Our demo will focus on the ways in which music technology can be used to teach kids about making, coding, electronics, physics, art, and teamwork.
We will demonstrate digital instruments that we develop and prototype ourselves and discuss their pedagogical values. We will give an overview of the types of activities we typically have and their reception, when giving events for children: hands-on demonstrations of instruments, presentations about our building process and the tools we use, and lively Q&A sessions. Examples of these digital musical instruments include a data glove that maps your gestures to music, a turntable that transforms drawings into sound, a modern take on the historical Ondes Martenot instrument, and a software tool that turns pictures into harmonious music.
The demo will be of interest to all people interested in the music and technology, but geared towards educators.
Created as an informal group by high-schooler Alice Barbe in fall 2015, Project Music Connector members also include Georgia Tech students Beatriz Fusaro, Asimm Hirani, Kevin Choi, and Thai Tran.