Clare Seymour

January 31, 2020

‘How to make music…’

Clare Seymour music session at URC Hall - Tomline Road, Felixstowe, on 25-March-2019. Picture: Stephen Waller www.stephenwaller.com

We have been hard at work on a number of ‘How to make music’ projects. This has involved sharing our music with parents, teachers and childminders, who have wanted to experience valuable music-making together with their children, but haven’t known how to go about doing it. 

This is something so close to our hearts; that, for the very young, quality musical experiences should be accessible to all, anywhere, anytime. 

As part of the project, we have offered craft activities too create attractive props that can be made at home for free, or for very little cost. 

Firstly, in order to bring enthusiasm, fun and joy to the sessions, we introduced a homemade, hand-held microphone. Before moving into singing, we held the microphone with an outstretched arm, brought it in towards our mouths, and introduced the children in funny voices, something along the lines of a circus ringleader. 

Our first ‘How to make…’ prop is the all-important microphone. Start with this, and you’ll soon turn your unconfident little one into a budding singer in no time at all!

How to make a microphone.

Following on from this are a variety of suggestions for developing craft activities into musical sessions.

How to make a microphone.

Suggestions for using your microphone together:

Have a look at the other instruments we have made too!

How to make homemade tubular bells

How to make homemade drums

How to make a homemade guitar