Dr. Dennis Waring will be offering a variety of instrument making workshops for children accompanied by an adult and all other age groups starting Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Estey Organ Museum in conjunction with the new makers program called Estey Labs. In keeping with the themes of ecological awareness and recycling, Dr.Waring will show how to make instruments from materials which are usually thrown away as garbage. September 15th, use tubes and stoppers to make your own flute; September 22nd, small drums will be made using industrial tubes and natural drum heads. September 29th, xylophones will be fashioned utilizing scrap wood and twine.
Author of the books, Great Folk Instruments To Make and Play, and Cool Cardboard Instruments To Make and Play, Dr. Waring is one of the most innovative instrument makers in the United States. By making musical instruments from scrounged materials, participants not only help our environment in a small way but also learn much concerning art and craft, acoustics and the science of sound, and gain multicultural insight and appreciation by examining the clever ways people of the world have created their magical, mythical, musical devices.