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