CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray


Think it always takes two hands to play the piano? Buddy demonstrates just how much one hand alone can do in this episode!
featuring SCRIABIN Prelude for the Left Hand Alone, op. 9, no. 1


Click the links below for supplemental worksheets and class activities. TEKS objectives are listed below each link.

Explore the World! (Grade 1-2)
Social Studies: 1.3, 2.4

Explore the World! (Grade 3-5)
Social Studies: 3.4

Left or Right? (Grade 1-2)
Science: 1.2, 2.2; Phys Ed: 1.2, 2.2

Left or Right? (Grade 3-5)
Science: 3.2, 4.2, 5.2; Phys Ed: 3.2, 4.2, 5.2

What Do You Hear?
Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7; Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6

Interview a Composer
Language Arts: 1.13, 2.13, 3.13, 4.13, 5.13; Music: FA.M.1.b.5, FA.M.2.b.5, FA.M.3.b.5, FA.M.4.b.5, FA.M.5.b.5

Composer Biography: Alexander Scriabin



Buddy Bray is co-author of the Cliburn in the Classroom programs and has been hosting the presentations in schools for over 17 years, and he says it is the most enjoyable work he does.

When he is not in the schools talking about music, Buddy serves as artistic director of the Cliburn at the Modern series and is the principal keyboardist for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He also hosts the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s pre-concert discussion series, where he does much the same thing as in the schools—he tries to make his audience comfortable with the music they will hear, and he does it with a spirit of discovery and fun.

Buddy comes from a family of teachers, and he is glad to be carrying on the family tradition.