Cathy Clasper-TorchArtist: Cathy Clasper-Torch
24 Fourth St,
Providence, RI 02906
Artist Category: Music
Artist Type: Education
Cathy Clasper-Torch plays & teaches piano, fiddle/violin and the Chinese "er-hu". Both a private instructor) and a group instructor, Cathy has taught ages 5-85 and works with children in schools, churches, camps and various other performance settings. RED TIDE RAMBLERS a trio with Cathy Clasper-Torch, Mike Fischman and John Sousa, combines a lively program of traditional folk music with lots of audience participation. The children are introduced to a wide assortment of folk instruments and how they are played. Instruments include: fiddle, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, "er-hu", bones & bodhran. Programs include: "Folk Music for Young Folks" (aimed at youger audiences, participatory); "Songs of Peace & Protest" (aimed at Middle and High School audiences); and "What's That Instrument?" (a lively overview and demonstration of 15 acoustic instruments/questions & answers-for all ages).
Artist's Website: http://www.cathyclasper-torch.com