LOOKING TO ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE AND PLASTIC POLLUTION? FOR 30 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS RAISING THE ALARM FOR WHAT IS NOW THE GREATEST CHALLENGE OF THE COMING GENERATIONS.

Our school assemblies & programs and concerts & events have been seen by over 1 million individuals nationwide and around the world. We specialize in engaging kids and families on difficult subjects in a substantive and science-based way - all without sounding preachy. Our musical performances, workshops and school residencies are always fun, engaging, thought-provoking… and ultimately inspiring!

School Assemblies and Programs

SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES + WORKSHOPS + RESIDENCIES 

Connecting Science, Sustainability and Music with STEM to STEAM lessons with elementary school assemblies, middle... 

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Professonal Development with John Bertles

ON BROADWAY!

@DRAMADESKAWARDS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: John Bertles is a seasoned educator, composer and musical instrument-builder. 

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I couldn't be more pleased with our Bash The Trash Residency!! Rohin, the Artist In Residence is incredible and facilitated so much learning during the sessions. Throughout this wonderful experience students were engaged, excited and focused while they constructed, created, composed, performed and had a wonderful time!!"

 November 2018, Jeanne Candal, Music Teacher, Old Bethpage Elementary School, Plainview/Old Bethpage C.S.D.

ABOUT US

FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS...

We demonstrate how science can transform even the simplest stuff into cool-sounding instruments, and how you can make your own musical instruments

 

Directed by the husband-and-wife creative team of John Bertles and Carina Piaggio, we feature a national roster of over 30 musicians and teaching artists, weaving together science, music and environmental awareness. 

 

We offer a full range of services to schools, performing arts centers, museums, libraries and many other venues, such as performancesschool assemblieshands-on workshopsresidenciesprofessional development sessions for teachers, and master classes for higher-education institutions.

Find us in New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Connecticut (CT), Boston, Massachusetts (MA), Philadelphia, DC, LA, Detroit, and tons of cities in-between and even abroad! 

CONTACT US

Website by Rivertowns Marketing;  Art by TB Ward; Photos on this site thanks to:  Erika Kapin Photography, John Maggiotto Studios, India Lena Gonzalez, Ananda Naima Gonzalez, Shandor Patrick, Lili Fenner, Kim Russell: Courtesy of the Smith Center, Jaye McLaughlin: The Life in Your Years Photography LLC, Risdon Photography, Dariel Sneed: Courtesy of Brookfield Place NY, Tanya Ahmed: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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Bash the Trash Environmental Arts LLC

11 Wilson Place

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

info@bashthetrash.com

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