20 years in Philadelphia public schools, sponsored by the Philadelphia Folk Song Society.
Always a hit in schools!
Participation– plus the sounds and international roots of five folk instruments.
Andrew Roblin’s top-rated program for school children is both educational and entertaining. He talks with the children about how instruments from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East came to America. They learn:
Where each instrument comes from
How each is used in American folk music
Each instrument’s technique and sound
Number and organization of strings on each
Names of familiar related instruments
How to yodel
The Philadelphia Mummers’ strut
Geography, history and tolerance
“The best in multicultural music. Polished, exciting & entertaining!”
– Lisa C. Villani, Spring Garden Elementary
“Wonderful! The children loved grunting, clapping, singing, yodeling and shouting whoopee! Many commented on your “really neat” instruments. I recommend you highly”
Linda Wentzel, Spring City Library
“Enjoyable, entertaining and informative. Thorough discussion of the instruments”