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Greasing the Skids

Overview A performance by the theatre or music group is often a highlight in the school calendar. But for those responsible for organising and co-ordinating such an event it is a huge undertaking. Cancelled rehearsals due to no-shows, finding rehearsal rooms and informing the cast of changing dates, times and locations for practices are the  Full Article…



PROJECT Curricular Areas: Rehearsing and Performing. Learning Opportunities & Skills: This unit shows how e-learning platforms can be used to make the whole process of preparing a concert or theatrical performance much easier. Students also begin to learn about the practical and every-day use that can be made of applications previously thought of as places to  Full Article…


Motivated by Music

Overview In this activity the students create a second digital artefact inspired by their favourite music. They will also react on line to the creations of other students. Description Create another assignment in PicMonkey (or the image editing application of your choice). In the prompt ask students to interpret their favourite song. Put the photo  Full Article…


Stomp – The Sequel!

Overview The final performance is done in front of a live audience and recorded for posterity and assessment purposes. Whilst this lesson isn’t essential to the overall unit, it is important if you have parents that were unable to be present at the ‘Flash’ performance. It also gives students the opportunity to experiment with audience  Full Article…


Our Stomping Ground

Overview In this activity students will create their own Stomp-style performance (entitled Our Stomping Ground) inspired by what they’ve learnt about music and sound in their own locality. The unit will end with a live performance of their work to parents via Flash Meeting It is important to note that stomping is most effective  Full Article…


Stomp City

Overview This lesson introduces students to easily accessible and informal styles of music composition and performance. Stomp is a percussion group that uses the body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre performance. Their appeal lies in their primitive yet highly effective musical performances that do not require students to be able to read  Full Article…