Brubeck for Kids: A Hands-on Jazz Exploration Workshop


With Cheryll Ryder

In this engaging intro to jazz and the legacy of Wilton’s own jazz man, Dave Brubeck, the Wilton Historical Society will present “Brubeck for Kids: A Hands-on Jazz Exploration Workshop”.  Brubeck’s innovative combinations of rhythms and meters, as evidenced on his 1959 “Take Five” album (the greatest selling jazz record of all time) will be the inspiration for this workshop.  Cheryll Ryder, a music teacher at Cider Mill School in Wilton, will lead the program, assisted by museum educator Katherine Karlick.  Children will explore three music stations: working with keyboards and headphones to try their hand at adding a musical score to visual images, as if they are writing a score for a movie; working with xylophones; and investigating new sounds with rhythm instruments.  A guided tour of “Remembering Dave: A Brubeck Family Album” exhibition is included, as is a snack.

Suggested for children ages 6-12.  Wilton Historical Society Members $10; Non-members $15.   Please register: or call 203-762-7257. 

Did You Know?
President Barack Obama stated, “In order to understand America, you have to understand jazz, and in order to understand jazz, you have to understand Dave Brubeck” when he bestowed upon him the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor at the White House in 2009.