6-8 Experimental Music with Kathie Hsieh: Lesson 1

LIVE on Monday, March 15th at 1:30pm

Program Description

Students will learn to make music with everyday objects like bowls, recycled cans, wooden spoons, and aluminum foil. They will learn to create a visual score, which depicts the movement of a musical abstract soundscape. In this lesson, students will begin to experiment with sounds, discovering the many music-making materials surrounding them each day. This module is all about open exploration, unique expression, and experimentation with sound as it touches on science and music standards.

Printable Lesson Guides

Lesson 1 (English)


Miscellaneous objects from around the house like cleaned recyclables, bowls, wooden spoons, books, etc.


This lesson touches on the following standards:

Arts Standard(s):

  • V.3.CR3.6
  • V.3.CR3.7
  • V.3.CR3.8

Music Standard(s):

  • MU.1.CR1.6
  • MU.1.CR1.7
  • MU.1.CR1.8
  • MU.3.CR3.6
  • MU.3.CR3.7
  • MU.3.CR3.8
  • MU.4.PR3.6
  • MU.4.PR3.7
  • MU.4.PR3.8