When you book your tour of the Music Museum, add a Let’s Make Music experience for your group! These sessions offer the opportunity to play together as a group with popular Twin Cities musicians, using instruments from the Music Museum.
Offered every 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month! Participation is FREE. Registration is required.
One String Dulcimer
Ross Sutter or Karen Mueller
Second Thursday of every month
October 13, 2022 February 9, 2023 November 10, 2022 March 9, 2023 December 8, 2022 April 13, 2023 January 12, 2023 May 11, 2023
Bomba and Maraca
Maria Isa or Alex Santos
Third Thursday of every month
October 20, 2022 February 16, 2023 November 17, 2022 March 16, 2023 December 15, 2022 April 20, 2023 January 19, 2023 May 18, 2023
Ross Sutter is best known as a singer of Scandinavian, Scottish, and Irish songs, and for his wide repertoire of American traditional and popular songs. He accompanies himself on guitar, dulcimer, button accordion, and bodhran. He has performed at numerous venues throughout the region and beyond, from concert halls to libraries and schools, from outdoor festivals to senior centers, and has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Karen Mueller is one of the top autoharp and mountain dulcimer players performing today. Her exciting and innovative performing style, featuring Appalachian, Celtic and contemporary music, has been applauded by critics and audiences from LA to Boston. Bluegrass Unlimited magazine has said “Karen Mueller’s touch, timing and taste make her a true virtuoso. Her talent and clarity…deserve a wide audience.”
Maria Isa Pérez-Hedges is a Boricua (BO-REE-KWA) singer, songwriter, actress, rapper, activist, youth worker and international recording artist born in Minnesota and raised on St. Paul’s West Side barrio. She has performed alongside and opened for artists such as The Roots, Common, Moby, and many more, and is the founder, producer and co-host for Latina Theory: Spanglish Podcast known one of NPR’s top LatinX Podcasts.
Alex Santos is a Minneosta-based educator and musician. His instruments of focus are Bomba and Maracas. Alex performs often with Maria Isa for education programs in and around the Twin Cities.