Do Your Own thing - modern music technology in music lessons
Do Your Own Thing is an experiment with a goal to integrate modern technology into music lessons and to develop a scalable model out of the process to share with schools nationally and globally. In this experiment students will be composing, writing lyrics and producing their own songs from start to finish.
What are the goals you are looking to achieve with this experiment?
The goal of Do Your Own Thing is to integrate the use of technology to create music into the school subject. The model is aimed to become scalable for schools everywhere. In the long-run the goal is to develop music as a school subject, to make it more contemporary and engaging.
Do Your Own Thing reinforces the student’s role as a music composer and producer as well as someone who experiences and enjoys music as an art form personally. Every student will receive equal opportunities to participate in each of the different processes.
The experiment will offer schools and teachers the required knowledge to use music technology as part of their lessons. They will be taught how to use the right tools to create modern music digitally.
What are the concrete steps of the experiment?
Students will be composing, writing lyrics and producing original pieces with the help of their teachers and a team of specialists. The student’s active participation is centre stage in the project, along with the joys of working with music holistically. Technology and modern tools for creating music will become a natural part of the learning processes.
How will the experiment proceed in the spring of 2017?
Do Your Own Thing will be conducted in the spring of 2017 in eight to twelve schools, kindergartens and high schools nationwide. The trialling of the experiment will be documented so that those interested may be able to follow the process.
How will this experiment change the way we educate?
- It will provide the know-how of modern music technology.
- It will bridge the gap between art, technology and school subjects.
- It will create new experiences in interactive learning and new learning environments.
- It will reinforce the status and role of creativity in teaching music.
- It will support the active role of the student as a music producer and experiencer (individually and collectively).
- It will provide equal creative opportunities for all students.
Potential partnerships / schools:
Teosto, Sibelius Academy, The Ministry of Education and Culture, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Elvis registered association for composers and lyricists, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Finnish Music Foundation (MES).
Contact person: Janne Hiedanniemi
Contact email: email@example.com