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/or join in on an interactive drumming workshop. Space is limited; registration is free, but requested.
Hohner Harmonica Experience for Beginners
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Noon Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street
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!
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.
Urban Bucket Brigade Boot Camp
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
2:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard &Woodland Ave
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.
A key component of Make Music Day is the opportunity for non-musicians to create music themselves. Several additional hands-on participatory events will take place throughout the day, including:
• Musication Station at Union Station, a No Experience Required Music Making Event
• Rhythm Band Instruments at Dunbar Park
• Makey Makey music connections at City Market
ENTIRE SCHEDULE is available at Make Music Kansas City MO (makemusicday.org).
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 2021>>