Instrument Petting Zoo Event

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Learn more about the violin and cello from the Des Moines Symphony Academy and get a chance to play the instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo!

During the Petting Zoo, children will explore the following:

  • Listening to the difference between stringed instruments
  • Exploring the different parts of the violin & cello
  • Learning about the instrument’s sounds and dynamics

Their hands-on experience will include:

  • Introductory time on the violin & cello
  • Bowing all four strings
  • Holding the violin & cello on their own




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