This is a really cool story. I love inspirational people that think out of the box. That is my Uncle Dar. Tempe plumber by day, music creator by night. He has his own plumbing company, which he’s had for years. His daughter, my cousin, is a teacher and wanted to create am art project for her kids to do as a team. Good Old Uncle Dar. His idea…..I’ll get some tools together for you to use and have the kids make instruments. Then get em’ all to participate in playing their instruments.
The AHA! That’s what Staci (teacher/cousin) did. She kept it simple and had 2 instruments that the kids would make. She went beyond just the art project. Or the art project went beyond the original idea. Inspiration is powerful.
- Xylophone made out of wrenches and egg cartons! Seriously.
Instructions: Get a set of wrenches and an empty egg carton. Flip the carton upside down and insert the wrenches horizontally between the carton slots. Get a couple of spoons and play away!
2. Hanging Pipes Chimes. PVC Pipes with little holes drilled at the top (Uncle Dar helped a little). String fishing line into the holes and hang. Get a wooden stick and play away!
So the kids got together and made these instruments, which they get to take home at the end of the year. They created them with their hands as their art project and then created sound art when they played. She captured creation in multiple forms. She created the experience with her students. Each student was able to work with themselves and then with others for the full project to happen. So so cool. Continue reading “Street Music”