Sound Bites

Music Visual Arts At Home Age 5-12, 12-16
Kram from Spiderbait and Olympia share their song writing process

Discover the music making secrets of some of Australia’s most loved musicians. Students are taken behind the scenes in Sound Bites, a collection of music resources made in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault.

This inspiring music program helps students shape and share their song writing ideas with confidence. Each artist reveals their unique approach to making music in a practical way that will help students harness their own creativity and bring ideas to life.

Your students will be inspired to pick up a pen, paper or visual diary in Olympia’s visual song writing session. Or, they may find a new way into improvisation and composition with Kram from Spiderbait.

The unique tips and tricks will ignite your student’s passion in the music-making process, while developing creative thinking and the ability to articulate concepts. The collection is sure to spark the song writer in every student.

What's Inside: Visual Song Writing with Olympia

  • Two 45 minute lesson plans that will transform your students ideas into song.
  • Two videos sharing Olympia’s unique creative process in detail.
  • Six activity sheets that guide students from storytelling with pictures, to finding a unique expression.
  • Nine audio tracks to assist experimentation.
  • Tools to help improve your students’ confidence and literacy learning through song writing.

What's Inside: Jamming with Kram

  • Three 45 minute lesson plans that will lead your students through the process of improvisation, building a song, and constructing a piece of music.
  • Two videos exploring his music making process.
  • Seven activity sheets that introduce students to the concepts of improvisation, layering and song structure.
  • Concepts to help students explore mood, style and composition skills, through individual and group work.

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