Anyone traveling to any cool places this summer? Will you be checking out any museums while you’re there? There’s so much to be learned by visiting museums and exploring the exhibits! That’s one reason I was really excited to come across this Virtual Museums post by About.com’s Music Education editor, Espie Estrella. Here are a couple:
Music Instrument Museum – just click on the gallery links to view pictures and descriptions of all sorts of instruments designed and constructed by students. This could rally get the creative juices flowing for you and/or your students!
Virtual Instrument Museum – this place is AMAZING! There are way more instruments than I ever knew existed! If you ever need to look up or research an obscure instrument, this should be your first stop. Each instrument page includes images, facts, and all sorts of additional information. Check out the erhu page as an example of what you’ll find. And just for fun, here’s one of my favorite erhu performances (probably because it’s the only one I’ve seen…but it’s really cool! :-)):