Rutherford third graders perform with instruments they made

December 21, 2018

If you had a child in third grade, you would have been invited to a dulcimer recital held during their music class with Ms. Esch. With funds from the PTA, the dulcimer kits were purchased, and students built and designed their own dulcimers. This project was done in conjunction with "Science of Sound," part of the third grade curriculum. In this interdisciplinary unit, students had a workshop on sound waves and how sound is produced; they then applied that learning to playing their dulcimers.

The highlight of this unit came when family came and saw their children perform. Our students played to "standing-room-only" crowds and your presence meant a lot to everyone involved.