Mad About Percussion: Creating and Playing Percussion Instruments

Percussion instruments are often referred to as the “backbone” or “heartbeat” of music.  In this class, students will create a variety of percussion instruments, including drums, rain sticks, chimes, shakers, and more using collected materials such as wood, pipes, sticks, and seeds.  They will also explore the role of percussion music in various cultures and learn to make music together as an ensemble.  Each student will take home an instrument they make.

About ExplorSchool

For Rising 6th – 8th Grade Students

Your Summer of Discovery Awaits

MITY’s ExplorSchool provides rising 6th-8th grade students a unique opportunity to investigate new topics and dive deeper into their passions at a level that is challenging and motivating.  Intellectually curious students take two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, enabling them to explore different disciplines, experience things that are not possible within a normal school setting, and forge new friendships.

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