THE HALF-TERM SCHOOL
Transform your Micro:Bit into a digital musical instrument. Join this interactive, age appropriate online course, taught by PRO tutors.
YOU WILL LEARN
- Basics of block coding on Makecode.com
- Sensors: Light, Temperature, Accelerometer, etc.
- Variables, Ifs, Arrays, etc.
- MIDI programming: the Micro:Bit becomes an instrument
- Create your own songs, online, for free, using BandLab
- Achieve your Level 1 CM certification
THIS HALF-TERM SCHOOL
is perfect for...
Students aged 9-12, with an interest in Music and Technology.
Parents and teachers eager to share opportunities with their children or students.
Anyone brand new to programming, looking for an introduction to this magic world.
We are having a lot of fun designing this course, we can’t wait to have you onboard!
This fully online half-term school integrates STEM subjects with the arts.
Micro:MIDI creates a bridge between the purely digital world of coding and the hearty, tangible, emotional world of music and performance. This cross-disciplinary mixture enhances children’s motivation, sparks their curiosity and turbo-boosts their creativity.
You may go to a shop, buy an instrument, like a keyboard, and learn how to play it – and that’s awesome.
BUT, we can take you a step further.
Micro:MIDI allows you to design your own instrument, out of cardboard, household objects, drawings, anything around you. We will also take a deep dive into its brain and re-code its behaviour, using sensors and unexpected interactions: your heartbeat can change the pulse of the music, for real.
We mix Music, Technology, Coding and Art and have developed this method over 8 years, 8,000+ workshops in more than 500+ schools, across 20 countries. The complexity is hidden behind the music, the amusing rhythms and catchy melodies. We keep updating the lessons, based on your feedback. You will quickly master the basics of block coding, and this will be a great advantage when learning any other text-based programming language in the future.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US...
A little feedback from our participants
Amazing, forward thinking teaching provided by high skilled practitioners, who provide engaging and inspirational music opportunities for pupils.
Very informative and interesting and tutor was highly knowledgeable.
My children thought it was fantastic and would like more like this. “Amazing”
This was a fantastic workshop, fun and lively and I learned lots! Thank you to Enrico!
Just one ticket per household, and it will last for the whole week!!
Don’t hesitate, the places for this Half-Term School are limited. Will you be the creator of the next revolutionary MIDI instrument?
Your journey begins here…
In your inventory, make sure to pack a laptop or a tablet (two, if possible, or an external screen) and the Chrome browser up to date. The Zoom app and your BBC Micro:Bit.
The Half-term School quest will start on October 27th and the adventure will continue until the 30th, through lots of exciting Digital Music creations.
If you complete the missions successfully, you will also achieve the
Conductive Music Level 1 Certification.
See you soon!