A week-long camp devoted to exploring sound in fun and casual environment. Participants will learn how to make music out of everyday household objects, build their very own amplified sound boxes, experiment with delay, reverb, distortion, looping and other electronic effects, improvise in a group setting, and engage in many other creative musical activities. Campers will also gain experience with drills, saws, soldering irons, and other basic hand tools. All experience levels welcome and no previous musical background required.
Ages 7-13 // August 5-9 // 1-4pm // $200 (includes all materials)
Students may bring lunch and combine morning and afternoon camps for a full day, 9-4pm.
Scholarships available — email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jason Mullinax is a songwriter, percussionist, videographer, educator and music enthusiast with nearly 30 years of drumming and performance experience. He has performed widely in the D.C. metro area, written soundtracks for documentaries and films, and produced/recorded original material on his own record label. He currently teaches drums at the Richardson School of Music.
"I started facilitating Music Discovery Lab workshops around the region in 2015 and I've been continuously inspired by the enthusiastic response from both children and adults ever since. Some of the most rewarding moments in my work are when students realize that they too can create interesting music out of every day objects. I feel that my job as an instructor is to demystify the process of instrument building and music making so that anyone who has a passion for exploring sound can create something of their very own."