FLUTES FROM AROUND THE WORLD & FLUTE MAKING WORKSHOP
MICHAEL KANNER, SPECTRA ARTIST
If we start at 8:15 or so with the class of approximately 20 students, this workshop can be completed by lunch time. Here is a breakdown of times and complete program.
(15-20 min. whole class activity)
We begin with a sing-along while I play the flute. Children are encouraged to "name the tune.
FLUTES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
(45 min. whole class presentation)
A collection of flutes from around the world and a world map are displayed. After I play each flute, a tape of a short traditional piece of music from that country/continent is played. Students are encouraged to guess the origin and get up and dance to the music. Map is referred to and geography is discussed throughout this activity.
(on going, 2 + hrs.)
Around my work table, a brief talk on safety and proper use of tools is discussed. One child will demonstrate the making of a flute (with help form me) while the whole class watches. Then a group of six are directed to choose a piece of bamboo and a piece of sandpaper to prepare for flute making while the others continue with the teacher‚s regular classroom activities. This procedure will continue until each child (teachers and aides too if they choose) make a flute. Each flute can be decorated with feathers and beads.
PLAYING THE FLUTE
(15 min. whole class)
This is a group lesson on playing the flute, after which each student will receive an instruction sheet to take home for practice.