Sound Garden

How can we use music to create an outdoor space that supports emotional wellness in our school/community?

Fine Arts
Key Content
music, sound, instruments, composition, improvisation, social-emotional skills, SEL
Little girl laying in the grass surrounded by music notes

In this project, students learn how music supports and enhances emotional wellbeing as they design and build a community sound garden. Students explore and experiment with how sounds relate to emotions, create instruments, and work together in teams to prototype and construct a section of the garden focused on helping visitors engage with specific emotions. They incorporate music vocabulary as they develop a guided tour and demonstration performance to show how their garden area can help visitors respond to their feelings.