Free Music Making Clinics Offered on June 21

Free Music Making Clinics Offered on June 21

Harmonica and Bucket Drumming Clinics for all ages!

Kansas City Parks & Recreation is excited to announce the return of Make Music Day on June 21st. Adults and children of all ages are invited to participate in a free harmonica and/or join an interactive drumming workshop. Space is limited; registration is free but is strongly recommended.  

Free drumming workshop at the shelter in Loose Park at 1 p.m.
Teaching artist Jaisson Taylor brings this interactive and fun drumming workshop from the streets to the parks. Using recycled buckets and a rhythm, participants will learn about the role of music in various cultures and how those cultures influence what you hear in the music of the streets today. 

Free Harmonica Experience for Beginners at Lemonade Park at 2 p.m.
Local musician Russ ‘KidMan’ Schenke will be demonstrating basic technics and other insights on the harmonica. This clinic is open to all ages and no experience is necessary. A limited number of harmonicas will be provided courtesy of Hohner Harmonica. Learn a little bit and take some music with you! 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 21st

1 p.m.: Drumming Workshop, Loose Park Shelter, 5200 Wornall Rd., KCMO 64112     REGISTRATION>>
2 p.m.: Harmonica Workshop, Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO 64102  REGISTRATION>>

All Make Music Day events are available at Make Music Kansas City MO (

About Make Music KC
Kansas City’s inaugural citywide Make Music KC in 2021 was a huge success featuring 62 bands, ensembles and solo artists donating their time and talent via 101 music making events at 30 venues across metro Kansas City. Make Music KC is coordinated by Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation. Video from Make Music KC 2022 >>

About Make Music Day
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit

For more information, contact: 
Lanè Johnson, Public Information Officer, 816-209-5325