Teach kids the science of sound and music through experimentation and collaboration

Inspiring kids and getting them excited about science, engineering, math and technology (STEM education) is a constant struggle for most teachers.

If you bring an interesting (and magical) project to your classroom, your job becomes much easier. This is where Percussa AudioCubes can help: kids can experiment together with sound and music, using AudioCubes and our free music and sound creation software.

While doing so, they learn about the science of sound creation, optics, LEDs, computer music, ... AudioCubes are collaborative by nature: multiple kids can play together without sitting behind a computer.

Who is teaching with AudioCubes?

Check out the video below featuring Gregg Cannady from Colorado's STEM Magnet Lab School.

Dr. Gregg Cannady, Music Teacher:

"The kids are very drawn by the AudioCubes"

"The kids can go with their phones and record something, email me a sound clip, and we can build a composition around it"

"The AudioCubes are an example of problem-based learning"

AudioCubes - Taxham integrativ Schule (Salzburg, Austria)

Here we have our kids having fun playing a "SterneLied" or "Stars Song" (as they call it) using the audio cubes. They were experimenting by mixing colors and watching the results and making sound in the process. They absolutely loved the cubes.

How does it work?

Dr. Cannady is using 9BOX system for AudioCubes and Ableton Live, designed by Mark Mosher, electronic music composer and performer, from Colorado. Learn more about the 9BOX system in the videos below.

9BOX is an easy to use collection of example sound files and templates created by Mark Mosher from Boulder, CO, USA.

Ableton Live is easy to use music software which lets you link sound files to different AudioCubes on your table. Check out Mark's demo video!

More Videos about 9BOX

Key Feature Summary

  • Intuitive to use and visually appealing
  • Helps children listen to, understand and experience music
  • Simultaneously used by multiple children
  • Inspires children as well as triggers their curiosity and enthusiasm in class.
  • Helps children participate in musical activities
  • Children can experiment with different ways of composition
  • Helps children advance their art form