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Phil Tulga

ANY GIVEN CHILD CERTIFIED: Designated arts provider for Arts for Any Given Child - Sacramento. Participating schools may request an eligible offering from this provider as their Arts Exposure Experience.
Phil Tulga

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the Eastman School of Music. For the last 26 years, I’ve presented programs at TK-8 schools in the Sacramento area. These programs are based on the California Visual and Performing Arts Framework, and feature cultural activities from

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Homemade Music (math and measurement)


Program Description

In Homemade Music, Phil demonstrates all of his wacky homemade instruments, and shows the students how to transform common household items into musical marvels using math and measurement!  Phil features straw oboes, sprinkler pipe panflutes, and water bottle xylophones, along with his online follow up activities. Before the presentation, please have on hand: an empty soda can, or an empty water


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Program Detail

Program type: Any Given Child, In-School Performance/Assembly
Artistic Discipline: Music
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Math, Science
Population Served Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Pre-K - Kindergarten


Conducted educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
References available: Yes
Connects to state and/or common core curriculum standards: Yes
Any Given Child Certified: Yes



  • Phil explains how to make a water bottle xylophone using liquid volume and plays one of his favorite songs from the Caribbean, Jamaica Farewell.

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