Kids & Families

We’re passionate about music education and welcome the opportunity to expose kids to different musical styles and help create lifelong lovers of music.

Instrument Playground

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s Instrument Playground offers children the chance to try out a selection of orchestral instruments at 1:00 p.m. before every concert of the Discovery Family Series. Trained docents show the kids how to manipulate trombones, trumpets, flutes, violins, a cello, and percussion instruments of all types. Admission to the Instrument Playground is free with each ticket to a Discovery Family Series concert.

The Playground is available for presentation at a variety of community children’s events. If you are interested in scheduling the Instrument Playground for your next event, please click the button below to fill out the request form or email education@okcphil.org with any questions.

Instrument Playground Visit Request Form

Music Resource Guide

Interested in music lessons or other area music resources? The Resource Guide includes contacts for music instruction and area businesses that rent and sell new and used instruments.

Musical Stories

Starting as a partnership with the Children’s Center Rehabilitation Center in Bethany, the Musical Stories program quickly expanded to include performances at metro area libraries and the OU Children’s Hospital. Features a string ensemble performing classical favorites and read-aloud selections from children’s books with musical accompaniment. To request more information about Musical Stories, please email education@okcphil.org or call 405-232-7575.