Central Florida Community Arts

Central Florida Community Arts

Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) is an Orlando-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; our mission is to serve and build community through the arts. In addition to our performance-based program areas (Community Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Children & Youth Arts Programs, and Theatre) and

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Instrument Petting Zoo: An Orchestral Workshop for Schools


Program description

The Instrument Petting Zoo is an opportunity for students to hear, learn, and play instruments from each of the four main families of musical instruments. This highly interactive class is led by one instructor for 40 minutes, then allows the class to break out among each instrument family and physically play the instruments at each station for 30 minutes.

Instruments included in the workshop can


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Workshops & Classes
Artistic Discipline: Music
Cultural Origin: European, Multicultural
Subject: Fine Arts: Music
Population served: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Weekdays as part of the standard school calendar; Saturdays upon request.

Available times:

On weekdays during school hours or after school; Saturdays upon availability.

Length of program: 70 minutes per session
Space / technical requirements:

The classroom or event space must have enough room for five tables or work spaces conducive to hands-on interaction with the instrument families.


At schools with classroom or event space conducive to a large group session.

Fees / Ticketing:

The Instrument Petting Zoo is available at $250 per session, to cover costs of teaching artists, administrative overhead, and instrument procurement/maintenance.


Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provide Lesson Plans: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes

Cancellation Policy

Unless warranted by a system-wide school closure (i.e. weather, sickness, emergency), cancellation within 24 hours of the program will necessitate payment in full of the program cost.

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