Middle School Program
Timmy Abell has presented middle-school programs throughout his 30-year touring career. His concert is richly varied ~ introducing students to a number of rare musical instruments including hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, English concertina, and Appalachian limberjack, as well as the traditional claw-hammer banjo and guitar.
The concerts combine a diverse array of musical styles, original songs and interactive storytelling, all tied to the cultural component across the Common Core and Essential Standards for middle school. Themes can be adjusted for various topics including a focus on North Carolina history and folk traditions, international musical influences on American music, or the art and practice of storytelling.
Timmy's concerts are highly engaging and uplifting, involving the students in almost every piece ~ and although the middle school age group may not initially think that folk music and storytelling are captivating, they are invariably drawn in to a deep appreciation of their natural connection to it...
Experience has shown that students will leave this performance with interesting connections to their prior knowledge, a deep sense of inquiry and a most likely, a feeling of inspiration.
"Folk Music in the Classroom"
Teacher Curriculum Guide
Where Has Timmy Been?
Sidwell Friends Middle School Washington DC
Community House Middle School Charlotte NC
Elizabeth City Middle School Elizabeth City NC
Leesville Road Middle School Raleigh NC
Salem Middle School Apex NC
Mills Park Middle School Cary NC
Hilton Head Middle School Hilton Head SC
Warren County Middle School Warrenton NC
Lott Middle School Citronelle AL
Fuquay-Varina Middle School Fuquay-Varina NC
West Millbrook Middle School Raleigh NC
East Wake Middle School Raleigh NC
Collegiate School Richmond VA
Hope Mills Middle School Hope Mills NC
Meyzeek Middle School Louisville KY
Charity Middle School Rose Hill NC
EE Smith Middle School Kenansville NC
Elberta Middle School Elberta AL
Kirby-Smith Middle School Jacksonville FL
Carroll Middle School Raleigh NC
St. Timothy's Episcopal School (Middle) Raleigh NC
Phillips Middle School Chapel Hill NC
Harrodsburg Middle School Harrodsburg KY
Clarke Middle School Lexington MA
Dighton Middle School Dighton MA
Warsaw Middle School Warsaw NC
Chinquapin Middle School Chinquapin NC
Linkhorne Middle School Lynchburg VA
Scarborough Middle School Mobile AL
Carver Middle School Laurinburg NC
Beulaville Middle School Belleville NC
BF Grady Middle School Albertson NC
Norton Middle School Norton MA
Ipswich Middle School Ipswich MA
Johnson Middle School Walpole MA
Diamond Middle School Lexington MA
John Graham Middle School Warrenton NC
Norlina Middle School Norlina NC
Lynnfield Middle School Lynnfield MA
Mac Williams Middle School Fayetteville NC
Magellan Charter School Raleigh NC