Make Music

2020 Lesson Videos

Make Music Day 2020 is celebrated “virtually” this year across the globe.  Each year, some of the favorite activities are those that involve informal music lessons. This year, the national Make Music Day website has put together over 12-hours of free lesson videos on 25 instruments. Link here to see the lesson schedule and instrument choices.

Here in Davis, we are happy to share two very different percussion lessons created in honor of Make Music Davis 2020.

The first video by local musician and educator Rusi Gustafson is geared for youth (and the young at heart) and demonstrates how to use a creative array of potential percussion “instruments” that you could find around your home and garden.

Our second video by Kat Gruvs (Guitar Instructor at Watermelon Music) demonstrates her technique playing percussive fingerstyle guitar.

Rusi’s Alternative Percussion Lesson – Make Music Davis 2020 


Intro to Percussive Guitar by Kat Gruvs for Make Music Davis 2020



From our “Make Music Davis archives” below a short video following a brief harmonica lesson led by Keith Cary last year.

Here’s a fun look back an example from one of the past year’s group harmonica lessons at Armadillo Music playing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with harmonicas donated by Hohner and instruction by Keith Cary at Armadillo Music.