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Program Information

Program name: Musical Inventions -- The Science of Instruments!
Program category: Music
Visual Arts- Crafts
Program length: 90 minutes
Audience level: Juvenile
Audience size: 25 kids or 15 teens
Program description: Explore the physics of sound using homemade musical instruments with Kathy Ceceri, author of Musical Inventions. Kids will learn how instruments create sound waves and how design affects pitch (frequency), timber, and volume (amplitude) by making drinking straw oboes, foam cup string basses, balloon drums, and paper poppers to take home. They'll also get to try out a variety of unusual musical gadgets such as a toolbox xylophones, salad bowl singing bowl, and musical glasses. For ages 11 and up, ask about advanced projects including Paint Stirrer Bullroarers, Wooden Thumb Pianos, or Cardboard Record Players. Kathy Ceceri is the author of over a dozen books of hands-on learning projects for kids. Her titles include Paper Inventions, Fabric Inventions, Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future, Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure, and Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture.
Space/special requirements: Please provide clean, recycled metal cans or cardboard or plastic canisters for each participant.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: The fee includes travel and all materials. Additional travel charge beyond 50 miles from Schuylerville, NY. Ask about discounts for multiple bookings in the same visit!
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Capital District
North Country
Program last updated: 08/08/2018
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Kathy Ceceri's Crafts for Learning
Performer name: Kathy Ceceri
Phone: 518-587-7801
Mailing address: 7 Pearl Street
Schuylerville, NY 12871
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Saratoga Springs Public Library, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Crandall Library (Glens Falls, NY), Queens Public Library (main branch), Middletown Thrall Library
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Performer information last updated: 08/08/2018


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