Into the Music: Sound Inventions

Arts Centre Melbourne

Music performance using MaKey MaKey kits.

Learn how to turn everyday objects, such as fruit, cutlery, coins and even drawings into interactive musical instruments in this practical workshop.

Using MaKey MaKey, a simple interface between a computer and the world, students will learn how to create their own instruments, how to program sounds and create a short musical performance. A unique opportunity for your students to combine design, technology, music and their own creativity.

Before the workshop
There is no prior knowledge required for this workshop, however you may like to introduce the idea of electric circuits to your students before coming.

During the workshop
  • Learn about using items that conduct electricity to complete a circuit to make sound
  • Create sounds using your own voice to be triggered by the MaKey MaKey
  • Use contemporary compositional tools
  • After the workshop

Learn more about the many and varied uses of MaKey MaKey here.

Suitable for Years 5 - 12

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Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Music, Science


Sound, Objects, Design, Technology, Creativity




1.5 hrs (Primary) or 3.5hrs (Secondary)


1.5 hr - $18 per student. 3.5 hr - $24 per student. Minimum charge is for 15 students


The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


On demand (subject to availability)
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