Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum hosts programs for youth and adults
PHOENIX — KTAR’s community spotlight this month focuses on Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum and the classes it offers for youths and adults.
Three programs sponsored by PNC are available for children of all ages, their caregivers and early childhood educators at the museum near Tatum and Mayo boulevards.
One class taught at MIM is the Mini Music Makers program, which is designed for children and their caregivers ages 0-5 to participate in together where they can sing, dance and explore music from around the world.
A separate program designed for children ages 6-10 called Musical Adventures teaches youth about world cultures though music, instrument building and by exploring the museum’s exhibits.
“Each month we’ll investigate a region and a place, and during that time they’ll make music together, we’ll explore MIM’s galleries and then they craft a musical instrument that they get to take home with them that connects back to, of course, where we’ve explored together,” Katie Palmer, curator of education, said.
MIM also offers a program that caters to early childhood educators where in 2-hour sessions, they’ll cover practical applications for music making and look at arts integration and
“We’re ever-changing and ever-evolving, so nothing at MIM is static,” Palmer said.
“If you came once three months ago, there’s a good chance you’re going to see something different if you were to walk into the doors today.”
More information about programs at MIM, which are sponsored by PNC, can be found on the website.