How Turning Veggies Into Instruments Can Save Music

Photo credit: PSFK.com

Recently, we stumbled across this article that reminded us of Greg Sandow’s column and ongoing mission to improve the future of classical music.

PSFK reported on inventor Jai Wu’s work creating kits that allow students to turn vegetables into musical instruments. Wu was inspired by her friend, a music teacher, and her struggles with getting kids interested in learning to play an instrument.

“Originally designed with plastic bottles, Wu’s breakthrough occurred when she tried fruit, which she found was easier for children to visualize and cut holes in. Plus, with a diverse enough set of fruits and veggies, the colorful produce resembles a toy, and promotes a musical, DIY spirit,” author Ido Lechner says.

We think this development may get Sandow’s seal of approval. What do you think?

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