Make Music!

Fun community music making
with Step Up Music’s Ariane Cap and other teachers

Are you looking for something fun and educational for your community, school, or group?

We do assemblies for kids and adults. Our assemblies are an age appropriate mix of:
• playing for an audience
• interactive musical activities
• sharpening music listening skills

For career days we talk about what it is like to be a professional musician, composer and educator. For corporations and professional groups we use music for ice breakers and team building exercises.

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Some of the places we have recently visited in the Vallejo area:
Elementary Schools (Cooper Elementary, Matthew Turner, Charter School, Lincoln, Federal Terrace Elementary)
Middle Schools (American Canyon Middle)
High Schools (American Canyon High School, Hogan High School)
Retirement Communities (Merril Gardens)
Libraries (JFK Library Vallejo, Suisun Library)

'Hi Ariane,

Thank you for coming in today. I know the students appreciated the presentation. I hope you get contacted by many of my students, I'll keep pushing them.'

-M. Alan Sypert
Director of Instrumental Music
American Canyon High School

Everyone is a musician!
Let’s have some groovy fun playing happy making music as a group. We use pitched and un-pitched percussion instruments to get everyone’s head bopping and feet tapping! We sing, tap, chant and use body percussion, from simple beats to quite complex rhythms.

Besides being fun, energizing and a hit with any group, small or big, these activities are also highly educational:

We do math - counting beats, playing polyrhythms and the like
We visit foreign cultures, as we sing songs in different languages
We are physically active! This is healthy!
We learn about music - pitch, harmony, and rhythm
We play games based on music, improvisation, movement and more.

Based on the ORFF Schulwerk method, these refreshingly different activities speak to musicians and non-musicians alike, as everyone has their part in the group - from simple to complex. Improvisation gives everyone a possibility to shine! We will play traditional material from all over the world and also make up our own tunes. All ages enjoy these activities. We offer them at schools, senior homes and as team building exercises for just about any group!

'Hi Ariane,
Thank you so much for visiting my classes. The kids really enjoyed your presentation as did I. Hope many of them respond to your offer.
Looking forward to next time!'
Debbie Walden
ACMS Music

Perfect for playful kids from ages 3 to 103

Great team building activity

5 to 155 participants

Fun and educational...

Boomwhackers are colorful plastic tubes of different lengths that create a pitched sound when ‘whacked’. They provide endless hours of educational and creative fun!
To see some photos of Assemblies, click HERE or HERE