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Write Your Own Music

Join Lyndie and Shelby from Toneworks Music Therapy Services to discover how you can make unique music with objects found around your home.

This activity is inspired by our American Voices Young People’s Concert Experience, which features a variety of composers and styles. Visit the American Voices concert curriculum to learn more about the composers’ lives and musical influences. Then download the composition worksheet and get ready to express your own voice through music!

Watch the video above to explore different ways of notating your music, and think about which everyday objects you could use to create your own composition at home. Then watch the following video to see Lyndie and Shelby complete their composition worksheet and perform their original piece, “A Walk in the Snow.”

Now it’s your turn to be creative. Fill out your own composition worksheet, and perform your music for family and friends. Happy composing!


About Toneworks Music Therapy Services

Toneworks Music Therapy Services is a private practice dedicated to providing individualized, evidence-based music therapy interventions to improve the lives of its clients in physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains. Toneworks music therapists have partnered with the Minnesota Orchestra for numerous Sensory-Friendly and Relaxed Family Concerts, and they serve children and adults throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

Sponsors

  • This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
  • Official Airline of the Minnesota Orchestra
    Official Airline of the Minnesota Orchestra