Turtle Island Indigenous Music Throughout the Ages




Literary Arts, Music


In-Person, Online

Number of participants



Indigenous Cultures


Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

About this program

Covered in this presentation will be various Indigenous instrumentation made mostly by David himself as a traditional drum/rattle/flute builder. Participants will examine materials used in their physical construction and learn how they are operated, as well as their importance in pre- and post-colonial society. David will give examples of the above through an interactive musical performance. Depending on the level of interest and pre-existing knowledge of the participants, the origin of various rhythms and melodic scales utilized in different regions may be touched upon. David will also cite cases where outside instrumentation was adopted (often altered in use and construction) into existing Indigenous social paradigms and vice versa. Contemporary Indigenous music and what entails being a modern Indigenous working musician may also be covered if there is interest.



In person: 

Small group (maximum 100 participants): $480 + HST 

Big group (maximum 500 participants): $880 + HST 

Grades K-3: 45-minute session 

Grades 4-7: 60-minute session 

Grades 8-12: 75-minute session 



45–75-minute session: $480 + HST 

Maximum 500 participants 

Published fees are for schools; fees for other settings are subject to change

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