5th Grade Sound Demonstration Day

On February 9, 2011, in Community, Kids Stuff, Lessons, by Magnolia Guitar
Magnolia Guitar Sound Lesson Sample

Sample of the Acoustic Guitar Sound Lesson I prepared for 5th Grade Science (click to enlarge)

I’m honored to have been invited to give a presentation to all of the 5th grade classes of Taylor Elementary School on Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

Since they were already learning about sound, I designed my lesson around the history and science behind the acoustic guitar. It ran between 30-40 minutes and covered construction, origins, science, math and lots of laughs!

You can see an example of one of the slides I brought with me to demonstrate how luthiers figured out where to place the frets and why they’re spaced out the way they are. It’s quite fascinating, actually.

All the kids were super excited, well behaved and had all the answers to my questions and even had some good questions themselves. There are lot of musicians in the making at Taylor and maybe even a few future luthiers!

I love nothing more than supporting both science AND music at the same time. Many thanks to the teachers and students at Taylor for letting me a part of their day!

If you’d like me to present at your school, free of charge, please contact me.