Harmonica and Bucket Drumming Clinics for all ages!
In celebration of Make Music Kansas City on June 21, adults and children of all ages are invited to learn a few notes on a free harmonica and join in on fun and interactive drumming workshops. Space is limited, register today.
FREE Hohner Harmonica Experience for Beginners
Monday, June 21, 2021
11 a.m. Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street
About: Everyone is invited to come and learn a few notes on a free harmonica and leave playing some Blues with your own brand new harmonica from Hohner Harmonicas!
Instructor-Russ Schenke: Originally from Chicago, Russ Schenke played and recorded with several American Roots and Blues bands before moving to to Kansas City and becoming part of Blues scene. He has focused for over a decade on blues harmonica, learning tone, style and skill from local legend Lee McBee, Jimmie Meade of LeVee Town and other KC harmonica greats.
FREE Urban Bucket Brigade Workshop
Monday, June 21, 2021
1 p.m. Mill Creek Park, West 47th & Broadway
2 p.m. Dunbar Park, 5501 E 36th St.
About: Bring the family for a fun outdoor drumming workshop! Using recycled buckets and a rhythm, students 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.
Instructor-C. Jaisson Taylor: This journeyman musician has taken advantage of many opportunities to play around the world, visiting Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America and even the North Pole. These experiences permeate every rhythm he plays. A love of children guides his forays into education and music therapy. Through a long relationship with Kansas City Young Audiences, Jaisson helps influence the musical growth of area youth, through a variety of programs and has created an interactive approach to teaching young people.
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. This year, over 80 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance