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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Making Music

Class Topic: Making Music

Overview: Students will create their own musical instruments. Looking at the musical instruments from different cultures, students imagine the sounds and music that these instruments make and understand their purpose.

MFA Connections: Musical Instruments

Art-making activity: Build a percussion instrument

Follow-up activity: Research and listen to music from another area of the world. See if you can identify the instruments and imagine what they might look like.