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Sesame Street’s Bob McGrath has been making music with children for over 40 years. Here, Learning Matters producer Cat McGrath talks with her father about music education and his work with Sesame Street, Mitch Miller, and symphony orchestras across the country.
This father-daughter interview accompanies a PBS NewsHour segment about a free after-school music program in New York, the Harmony Program. The program provides music education to mostly low-income children and is modeled on similar efforts in Venezuela, known as El Sistema. You can watch that piece above.
Previously, we released a podcast featuring an interview between John Merrow — the correspondent on the PBS piece — and Placido Domingo. Listen to that here.
You can listen to the McGraths in conversation — and singing! — by clicking the play button above on the audio player.
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