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 14 & up
A material fee of $20 is included in tuition fee.
Bio: Music Discovery Lab was developed by Jason Mullinax, a teacher, percussionist, songwriter and videographer with over 30 years of drumming and performance experience. Jason formerly started Music Discovery Lab in the Washington, DC region in 2015 but has been performing since he was 12 years old, debuting in (and winning) the talent show at Fort Mill Middle School in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Since that illustrious entrance into the world of music, he has performed widely in the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, written soundtracks for documentary films and has produced and recorded original music on his own record label. In 2021, Jason re-located to North Carolina’s Triangle area in Carrboro. When he’s not tapping on everything in his house to see what sound it makes, he enjoys cooking, traveling, playing video games, frequenting thrift stores, binging on Netflix and hanging out with his family.
In-person classes offered during the pandemic are conducted at a low maximum capacity and with social distancing measures in place. Masks must be worn at all times. Students are required to show instructors a proof of vaccination before attending in-person classes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for in-person classes offered during the pandemic.
All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!
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