Thursday, May 16, 2013

Old Hungarian Round

This is a fun round to sing and is especailly liked by my elementary school students.  I first learned the tune with these words from an old Girl Scout song book.
Several years ago I was reintroduced to it at my Kodaly music training and learned that the Hungarian words were very different.
If you have lots of people, try it as a round with the formation for the dance being concentric circles.  The inner circle starts.  The next circle starts after the first group sings "If you dance then".  I have done it with three circles.  It makes a really cool pattern.  Thanks to Georgia Newlin for this great idea.

Community Singers Concert May 19th

Join Charlotte Community Singers for a free concert of joyful music for all ages at Sharon Presbyterian Church Chapel (map). You'll hear songs from many styles along with familiar folk songs for singing along. You’ll leave with a smile on your face, a song in your heart and a deeper sense of the common bonds that unite us all.

Singers should arrive at 4:15.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Instrument Making Workshop

I am offering a day of instrument making at my house on Saturday, June 1st.  Come anytime between 10 and 4 and stay as long as you want.  The fee to make instruments is $5.00 for each participant plus the material fee listed below.

This is geared toward kids, but adults are welcome to make stuff too! Great for teachers and grandparents! Kids should be accompanied by an adult. Supplies are limited, so please contact me if you want to reserve materials for a particular instrument.

Material fees and approximate time needed to complete the instrument:
pan flute: $1.00 (15 minutes)
One string banjo: $5.00 (30-60 minutes) includes song booklet
String on a box: $5.00 (30-60 minutes) includes song booklet
Cardboard dulcimer from Backyard Music $50.00: (1.5-2 hours) includes song booklet
Didgeridoo: $7.00 (30 minutes)
your own creations with recycled material: $1.00 each