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Workshops & seminars, Studio arts

Make a musical instrument

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sheila Veerkamp, BFA 91


This event is free



Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Let Sheila Veerkamp, BFA 91, guide you through the process of creating and building your own instrument — a fun and colourful rainstick! Discover the percussion family in this 30-minute workshop designed for children and parents.

Materials needed for the rainstick:

  • 1 cardboard tube (paper towel roll, mailing tube, or two toilet paper rolls taped together)
  • Strong tape
  • Aluminum foil: 2 pieces 8-12'' in length
  • A funnel OR a 2''x2'' square piece of paper to make a funnel
  • 1/3 cup of grains (rice, lentils or birdseed)
  • 2 strong elastics
  • A wooden spoon with a long handle (optional)

Materials to decorate the rainstick: ribbon, markers, paint, yarn or anything else you have at home!

Sheila Veerkamp, BFA 91

Sheila Veerkamp, BFA 91

Sheila has been teaching music since 1990. She holds a BFA in Integrative Music Studies from Concordia University and a diploma from Fanshawe College. As a registered mental health worker, Sheila has a great deal of experience working as a music specialist with various populations.

Sheila teaches music appreciation as well as piano, music theory, composition and voice. She has participated in and facilitated numerous vocal ensembles and choirs over the years.

With the goal of bridging the gap between generations, and creating an awareness and appreciation of the greater community, Sheila runs an outreach program that brings children together with seniors to share their love of music.

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