Enroll: Online Introductory Sessions
These short and sweet introductory classes are offered free of charge. Register in advance below—spaces are sometimes limited to allow individual interaction. Presented on Zoom, each session lasts 50-60 minutes.
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Meet & Greet: Instruments of the Middle Ages
Sunday, 2 January 2022, at 10:30am Pacific time
This class is for: Curious students in elementary through middle school ages (and their families) will get the most out of this program.
This new type of offering from SHAK is your chance to encounter instruments of the Middle Ages up close -- vielle (fiddle), harp, lute, recorders, bagpipes, rebec, and more! Beloved returning SHAK instructor Miyo Aoki convenes an all-star lineup of musicians including Adem Merter Birson (Hofstra University), Joan Kimball (Piffaro), Shulamit Kleinerman (SHAK), Bill McJohn (Medieval Women's Choir), and Patricia Ann Neely (Sequentia, Waverly Consort). The guest artists will demonstrate their instruments with engaging tunes from the era. After showing how these instruments work, how they differ from modern versions, and what special things medieval instrumentalists need to know, they'll also answer students' questions.
Attendees who play instruments will receive sheet music of our featured tunes in case you want to try them out on your own!
This session is free of charge. Pre-register below.