STEAM week runs from April 24th to May 2nd in San Diego, and the week is meant to increase opportunities for students to interact with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Classics 4 Kids is joining the STEAM week celebrations through our focus on the flute from David Savage, one of C4K’s music instructors. This FREE video is designed for students in grades 3-6.
David has musical experience of over 40 years and loves to share the science behind instruments. In his video, David explains the mechanisms of the flute and plays a variety of pieces, which include Syrinx by Claude Debussy, December Snow by Carlos Nakai, and How Far Will I Go from the film Moana. Additionally, David plays different types of flutes such as the pan flute, as well as playing empty glass bottles to explain how the flute produces its sound. This illustrates the unique and complex nature of the flute, and how it has continued to be perfected over time. One of the most important figures in the history of the science behind the flute is Hermann Von Helmholtz who helped to shape the modern flute.
Celebrate STEAM week with C4K by registering to watch and share this video with your class, and letting us know what your favorite part is! Happy STEAM Week!
-by Isaiah Crooks, C4K Intern