Local Music Collective Mentor presentations at the Donald Heiter Center in Lewisburg

Local Music Collective Mentor presentations at the Donald Heiter Center in Lewisburg

Local Music Collective members offered informative talks and demonstrations of their musical instruments to young people at the Donald Heiter Community Center in Lewisburg, PA. Flora Eyster presented on flute, “Meet the Flute Family.” Flora brought over 40 flutes and did demonstrations, displays,  and shared the history of the flutes’ mechanics and materials.

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Hope Kopf presented on West African music to the kids at DHCC summer camp. She did a fine job, giving all the kids some real hands-on experience with a variety of percussion instruments. They got to make lots of sound, but well-controlled by Hope. A definite success.

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Urie Kline introduced contemporary Taiko performance to the kids at the Donald Heiter Community Center. He placed the art form within the context of Japanese and American historical developments. While Taiko is a fairly recent development, it has roots in traditional Japanese musical elements, making it a perfect point of entry for listeners unfamiliar with that culture’s music. The demonstration was tailored to include audience participation as well!

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