The Delta Blues Museum web site has a new section designed
to give a vivid, graphic overview of the essential facts
of a blues master's life and musical highlights. We
are currently featuring Muddy Waters and Son House.
Click on the link above to "Explore and Learn."
The purpose of the Delta Blues Museum’s Arts and Education
Program is to continue the great musical tradition born in the
Mississippi Delta: the Delta blues. The Arts and Education program
teaches students to play music and keeps the history of the Delta
blues alive. Students are taught to play the blues on the instrument
or instruments of their choice. Instruments – drums, guitars,
and keyboards – are provided by the museum for use in the
classroom and authorized performances. However, we encourage students
to purchase their own instruments.
Instructors utilize the oral tradition, recorded music, video,
instruction books, and handouts to educate the students in a classroom
environment. The students progress from learning the basics of
playing music to working together as a band.
The Delta Blues Museum sponsors special educational programs
and workshops in conjunction with local festivals and events.
In the past, these have included sessions such as piano workshops
with Henry Gray; harmonica workshops with Geneva Red; and oral
history conversations with David “Honeyboy” Edwards,
Charlie Musselwhite, and others. Check the calendar for these
To access the lesson plans, which can be adapted to various
grade levels, you must first register.
If you have already registered, please enter your email address