The Science, Math and Music of the Harp

The Science, Math and Music of the Harp

Using the Big Harp and small ones, Holly illuminates concepts in music, acoustical science, and math, all aligned with state standards. Students participate by singing, clapping, trying new vocabulary in musical and scientific languages, solving problems, predicting outcomes, and asking questions. Topics include sound wave, vibration, frequency, patterns, sound box, high/low pitch, soft/loud sound, natural/synthetic materials, strength of shapes, string length, the human voice, purposes of music, historical roles of musicians in society, and musical terms. Holly plays both popular and classical music on the Big Harp, weaves in fun harp facts and stories, and leaves time for your students’ great questions! Each assembly is tailored for younger elementary, older elementary, or middle school. On request, Holly also will tailor the perfect assembly for a special needs population. The fee structure allows you to choose the number of assemblies you need.

Artist Background

Holly of Holly’s Harps is a musician-educator who designs activities to meet state standards for each grade. Holly specializes in helping students make “Aha!” connections among topics in science, math, music and history. She also works extensively with special needs students, and founded a worldwide partner program for artists working with special needs populations. Holly inspires over 21,000 people per year with musical experiences that encourage their curiosity and support their creativity. Holly is founder of Lyrica, whose first recording won the Davies Prize. She is also a cathedral musician, the harpist for ensembles in USA and Europe, and a winner of the Continuing Creativity Award for multi-disciplinary teaching.

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