Folk Instruments for Kids

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Kids K through 4 will enjoy playing these folk instruments, learning about them and taking home a musical experience only gained by 'hands on' as this activity offers. 

Folk Instruments for Kids is a highly structured activity with hands on and sit down sessions. 

Presenter; Mr. Alan Darveaux retired special education teacher, dulcimer builder/player, woodworker, visual artist and band leader in Slight Departure has put together a fascinating approach to involving kids in the lore and lure of folk instruments. Presented in this program are the Hammer Dulcimer, Appalachian Dulcimer, Washtub Bass, Log Drum, shakers and Limber Jacks. Featured is the "Dulcidoor" engaging six kids at a time to play. All who play the "Dulcidoor", young and not so young get to sign it.

Folk Instruments for Kids has been presented at Merlefest, Kentucky Music Week, Burke County Public Libraries- Morganton, Valdese and the Orchard at Altapass, Turtle Island Preserve, Jammin‘ at Hippie Jack‘s.