Virtual Play-a-Long Events
All play-a-longs will stream live on the Make Music Portland Facebook page unless noted otherwise
Virtual Shower Singing
Streaming Live, 4-6pm
It wouldn’t be Make Music Portland without Shower Singing! Hosted by Jacob McCurdy, you’ll be able to anonymously sing your heart out to everyone on Facebook! Whether you play professionally or just literally, love to sing in the shower, you’re invited to join us for this fun virtual event. Reserve your time slot, pick your favorite song, and get ready to sing! You’ll receive a confirmation email by June 20th with the Zoom link. After you perform, you’ll have the option to reveal yourself or stay anonymous.
Sign up today
Bash the Trash
Streaming Live on YouTube, 1pm
This year we are excited to expand on our Instrument Building Garden, through a national partnership with Bash the Trash! This Make Music Day, join Bash the Trash Environmental Arts in raising awareness about trash pollution by building fun instruments from found objects!
The performers and educators of Bash the Trash are offering their innovative designs for wind, percussion and string instruments for an exciting new approach to building instruments from everyday refuse. These amazing instruments tackle issues of waste and offer us an opportunity to look at “trash” in a new way. Bash the Trash has created six how to videos to help you start making music.
Once you’ve built your instruments, play “Ode to Joy” or “Baby Shark” and post it with the hashtags #BashTheTrash #MakeMusicHomeMade and #LessTrashMoreMusic to join in the celebration.
Then on June 21st, join a video call to get tips from expert Bash The Trash instrument builders, share your creations, and play them with others on Make Music Day!
Register for the video call.
Ukulele for Beginning Beginners
Streaming Live, 10-10:45am
We are excited to welcome back Lee from Ukuleles Heal The World for a virtual ukulele lesson on June 21st!
In these times, what could be more fun than learning to play a ukulele?! Lee Urban will have you playing and singing a song on your ukulele within 10 minutes after you pick it up. No prior musical experience necessary. Just a ukulele and a desire to have some fun that can last you a lifetime.
All participants will receive an email with handouts and the zoom link 3-5 days before.
This #MakeMusicDay, we have decided to join our friends at Make Music Philly, and dedicate all of our events on June 21st to the extremely important Black Lives Matters cause by encouraging musicians to use the tag #NotesOfSolidarity when sharing their performances.
Additionally, we encourage listeners to support Maine Black-Owned Businesses, organizations, and musicians. Visit Black Owned Maine to find an up-to-date directory.