"Lorinda Jones performed traditional folk instruments at Lebanon Elementary on March 28. As I observed the presentation to the fourth and fifth grade students, her musicianship impressed me. However, what really amazed me is how she incorporates core content into her performance. This presentation was very educational and was clearly focused on student learning. I truly appreciate Ms. Jones for coming to Lebanon Elementary and can only hope she enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed her.
As an adjudicated member of Kentucky Center's Education roster, this school program "Musical Journey of Kentucky" celebrates Kentucky's roots through song and dance tunes reflecting the influence of immigration in the development of traditional folks songs and instruments. A musical journey of Kentucky features the mountain dulcimer history and evolution to present day and also includes songs and demonstrations on the banjo, fiddle, folk harp, autoharp, and more! This is an interactive program both visually, and musically as the students sing along and sometimes join in the music making themselves. The program was designed to cover the core content material of 4th and 5th grade students, but has expanded to reach reach audiences from preschool to highschool. A powerpoint slideshow is available to accompany the performance and adds to the knowledge and involvement in each program.
Lorinda Jones and Mark Gatewood compilation video
Lorinda Jones, Gourd Banjo and Vocals and Mark Gatewood, Guitar and Vocals Buffalo Gals/Cripple Creek
Musical Journey of Kentucky Teachers Guide
"Thank you so very much for visiting our school last spring. The students and staff enjoyed the program and learned a lot. They talked about it for days afterward."
Mike Gee, Principal Joe Harrison Carter Elem.
Lorinda Jones, Autoharp and Vocals and Mark Gatewood, Guitar and Vocals Cumberland Gap