There is something about building a sound or musical instrument that goes beyond mere craftsmanship. You always put a bit of yourself into every instrument you build. The hardest part when our luthier builds a custom instrument for a client is to let it go. This is balanced completely by sharing the joy of that client when they play the instrument for the first time. Experience this deep attachment to your own instrument by participating in an instrument building workshop. Prices will depend on the type of instrument and materials chosen.
Besides sound instruments for adults Heaven of Sound also offer special workshops for children and their parent (or grandparent) where a child makes its very own instrument. Instruments available to build range from very simple rattles and noisemakers, for the very young child, to the much more sophisticated circle drums and slit drums and include various simple flutes. Prices and the length of the workshop depend on the instrument selected to build.
All our workshops are designed to be fun and informative and we prefer to keep them small enough that every participant receives personal instruction.
The first instrument building workshops are planned for this summer.
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First workshops are planned for summer/fall 2016. Kids love to make things. Kids love to make sounds. Kids love to be with their parents (or grandparents or guardians) to do special things. We offer a special workshop for children to combine these three special things that they love. We have simple instruments for kids as young as four to make and more complex instruments that teens can build - and lots in between. Parents (or grands) work with their kids and have a lot of fun, too! Some of the choices are: Thunder boxes, music bows (birambao), moon harps, rattles,... View full product details
First workshops are planned for summer/fall 2016. Have you ever heard the haunting tones of a Native American Flute and wanted one of your own? Now you can not only own one, you can build it yourself. We do the hard bits and you do the assembly, finish, and ornamentation with our guidance. Even if you think you are all thumbs, you can, with a little help from us, build a beautiful Native American Flute that you will play with joy. They are not hard to play and you will soon be playing simple tunes and melodies. You will have a... View full product details
First workshops are palnned for summer/fall 2016. Rhythm speaks to us on a level so deep that we respond to it without conscious thought. Our bodies will move to a regular beat without or awareness or volition - we just move. Drums may be the oldest non-vocal instrument in existence, held in awe and reverence by our ancestors long before there was writing. The Native American Shamans believed that their drumsongs were the voice of the animal who gave its skin to the instrument - respectfully giving a voice to the creature after its death gave a powerful connection to the other world. Now you can build your own... View full product details