We Can Improvise! The Freedom and Fun of Making Up Music

The workshop will begin with a brief introduction and discussion about how people from cultures in all continents use music in their lives. Trevor will play the Australian didgeridoo, Indian snake charmer, South American rainstick, African thumb-piano, European viola and the American Chapman Stick. Trevor will also incorporate a synthesizer triggered by the strings of the Chapman Stick as he creates a song together with the students. Note: This workshop is recommended for a music classroom where the students have access to instruments.

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Program Details

Appropriate for ages: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Max Audience: 25 students
Costs: $85 (one 45-minute session)
Available Monday-Friday


Trevor Stewart

Trevor Stewart studied viola and music composition and performance at Wichita State University. Since 1998, Trevor has been playing the Chapman Stick, a unique musical instrument invented in 1969 by Emmett Chapman. See http://www.trevorstewartmusic.com/ for music performance videos and more.

Trevor also performs as part of the duos “Mirror Images” and “World Culture Party.”

We love Trevor’s program. We learned so much.

J. Morton, 4th/5th grade, Franklin Elementary, Wichita

Excellent job of engaging children in learning! Nice job of connecting music with geography, transportation, history, etc.! Kids and teachers really enjoyed it! Thank you!

J. Vance, Music Teacher, Lewis Open Magnet, Wichita

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Jan-Maeve Saggerson

Tim Rogers

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Teresa Seymour

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