Across eight weeks this fall, kids ages 8 to 11 will be making music at Elkhart Public Library. But this time, the only instrument will be a computer.
Starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the downtown library, kids taking part in Coding Music will begin learning how to use a computer to play musical notes, create video, and build an interactive music display. Coding Music also will show kids how computer programming is used to create songs.
Coding Music will take place every Thursday until the final afternoon on Oct. 26.
Kids will build eight complete projects while they learn vital computer science concepts and techniques. Registration is expected to ensure enough computers are available for everyone. Participants are encouraged to commit to all eight weeks, otherwise they won’t be able to get the full experience.
“We hope kids will be excited about this opportunity to learn about coding,” said Allison McLean, head of the library’s Young People’s Services, “while also having a lot of fun with music.”
In addition to learning coding and exploring computer science, students will be able to learn more about how technology is used in the music industry.
Those signing up do not need any prior computer experience.