South Pomfret, Vermont
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Build-a-Band

Create all kinds of instruments, from sonotube hand drums to cardboard box guitars and more.

Join us to create all kinds of fun instruments! We’ll make things like tyranno-dinosaur horns, cardboard box guitars, sonotube hand drums, big tube, one-string bass, tamborines, kalimbas, pan pipes, shakers, ocean drums, and more. Think up your own instrument, design it with the class, and we’ll try to make it!

Mark van Gulden, Music Director at ArtisTree, is a musician living in Barnard and working throughout the state and the Northeast. Specializing in vibraphone and percussion, Mark has a BFA in Music Performance and Composition from Johnson State College. He has worked in Vermont as a freelance musician for many years, playing concerts and club dates, and has been involved with multiple recording projects. Mark enjoys developing an exciting, vibrant, and accessible music program for the Upper Valley community.

IMPORTANT: The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our #1 priority. If, due to circumstances beyond our control, it becomes necessary for Artistree to close its doors this fall, any in-progress classes will move to an online format.  Our instructors and patrons will keep in mind that a transition to virtual learning is a possibility. Artistree will issue no refunds or credits for classes that cannot continue to run in person and must move to a virtual platform.