A series of tasks, games and tricks for 8 - 11 year-olds that will work for musicians and non-musicians alike. 

Feel the big magic of creativity and inspiration! Dan's video introduces ideas on how to find creative inspiration at these times – could be the plants and insects in the garden, looking up at the moon in the sky, or wooden spoons as drum sticks in the kitchen! He then takes you through four stages in the creation of your song.

  • Lyrical challenge 
  • Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 
  • Melody anagram 
  • Performance - turn your room into a min-theatre, record your song and then, if you want, send it in to Severn Arts - [email protected] and we will add it to our website   
Project instructions

Bring an instrument or be prepared to sing (or both).

If you don't have a conventional musical instrument make a shaker from a pepper pot or drum from a cardboard box and wooden spoon.

Download the free drum loops - drum loops

Part 1
Part 2

Part 3


For more information about Dan Whitehouse see http://www.dan-whitehouse.com/site/