons linked at MaestroClassics.com/what-instrument-should-i-play
"What Instrument Should I Play?" is a new series from Maestro Classics. In each episode, Maestro Classics Executive Producer and Creative Director Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional musicians about how they started their instrument and where that fateful
choice has taken them.

Visit us online at MaestroClassics.com






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1d4BCcNktM

In Episode 6 of "What Instrument Should I Play?" Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional bassoonist Stephanie Corwin about how she started playing the bass...

Episode 5: The ViolinFrom "What Instrument Should I Play?"In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional vio...
04/22/2022

Episode 5: The Violin

From "What Instrument Should I Play?"

In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional violinist Sharon Yamada. They discuss Sharon's position in the New York Philharmonic, how she started playing at age 3.5 on a teeny tiny violin, the orchestra audition process, violin bows and much more!
"What Instrument Should I Play?" is a new series from Maestro Classics. In each episode, Maestro Classics Executive Producer and Creative Director Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional musicians about how they started their instrument and where that fateful
choice has taken them.

Visit us online at MaestroClassics.com






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In Episode 5 of "What Instrument Should I Play?" Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional violinist Sharon Yamada. They discuss Sharon's position in the New...

04/22/2022

Episode 5: The Violin

In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional violinist Sharon Yamada. They discuss Sharon's position in the New York Philharmonic, how she started playing at age 3.5 on a teeny tiny violin, the orchestra audition process, violin bows...and much more!

"What Instrument Should I Play?" is a new series from Maestro Classics. In each episode, Maestro Classics Executive Producer and Creative Director Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional musicians about how they started their instrument and where that fateful choice has taken them.

Visit us online at MaestroClassics.com



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04/17/2022

Maestro Classics Easter Egg Hunt happening now!

Visit MaestroClassics.com to find an egg hidden on our site and win a great prize!

The annual Maestro Classics Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow, Sunday 17th @ 1PM EST! Find an egg to win a great prize! Th...
04/16/2022

The annual Maestro Classics Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow, Sunday 17th @ 1PM EST!

Find an egg to win a great prize!

This Sunday, 15 eggs will be hidden around the Maestro Classics website.

Each egg is linked to a special code that can be used only once.

Click the egg to see what you won.

Be the first to use the code at checkout to claim the prize!

at MaestroClassics.com

Win great prizes!

The Easter Sale is here!15% Off All MP3 Albums & Collections with code EASTER22Plus get the Spring 3 CD Bundle for just ...
04/13/2022

The Easter Sale is here!

15% Off All MP3 Albums & Collections with code EASTER22

Plus get the Spring 3 CD Bundle for just $30!
(Includes: The Tortoise and the Hare, Bach and the Pipe Organ, & Carnival of the Animals)

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Episode 4: The ClarinetFrom "What Instrument Should I Play?" In this episide, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional ...
04/03/2022

Episode 4: The Clarinet

From "What Instrument Should I Play?"

In this episide, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional clarinetist Garrett Hack. They discuss "doubling" on multiple wind instruments, playing in Broadway shows, and tips for playing the clarinet and dealing with reeds.

Our first remote Zoom interview of the series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNV-tl7r7nw&t=11s
"What Instrument Should I Play?" is a new series from Maestro Classics. In each episode, Maestro Classics Executive Producer and Creative Director Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional musicians about how they started their instrument and where that fateful choice has taken them.

View all episodes at https://www.maestroclassics.com/what-instrument-should-i-play

Visit us online at www.MaestroClassics.com




In Episode 4 of "What Instrument Should I Play?" Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional clarinetist Garrett Hack. They discuss "doubling" on multiple wind...

03/23/2022

Episode 3: The Pipe Organ

From “What Instrument Should I Play?”

In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional organist, David Enlow. They talk about how David became interested in the pipe organ and began playing at a young age, how the pipe organ works, and how the instrument has been used from announcing gladiator fights in ancient Rome to performances in modern concert halls.

David also demonstrates playing the pipe organ - with his hands and his feet!
"What Instrument Should I Play?" is a new series from Maestro Classics. In each episode, Maestro Classics Executive Producer and Creative Director Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional musicians about how they started their instrument and where that fateful choice has taken them.

Visit us online at MaestroClassics.com




Episode 3: The Pipe OrganFrom “What Instrument Should I Play?”In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional...
03/23/2022

Episode 3: The Pipe Organ

From “What Instrument Should I Play?”

In this episode, Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional organist, David Enlow. They talk about how David became interested in the pipe organ and began playing at a young age, how the pipe organ works, and how the instrument has been used from announcing gladiator fights in ancient Rome to performances in modern concert halls.

David also demonstrates playing the pipe organ - with his hands and his feet!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMW9XLMzeOk

"What Instrument Should I Play?" is a new series from Maestro Classics. In each episode, Maestro Classics Executive Producer and Creative Director Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional musicians about how they started their instrument and where that fateful choice has taken them.

Visit us online at MaestroClassics.com





In Episode 3 of "What Instrument Should I Play?" Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional organist, David Enlow. They talk about how David became interested...

03/18/2022

Caught a glimpse of a marching band performing at the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade this afternoon!
What instrument would you play in marching band?

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03/01/2022

March is Mike Mulligan Month!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this month with *15% OFF* Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel!
This video is too fun not to share again this year!

25% OFF all CDs & MP3s this President’s Day weekend!PLUS get a FREE Bach and the Pipe Organ CD/MP3 when you buy 3 or mor...
02/19/2022

25% OFF all CDs & MP3s this President’s Day weekend!

PLUS get a FREE Bach and the Pipe Organ CD/MP3 when you buy 3 or more CDs/MP3s

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A 10-year-old Nathan Chen skates to "Peter and the Wolf" at the 2010 Nationals gala!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaLz...
02/11/2022

A 10-year-old Nathan Chen skates to "Peter and the Wolf" at the 2010 Nationals gala!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaLzoohy_FU

Even at just 10 years old, Nathan Chen was destined for stardom, watch his performance from the 2010 Nationals gala and his correct prediction about the 2018...

02/10/2022

*NEW!!!*
What Instrument Should I Play?
Welcome to a new series from Maestro Classics called "What Instrument Should I Play?" Watch and listen while Maestro Classics Executive Producer and Creative Director Bonnie Ward Simon interviews professional musicians about how they started their instrument and where that fateful choice has taken them.

Episode 1: The Flute
Bonnie Ward Simon interviews Jessica Kelly, a professional flutist and the General Manager of Maestro Classics. They discuss everything from starting a band instrument to making a sound on the flute to playing Broadway shows! Special appearances by flute and classical guitar ensemble Redbrick Duo and a surprise guest - watch til the end!
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Check out our new blog post to learn about Franz Joseph Haydn and Scott Joplin on the Classics for Kids website!https://...
01/19/2022

Check out our new blog post to learn about Franz Joseph Haydn and Scott Joplin on the Classics for Kids website!

https://www.maestroclassics.com/post/haydn-and-joplin

Franz Joseph Haydn Learn all about composer Franz Joseph Haydn! Theres a biography, musical examples, and short shows to listen to with information about Haydn's life and music. Also includes musical snippets, as well as quizzes and lesson plans. Click here to visit the Classics for Kids website and...

01/18/2022

Kids of all ages love listening to Maestro Classics Stories in Music!

Watch this baby enjoy listening to "Peter and the Wolf.”

Playing classical music for babies and young children helps develop a love of music from an early age. It also stimulates brain development, spurs creativity, and promotes relaxation in babies.

Visit MaestroClassics.com to learn more



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01/14/2022

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Offer valid through Tuesday, Jan. 18th


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Stories in Music™ by Maestro Classics is a new classical music series for children and families. This series of works for narrator and symphony orchestra features new, sophisticated performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and child-friendly, fun-filled stories with musical explanations. Educational for adults and children alike, this series grew out of family concerts created by conductor Stephen Simon and his wife, music educator/executive producer Bonnie Ward Simon, and premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Rave reviews nationwide and numerous top awards have greeted this unique series of classical music CDs & MP3s for kids with its signature format.

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Collaborations between David Enlow, Organist and Maestro Classics are always fantastic! Thanks to both for their continued efforts to bring the pipe organ to children!
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Please check https://youtu.be/8HpCtkx9_6M for Gymnopédie No. 1.
What fun it was to illustrate Peter and the Wolf a number of years ago for Maestro Classics! I also made illustrations of the animal characters for the CD's accompanying activity booklet. This is just one of the award-winning collection of stories set to classical music offered by Maestro Classics.
Spread cheer this holiday season with The Nutcracker from Maestro Classics! Listen to the wonderful music from this timeless ballet with (or without) the story narrated by Jim Weiss. It’s guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!

The Nutcracker album makes a wonderful gift, stocking stuffer, or fun and educational activity for grades K-8 and beyond. And there’s over a dozen other albums to choose from too, including Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals, and Casey at the Bat. Enjoy with the whole family and learn together: https://bit.ly/maestrosimple (sponsor)
Could you use an easy homeschool win?! Maestro Classics makes it a breeze to integrate classical music into your family’s routine–taking their engaging stories on the go with you in the van or enjoying them around the dining table (giving you a short break from noisy chatter!)

AND you can use them with multiple ages, from grades K-8th and beyond, so it really is something the whole family can enjoy and learn from together: https://bit.ly/maestrosimple (sponsor)
With fun stories and musical explanations, Maestro Classics is designed to help your family cultivate a love of music through education and joyful performances, expand and develop listening skills, and encourage families to listen together.

If you've been looking for a way to bring classical music and all its benefits into your homeschool, this is it! And it's ideal for grades K-8th, so siblings can learn together: https://bit.ly/maestrosimple (sponsor)
Welcome to my newest sponsor: Maestro Classics! Their mission is to bring families together through music and stories.

If you’ve been looking for a way to bring classical music and all its benefits into your homeschool, this is it! Each national award-winning CD or MP3 they offer includes classical music with a narrated story, educational tracks, sing-alongs, and an activity booklet–ideal for grades K-8th: https://bit.ly/maestrosimple
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