The ability to manipulate sound recordings used to only be available in specialist studios, but now that everyone has a computer, it can be done... well... by anyone !
To make use of this fact, I have created an 8 - 10 week course for Primary School students.
Aimed at ages 7 - 12 ( 3rd Class - 6th Class ),
this course simply provides students with the skills to create music with a computer.
The course follows the primary school music curriculum, but allows for greater flexibility and creativity, as the Computer ( rather than a recorder or tin-whistle ) is the students instrument.
I teach using free software, that is identical to software used by professionals, ensuring the costs are minimal and the students can download the programs and have fun at home too !
Through the teaching of basic computer skills and the use of free software, students can play musical games, add sound effects to videos ( foley ) and create their own weird and wonderful Compositions, all while learning to use industry grade audio software and developing a keener understanding of musical concepts like: timbre, pitch, pulse, form, dynamics, duration, texture etcetera etcetera.
The skills taught in this course are fun ! but can also give students a first glimpse into a career as a composer or audio engineer or Foley artist or any number of IT jobs.