Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

MakerSpace Resources & Ideas for Digital Music Creation

I received an email recently from a teacher asking about resources to use in a school MakerSpace to integrate music and digital musical creation. This is what I suggested. If you have other thoughts, resources or links, please share them as a comment or a reply to @wfryer on Twitter!

Here are some resources for digital music creation which my 4th and 5th grade STEM students used the past year in our classroom Maker Studio. I also taught a multi-part, integrated STEM unit on the “Science & Technology of Sound & Music” which has good lesson ideas and resources. This is an example of an instructional video I created for students as part of this unit at a center where they could experiment and play with a “water phone:”

Also here are serveral free presentations from the K-12 Online Conference in past years which relate to music that might be helpful and give you ideas/resources:

  1. Grab the MIC by @originalmisterc
  2. T3:Triple Threat in Tech: Art, Music, and Media by @musictechie
  3. STEM: Creating A Maker Mindset by @vvrotny and @speterson224
  4. Teaching The 21St Century Musician by @thomasjwest
Virtuoso iPad Teacher by Wesley Fryer, on Flickr
Virtuoso iPad Teacher” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by  Wesley Fryer 


Making a song with Boomwhackers by Wesley Fryer, on Flickr
Making a song with Boomwhackers” (CC BY 2.0) by  Wesley Fryer 


String Phone by Wesley Fryer, on Flickr
String Phone” (CC BY 2.0) by  Wesley Fryer 


Water Phone center by Wesley Fryer, on Flickr
Water Phone center” (CC BY 2.0) by  Wesley Fryer 

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