Instrumental petting zoo
This workshop is geared toward any age group and provides children with a unique opportunity to learn about, listen to, and even play several percussion instruments, which have been collected from all over the world. After the demonstration, children will explore several elements of music such as pitch, beat and tempo through active participation in a variety of kinetic games and activities.
Learning to play ukulele (for young and adults)
For the total beginner – Introduction to Ukulele Song Accompaniment. Come find your musical voice through learning to sing and play the ukulele. This introduction to the Ukulele is for those picking up the ukulele for the first time. Students will learn to play the ukulele as an accompaniment to voice and sing popular songs together in a group setting. We will cover a variety of accompaniment techniques to get you playing interesting and fun versions of songs you know and love. At least one song per week will be covered (yes, we can get you playing a song in a week!). Though the focus will be on playing songs together in order to learn the basic techniques of the ukulele, certain fundamentals of music will be introduced and worked through so that the ground is broken for future musical study, whether through further courses or through independent study.
Multicultural songs and dances
Children will have fun learning songs and dances from Latin America. They will also have a hands on experience using traditional South American instruments that they most likely never saw before.