This program centers on Ohio standards for music, science, math. You may book either assemblies only, or assemblies plus hands-on workshops. Activities are adjusted for each age group. 30 small harps are provided.
Available in versions for Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High School.
Concepts and vocabulary (age-appropriate for group) in curriculum areas:
Music: Basic musical concepts. Music for special purposes. Styles of music playable on a harp. Listening to identify specific sounds.
Science: How sound is created. Vibration. Potential and kinetic energy. Representing sound as a wave. What is frequency? Elements that make sound high, low, soft, loud. Function of a sound box. How materials affect sound. Why is a harp shaped like that? How does instrument size affect sound?
The Math of Music: Calculating frequencies (intermediate level and up). Patterns of notes. Rhythmic patterns.
Historical Thinking: A theory about invention of the harp. Harps in ancient cultures. Role of the musician in a particular time and place.
Language Arts: Music-related vocabulary in three languages. Breaking down words to find meaning.
Available in versions for each grade, pre-K-12
Every student is provided with a harp to use. The workshops offer hands-on exploration of scientific concepts, focused on Ohio standards.
Features of workshops:
Every student is provided with a harp to use.
Science and Math:
The workshops offer hands-on exploration of scientific concepts, focused on Ohio standards.
Every student will play a song with age-appropriate skills.
Higher-level music concepts:
Intermediate and higher employ harmony and improvisation.
A harp-based graphing activity is available for hands-on workshops grade 3 and up. School provides paper and pencils. (Consult artist about amount of time required for graphing