arts + education

music workshops + residencies

Build Your Own Klezmer Instrument

WORKSHOP

Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas

You can find everything you need to build your own "Klezboard" in Grandma's attic or at your local hardware store. Join artists from the Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas as they show you how to build this unique instrument, explain its history and use, and teach you how to play it. Who knows, you might even get a chance to sit in with the band!

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

3-12

Sonidos Sincopados!

WORKSHOP

Jorge Orta

Celebrate the musical stylings and traditions of Latin and Brazilian percussion with celebrated artist Jorge Orta. As part of a workshop or longer-term residency, students will learn the origins, history, and rhythms inherent in samba, salsa, and more through collaborative music-making and shared performance. Our drummers will leave having a better understanding of world culture, the influence of music across various Latin countries, and have the opportunity to showcase their new talents in a shared performance setting, for each other and for their community.

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

15

Grade Levels

3-12

Feel The Vibez

WORKSHOP

Kinetic Vibez

Kinetic Vibez is proud to present Feel The Vibez. Feel the Vibez serves as an introduction to the world of yoga and hip-hop culture. By combining yoga and hip-hop, students not only gain the tools needed live more creative, stress-free, and fulfilling lives. Students also gain a sense of critical consciousness that can develop them into great thinkers and productive members of our global community.

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

2-12

Hip Hop Music Production

WORKSHOP

Kinetic Vibez

In Kinetic Vibez Hip-Hop Music Production, students will explore the cultural impact that hip-hop music has had on the global community- creatively, economically, and socially- through creative project-based learning activities. Students will learn how to make music using Ableton Live. Also, students will gain an understanding of sound waves, frequency, tempo, and timbre during this course to help them better understand music production. Lastly, students will learn how music affects them mentally and emotionally. Students will be able to use the tools learned in this course to create a sense of mindfulness and develop their critical consciousness.

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

3-12

Introduction to Latin Rhythms

RESIDENCY

Marlon Simon

This is a one-week residency for middle or high school culminating with an open to the public concert with Marlon Simon Latin jazz trio and the students.

 

Day One:  Introduction to the origins, sounds, and development of the tumbadora, better known as the conga drums.  Open, slap, muff, and toe sounds and it’s combinations in different sequences to create rhythms. Students will participate on hand on the conga drum exercises and combination of sounds. Introduction to the Cuban cha cha cha rhythm on the conga drum, cowbell, shaker, and tambourine parts are explained through music notation. [READ MORE]

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

3-12

Women Heroes in the Arts

WORKSHOP

Rainey Weber

Using Rebecca Clarke’s duo for viola and cello, Lullaby and Grotesque, as a launching pad, students use a four class series to explore female pioneers in the arts in order to launch a discussion on the power of diverse perspectives, the evolution of women’s rights, and the barriers that societal expectations can place. Students will learn how Rebecca Clarke, Georgia O’Keefe, Marian Anderson, and Martha Graham broke ground in their fields artistically, how they defied the expectations that were set upon them because of their gender, race, and class, and how they became self-supported, financially independent artists. Throughout the classes, students will create a “realistic” pastel drawing of an everyday object and a “grotesque” collaged version of the object (using copies of their own drawings as the collages’ raw material). Students will explore the diversity of the resulting art, discuss whether or not seeing someone else’s interpretation of the object can change how you may see it in the future, and discover how the diversity of perspectives can be a strength.

Virtual Option Available 

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

4-12

Making Marimbas and Music

WORKSHOP

Rice African Ensemble

Making Marimbas and Music is an interactive musical workshop focused of building and playing hand-made instruments like drums, marimbas and other percussion. Students are encouraged to work together and to be creative while building their own instruments, learning the basic physics principles that govern sound production. Hand-made instruments are then used to teach students traditional African and Latin American songs. This presentation reinforces themes of community, cooperation and respect for one’s history.

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

3-12

Below you'll find information about:

  • Workshops: Hands-on workshops bring together individual artists to encourage students to actively discover their own artistic potential. Ideal for after school, library, or community center programs. Most workshops are product based.

  • Residencies: Offer experiences implemented by a specialized teaching artist. Residencies are multiple, participatory workshops and require a minimum of 3 sequential sessions per student group, and can be expanded into semester-long projects. Residencies take place in partnership with the classroom teacher and either focus on arts-integration or the artistic process.

 

For more information please call 713.520.9264 or email us at scheduling@yahouston.org.​

 

 

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