College of Music

Instrument petting zoo gives kids a chance to make music

Sat, Oct 17, 2015 - 9:56pm

by Lucinda Breeding

Don Taylor launched the musical instrument petting zoo on the University of North Texas campus nine years ago.

The music education professor at the College of Music will lead student volunteers at the event. Some of them remember when they went to instrument petting zoos as children.

Diana Deming, a junior majoring in music education, remembers an instrument petting zoo, and so does graduate student John Denis. Both will help elementary school students play instruments during the UNT petting zoo.

“Oh, yeah,” Deming said. “I went to one.”

Deming thought she was destined to...