This presentation introduces an accessible method of thinking about music that improves sight-reading, jumpstarts jazz improvisation, and allows for a deeper understanding of the most commonly used sounds in music.
It begins with a demonstration of the world's first electronic instrument, invented in 1920, and then YOU play the theremin. With no buttons, valves or frets, the player must rely on their ears to find the next note. Fun for all ages!
(See and hear the theremin in action on the Video page.)
This demonstration introduces the Circle of Fourths (one of the Shapes of Music) and offers SIX unique ways to perceive and explore it. Students of all levels will benefit from an understanding of these essential musical concepts. (White board required.)
This presentation introduces Eastern European folk music with the story of how klezmer came to America and influenced pop culture with exotic rhythms like bulgars, freilachs, horas, and terkishes. See the VIDEO page for samples.
This show was designed to present the woodwind family to young students at the time they are expected to choose an instrument to play. See a sample on the VIDEO page.
A sampling of popular favorites from the Emerald Isle performed on a variety of penny whistles and complete with upbeat narration, limericks, and a sing-along. See samples on the VIDEO.