Students will learn about one of the oldest wind instruments used by the native people of the Andes Mountains, the zampoña.Students examine zampoñas made of clay, copper, gold, bamboo, and condor feathers. Students will craft and decorate their own zampoña out of plastic pipe. Students will learn how to play a traditional melody on their zampoña.
Students will create their own zampoña to take home and this residency will culminate in an informal student recital.
Students will be able to understand the physics of how sound comes out of the pipe.
Students will learn about the history of the zampoña and its origins in Peru.
Students will learn how to play their new instrument.
Appropriate for all grade levels.
4 sessions at 45 minutes each
Prep hours: 1 hour per residency
Materials: $8.50 per student
Travel from Portland
Meet the Artist
Why I teach Art:
After touring for 6 years, I realized that I wanted to share what I have learned throughout my musical journey. I decided to stop touring and start teaching in schools. This decision was my biggest accomplishment in my musical career. I have been teaching in schools for over 25 years.