February: Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie (1965-present)

Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie was our February Musician of the Month. She began to go deaf at the age of 8, but did not let this stop her from joining her school band. Together with her band teacher, she developed ways to feel the musical vibration through her hands, feet and face. She believes there are many ways to listen to music, and encourages everyone to listen with their whole body!

We watched Evelyn Glennie on Sesame Street, and we talked about the different moods in the pieces “Little Prayer” and “Rhythmic Caprice”. Check them out below!

Evelyn Glennie on Sesame Street

“Little Prayer”, by Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie performs “Rhythmic Caprice” by Leigh Howard Stevens