Explore sound, story, rhythm, composition, looping and listening to expand the possibilities of making music.

Tuesdays 10am - 3pm | Ages 8 - 15 | January - March 2015

What is sound? What is music? How do you listen? How is a song created? What types of possibilities are there in making music?Over the course of ten weeks, we explored these questions and more, taking a deeper look into sound and music using our ears, voice, hands, feet and bodies.

We built a sound archive of found and created sound, created loops, written lyrics, and constructed and composed songs. Together, we examined and experimented with the world of sound -- listening, composing, improvising, directing, and performing.

At the end of ten weeks, we performed for the public two songs that we had written and composed as a group -- Cannibal Animal and Shine on Me -- and two songs written by a new band of young musicians formed out of this workshop,  called 38 Steps to Nowhere. A workshop with Tony Kieraldo. 

Tony Kieraldo is a freelance pianist, pen & ink artist, teacher, accompanist, composer and musical-director that lives in Hudson, NY.  Tony has spent ten years freelancing as a musical-director for two non-profit children’s dance companies, National Dance Institute and Celebrate the Beat. He has recorded, performed, and toured internationally with various musical groups and performed genres of all kinds since 1998 including jazz, classical, rock, hip-hop, sufi, folk and avante garde. From 2010-2011, Tony was director/arranger/lead teacher for an American elementary school youth orchestral program based on the world renowned Venezuelan, El Sistema in Avon, Colorado.  In 2014, Tony performed at the White House in Washington D.C. for first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama as part of the President’s Council for Arts & Humanities called Turnaround Arts.