Masks are required for educational programs in the Museum’s theaters and classrooms, as well as for tours to Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print.


Online Family Program: Explore the Electric Guitar and Johnny Cash

Jun 16, 202110:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn about the electric guitar through the music of Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash’s musical career began in Memphis when he was signed to Sun Records. His first recordings showcased his songwriting and the rockabilly sound of his band, The Tennessee Two, made up of Luther Perkins on guitar and Marshall Grant on bass. In this program led by museum educator Adam Ollendorff, participants will learn “Folsom Prison Blues,” including Perkins’s solo and “boom-chicka-boom” rhythm guitar style. Ollendorff has toured and recorded with Kacey Musgraves and John Oates. 


Recommended for ages five and up, but all are welcome. A guardian or adult is required to be present for children under thirteen.  


Takes place via Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required.Free. 


Recommended materials:  

  • Your singing voice 
  • A guitar or any musical instrument for playing along (optional) 




By signing up for this program, you are confirming that a guardian or adult will be present with youth under age thirteen. An educator will send a Zoom invitation to you by 9:30 a.m. the morning of the program. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. the day before the program, and accommodations are guaranteed for museum members. While space is limited, a minimum number of participants is required for this program to take place. While the instructor will have audio and video on during the program, it is optional for participants to turn their cameras and/or audio on during the live program. We will not record video or audio of participants for use after the program. This program is designed for youth 18 and under. Please know adults without children present are not permitted. Please reach out to if you have any questions.




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