At 6/3/13 03:28 AM, Step wrote:
Echo and I have been hired to teach FL Studio to three different classes of children, three days from now. We're allocated 1 hour 20 minutes for each class and in that time period we need to teach each class enough of the right things to get them started on the software and interested in pursuing a hobby making music.
Any ideas on how we can do that?
We just came back from it, in case anyone's curious.
I am exhausted. However the kids loved it to bits. They got really excited when we showed them demonstrations of how to make music, and when they heard everything come together they got so excited that they didn't even allow Echo to finish and just went straight on to experimentation. One of the classes even wanted to keep on going on FL Studio during the lunchbreak, but the ICT teacher who was with us to help us out didn't let them because WE needed a break haha.
They behaved a lot more than I expected though, and some picked up the concept of patterns without us even teaching it to them in time. We had to help people through making simple drum beats and using the piano roll though, but towards the end some started to really get the hang of it. We didn't have much time to show them stuff but I suspect that a lot of them will go home and download the demo of FL Studio. Which is cool.