WHEN: Jan. 16*, from 2-3 p.m. in the Loft at UCPAC and **Feb. 20 from 2-3 p.m. at Hamilton Stage
WHERE: *Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, and **Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
TUITION: $10 per child and slots are limited.
The workshops are sponsored in part by the C.R. Bard Foundation. To register or for more information, call the box office at 732-499-8226 or visit www.ucpac.org/education
World-renowned jazz artists and Rahway's own Reut Regev and Igal Foni will present Basics of Rhythm and Melody workshops for children.
Regev (above) and Foni (right) are professional music educators who perform jazz and improvisatory music at festivals around the world. Regev plays trombone, slide trumpet, flugabone and piano; Foni plays the drums and numerous percussion instruments. They will show children how to create instant compositions with simple melodies and rhythms. No previous musical experience is necessary. Part drum circle, part music class and part performance, Regev and Foni's Rhythm and Music Workshop offers hands-on musical experience, knowledge and inspiration. Children attending this workshop will learn musical fundamentals and have the chance to put what they learn into practice.
Workshop 1 (Jan. 16) is intended for children ages 5-7. Workshop 2 (Feb. 20) is intended for children ages 8-10.