Karen Builds a Violin
In “Karen Builds a Violin”, Karen, a young girl, wishes she had a violin. Karen decides to make a violin but needs some help from her animal friends. Fun costumes and lively musical selections represent each animal, with musical styles throughout the program ranging from classical to bluegrass to ragtime. Students interact with the performers as they learn about the parts of a violin, how it is made, and how a violin makes music. The importance of cooperation and of teaching and learning are emphasized. Students also see how creativity can help them to transform raw materials into something new and exciting. Grades Pre K-3
“The children were simply spellbound; they recognized true artistry"
Camille Haberland, music teacher at Mosby Woods Elementary School