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Dates & times

On demand (subject to availability)

Running Time

Primary (ACID):
1.5 hours

Secondary (ABLETON LIVE):
2 hours

Secondary (ACID):
1.5 hours or 3.5 hours, including half hour lunch break

Price range

Per student (1.5 hours)
Per student (2 hours)
Per student (3.5 hours)

Minimum charge is for 15 students

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Suitability – Years 3 – 12

Explore the technology and techniques used to create the music you hear every day!

The Channel offers a range of music composition workshops to suit all students, from those with little or no music skills to advanced senior music students. Please browse the workshops offered below, and get in contact with our schools team if you need further clarification or support in selecting the right workshop for your students.

Participants in Into the Music – Composition Workshops will explore technology and techniques used to create the music they hear every day. All levels of musical knowledge can be catered for; from students who have never made music before to experienced secondary and tertiary music students. The workshops can be run on a variety of software platforms depending on the experience or needs of the group. Whether you’re looking for a new, creative experience for your students or needing to fulfil specific curriculum requirements, this suite of workshops provide fun and engaging ways to explore music and musical concepts. The software options for Into the Music workshops are: ACID Music Studio or Ableton Live.

Choosing a workshop

Use the table below to help decide which workshop is right for your students. Please get in touch with us if you would like to tailor the workshop to suit your curriculum planning.

Software ACID Music Studio
Loop-Based Music Production
Ableton Live
Electronic Music Production
Suitability Year 3 – Year 12 Year 7 – Year 12
Pre-requisites No prior knowledge of music composition or instrument experience necessary Some experience with instruments an advantage, but not necessary
Workshop Content Using pre-set Audio Loops to compose a piece of music

Exploring different genres


Learning about musical structure

Recording voice

Composing to a specific brief (3 hour session)
Fun and easy for all ages
Creating Audio Loops to compose a piece of music

Exploring Electronic music production

Triggering and arranging samples


Exploring Audio Effects and basic mixing
Content can be easy or more difficult, depending on the skill level of your students

After the workshop

Student work will be made available for download via a link emailed to the teacher making the booking.

If you are interested in music workshops with a contemporary music focus, check out our Australian Music Vault Remixing a Song and Australian Music Vault Lyric Writing workshops.

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal and Social

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