The variety of instruments used by The Windwood Duo provides an exciting instrumental showcase for school groups of any age. Educational programs present flute and percussion music of other cultures, touching briefly on their historical and social significance.Performances include short adaptations of traditional music from Ireland, France, and early-America, as well as some works by contemporary composers.Kay Hamlin and Cindy Bastide are both music educators with years of experience in front of young audiences. They encourage children to explore their curiosity by drawing them into the music and performance. All educational programs feature questions and answer sessions, where children may question, comment, and interact with the musicians.Educational programs presented this year include places such as George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, Greenville High School, and Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.
Kay Hamlin, flutist, received a B.M. in Music Performance at the University of Southern Maine where she studied with Susan Thomas, and a M.M. in Flute Performance from Arizona State University where she studied with Trygve Peterson.Kay has been a private flute instructor for nearly 10 years. She has presented clinics in many of Maine's public schools and has adjudicated for festivals such as the Maine Solo and Ensemble Festival at Colby College. She currently teaches privately in the mid-coast Maine area.
Cynthia Brooks Bastide, percussionist, received a B.M. in Music Education and a M.M. in Percussion Performance from the University of Maine where she studied with Dr. Stuart Marrs. Cynthia has played 18 seasons with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and has been Assistant Principal of the percussion section since 1991. Bastide has taught general and instrumental music in public schools for 10 years and has presented clinics at MMEA and the "Maine Day of Percussion".