Katie Jane Lubiens and Adam Easley started Hands On Music in 2017 to share their love of music with the future generation in a fun, inviting, hands-on experience. Katie Jane and Adam met while working at Kennedy Violins, and quickly saw a vision to utilize retired instruments as part of their Magical Music Petting Zoo. Both visionaries grew up with artistic families with both their grandmothers as visual artists. As musicians, teachers, artists, and adventurers themselves, Katie Jane and Adam began formulating their vision to create a mobile instrument petting zoo that would invite kids of all ages to experience a fine instrument in a fun and inspiring new way. Thus began the birth of the Magical Music Petting Zoo.
Since the birth of the creative experiment, the magical Music Petting Zoo has inspired kids at festivals, school assemblies, Scottish Highland Games, intimate concerts, and more! Katie Jane and Adam are often seen incorporating the fun exhibit as part of their own musical performance as the Katie Jane Band, a high energy Celtic fiddle duo. With the assistance and creative direction of their good friend, Sierra Lockwood, the three thrive on sharing their love for music, art, and fun with the world.
To learn more about the spirited Celtic fiddle duo, Katie Jane Band, visit www.katiejaneband.com.
THE MAGICAL MUSIC PETTING ZOO
Our hands-on instrument petting zoo is a magical experience for people of all ages! Violins, violas, cellos, guitars, and ukuleles are available for musicians and non-musicians to play. Our team of magical musical experts will guide you as to how to make sounds with the instruments even and especially if it's your first time! We offer daily group workshops, and nightly jam sessions for everyone to join. Our interactive muliti-media art exhibit also includes myriad of painted instruments, music themed paintings, and visual displays to inspire the creative mind. A 10 foot tall violin is also on display for everyone to paint and contribute their own piece of musical art. The instrument petting zoo aims to inspire creativity, put music into the world, and create joy. Come check it out for a magical musical experience!