Cityside Middle School

Zeeland, MI

Grades 6-8, Computers / Technology
Partner(s): Keith Walker
Innovation Grant
2006, Summer

About this Grantee

Mr. Beckham and Mr. Walker implement a guitar project to expose students to fine arts, new technology, and career choices in the music and technology industries. Students learn basic guitar skills and research music genres and music history. Applying this knowledge, they use software to record and edit music as well as compose an original piece of music. Students in the program collaborate with students in the band, orchestra, and choir to improve their music before it is recorded on the class CD. Students also meet a sound technician, professional guitar technician, and professional recording artist to experience some career applications of music and technology.

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