"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats
Dr. Hal Kacanek presents
Assemblies, Workshops, Artist in Residence, Teacher In-service where
SOUND COMES ALIVE
"Dr. Hal Kacanek brought sound alive for a fascinated roomful of students."
Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education
MAGE Journal Sept. 2001
Exploring the Global Soundscape works with audiences because
WUWM Producer Mitch Teich ("Lake Effect") interviews Dr. Hal. Milwaukee Public Radio August 31, 2007.
Recorded live in Regina, SK, Canada on May 8, 2007 by CBC Radio host Colin Gewar. Dr. Hal gave the opening plenary session and two instrument making workshops for CROSSING BOUNDARIES; Exploring the nexus of the arts, education and community,
a conference consisting of arts educators held at the University of Regina.
Dr. Hal is the Didjeri-Dude. His assemblies, keynotes, artist in residence and inservice workshops feature performances on world and homemade instruments. His programs and products focus on diversity, creativity, personal expression and the art, science, geography, math and language of sound.
Dr. Hal arrives at your site with a van full of strange musical instruments. When he leaves, everyone knows a "vanful" more about:
His programs are never scripted. Each one is catered especially for your audience, yet content is always aimed appropriately to age and grade level. Customers include schools, colleges, elder hostels, special needs (including gifted and talented), senior homes, museums, libraries, camps, service clubs, cub scouts blue and gold, girl scouts, birthday parties or any other organization that enjoys having fun learning and doing and might benefit by spending an hour or several days outside the box.
It's likely that you will have built at least one or two instruments before the end of one of Dr. Hal's programs and although you may not learn to "circular breath" you will be well on the road to becoming an awesome didjeridoo player. Dr. Hal will provide the materials for adults and children to make and play and he does workshops that teach them how to make and play them.
His Native American Flutes get a great sound. They're inexpensive, they're sturdy and they're are very close to being in tune. Quantity pricing is available for educators. This is a gift your musical friends will enjoy.
If you or your musical friends are artsy crafty, check out the Native American Flute Decorator Kit.
Are you interested in building a flute from scratch? Dr. Hal provides you with instructions and a template. You simply tape the template directly onto the pipe and drill the holes yourself. You need an electric hand drill, about 17" of 3/4" pvc pipe, a file, a vice, and two drill bits. We provide you with Dr. Hal's innovative plastic clip on saddle and plastic plug...you do the rest. If you don't like pvc, we will provide you with one of Dr. Hal's "people friendly" (FDA approved) cedar colored abs tubes.
The guy in the upper left corner blowing into the big stick is Dr. Hal. He is proficient at ciruclar breathing (it's a breeze), playing and teaching about this instrument .
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