Boombox Classroom


jollip_sm2 Hi.  I don’t think we’ve met before.  I’m Jollip, world-famous music monster and friend to kids everywhere.  When I heard the very first Boombox Classroom show, the one about Rhythm, I told Marty she needed me on the show, because I’ve got the pipes and the moves (that means I can sing and dance.  Actually, most monsters can).

So I’m not in the first show, but when Marty realized she couldn’t do the show without me, she hired me for all the rest of the shows.  I sing and I dance.  In fact, I’m the star of the show.   So, I hope you’ll listen and try out the work sheets, and don’t forget to check out my picture gallery. I’m so handsome, it can be embarrassing sometimes.

To get started, look over there. ——–>

See the part that says “Programs available for listening”?  Click on it and you’ll find a bunch of Boombox Classroom shows.  There are 110 of them in all, but we can’t fit them all on this website at once, so check back often for new ones.


Boombox Classsroom is a series of curriculum-based music lessons for kids in grades K-5 based on the national standards for Music Education.  We have more than 200 artists on the shows each year, performing live — both world and classical music.  We celebrate diversity and promote appreciation of other cultures.

Boombox Classroom teaches kids the fundamentals of music, such as rhythm, harmony, melody, timbre and form.  We integrate the music lessons with geography, science, anthropology, math, language, literature, and a lot of history.

You’ll hear the L.A. Guitar Quartet , Bobby McFerrin, Sylvia McNair,  Bobby McFerrinpipa player Wu Man, violinists Rachel Barton and Cho Liang Lin, cellist Carter Brey, the New York Philharmonic, and musicians from Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, the Caribbean, Asia, and of course, the United States.

LA Guitar Quartet

Wu Man

Let us know what you think!

Boombox Classroom was awarded the Fine Arts Radio International Award in 2003.
In 2002, Boombox Classroom received the 2002 Golden Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ for National Music Series. Please take some time to explore all that Boombox Classics has to offer.