I've written before about making musical instruments (click here and here, and we've all seen YouTube videos of music made by street musicians using out-of-the-ordinary instruments, but I'll bet you've never heard, or seen, music made this way:
I don't imagine you'll be seeing one a Tesla coil in the high school band anytime soon, but you never know! You can, however, see a coil in action at the Museum of Science, Boston (you can book a pass to the museum here.
We have a book on the man behind the coil, Nikola Tesla. It's titled, The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla [608 TES].