AFTER-SCHOOL & IN-SCHOOL MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
Offered in Berkeley, Oakland and other East Bay areas.
Thingamakids Education Program is a unique platform for children to cultivate natural curiosity, grow scientific temper and develop artistic skills through sound discoveries in found objects.
In the school workshops, offered both in-school and after-school, we extend this mission through the following 3-part approach :
Explore : Find everyday objects and study melody, harmony and rhythm through the sounds they produce. This is a prime-focus in all storytelling-based workshops such as the popular Music, Movement & Games.
Create :: Assemble objects and other material to develop unique soundworks or instruments. Students build various soundworks such as Trash Guitar, Bucket Drums, Bamboo Flutes, Wind Chimes and more
Perform :: Collaborate as a musical ensemble to play found sounds and various self-built soundworks. Children form groups and bands, and create performances that incorporate a unique understanding of music and sounds.
Fun, interactive sessions for all ages, led by dedicated teaching artists
Encourages environmental awareness
Modeled for overall development
Diverse projects based on school-curriculum
Duration : 1.5 hr (minimum 50 mins)
Maximum capacity : 15 children
Led by a Trained Teaching Artist (may
include an assistant*)
Workshops offered year-round
Teaching Artist Fee : $65/hour
Administration Fee: $75
Materials budget: $3/student
Transportation: free (up to 45mins)