- Saturday June 15th; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Held at School of Musical Traditions (1097 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD)
- Cost: $65 (includes all materials)
(Sorry, no proration for missed sessions. Read more about our workshop registration & cancellation policies here)
In this intensive instrument building workshop, veteran musician Jason Mullinax will instruct students on how to construct their very own amplified spring boxes (Springzingers) as well as some of the many techniques that can be used to play them. At the end of the session, students will be able to take their one-of-a-kind electroacoustic percussion instruments home to show off to their friends and family. Please note that participants will be using drills, saws, soldering irons, and other basic hand tools - so dress accordingly. All experience levels welcome and no previous musical background required. Ages 12 & up.
Check out a video of the Springzinger in action:
Questions about this workshop? Contact School of Musical Traditions at (240) 690-1910, or by email.
Jason Mullinax is a songwriter, percussionist, videographer, educator and music enthusiast with nearly 30 years of drumming and performance experience. He has performed widely in the D.C. metro area, written soundtracks for documentaries and films, and have produced/recorded original material on his own record label. He teaches drums at the Richardson School of Music and produce music videos for his Youtube channel.
"I started facilitating Music Discovery Lab workshops around the region in 2015 and I've been continuously inspired by the enthusiastic response from both children and adults ever since. Some of the most rewarding moments in my work are when students realize that they too can create interesting music out of every day objects. I feel that my job as an instructor is to demystify the process of instrument building and music making so that anyone who has a passion for exploring sound can create something of their very own."
Space is limited! Advance registration recommended.