Family workshop, best for children ages 3+ with an adult

Saturday April 2, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Fiddles, cellos, dulcimers and more! Discover the fun in making music with your family and friends with instruments you bow and pluck….string instruments!

This family workshop has three sections:
1.) Meet and hear the instruments: where there will be various instruments for you to try! Members of the New Horizons Orchestra will give a short performance especially designed for all ages.
2.) A visit to the sound factory: this is where every family member can make their own musical instrument. Using a variety of simple and recycled materials, make as many instruments for your family band that you can including a special stringed instrument!
3.) Build your band! We’ll have a brief conducting lesson and learn some tricks of the trade. Before you leave, we’ll make a band and create some music together!

  • Session: One-time workshop meeting on Saturday, April 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $30 per family
  • Class Size: Minimum of 4 families required to run workshop, no more than 8 families registered.
  • Class Location: CCAC @ Clifton United Methodist Church (3415 Clifton Avenue)
  • Health & Safety Measures: All CCAC Staff, Teachers, and Participants must follow CCAC’s Covid-19 Preparedness Measures and Requirements for Participation when attending class in-person.

About the Instructor: Amy Dennison

Amy Dennison recently retired from her position as the Director of Education, Associate Director for Preparatory & Community Engagement for the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati. During her 20 year tenure at UC she held the positions of Program Manager, Director, Director of Education and Assistant Dean. She is the co-author of “One Voice – Music and Stories in the Classroom.” Primarily a woodwind specialist, Ms. Dennison plays many classical, folk, traditional and electric instruments in a variety of ensembles. As a Person with Parkinsons, she knows the healing benefits that music can bring to others. She is active with the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition and the Arts in Healing program here in Cincinnati. Both programs emphasize live experiences with the arts as a way to support the healing process. In her work as a Teaching Artist, Amy has two passions: creating accessible pathways that encourage music making for all and to stimulate curiosity, creativity and sustainability through recycled instrument making.  Amy received her Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern Michigan University and her Master of Music from Michigan State University and a Master of Music Education from CCM.