Just had the opportunity to demonstrate instrument building while inciting over 100 10-year olds to greater musical heights.
What started as an invitation to show off a CBG to a class learning about homemade instruments, became a full-blown presentation to the entire 4th grade in multiple assemblies by the time I got there.
Gourd percussion instruments, CBGs, Kalimbas, and more burrowed their way into the imaginations of some really cool kids. We even built a "Altoid and Bobby Pin Kalimba" on the spot. Twice.
My own grandson was a class member...he brought an awesome Diddley Bow he made from a plank of wood, a coke bottle, and some welding wire. He even built in a wire hanger to store the comination slide / tuning wrench. Those apples fell real close to the tree.
Yeah...they'll learn if you take the time to teach.