Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mr. Zubek's Pencil Orchestra

As the technology coordinator for Lawrence School, I work with the teachers and students in implementing technology into the curriculum. Mr. Zubek, our lower school's very creative music teacher, hand-built a Pencil Orchestra. The stage is made of wood, painted black, and black fabric draping the ceiling and back of the stage. Twinkle lights drape the "ceiling," and the stage features the Pencil Orchestra, literally made from pencils with smiley faces, yarn arms, holding plastic violins, cellos, a drum set, and an assortment of other instruments, with armatures attached to the pencils. Several students control the orchestra from below and behind the stage! The video was too large for Blogge, but can be viewed on YouTube at


Kandas - Custom Furniture Consultant said...

I LOVE this video! What an amazing teacher!

Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

How cute is that????

Stitchen said...

OMG Hedy, how wonderful to have you here. I am sure we all will say we've missed you and it is so great to have you join the blog also.
Love you, D