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Unruly Music Kids: A Mix of Music Making and Splat Fun

Unruly Music Kids: A Mix of Music Making and Splat Fun

Unruly Splats offers a unique and engaging way to introduce students to fundamental elements of music.  

In this innovative music course, students will learn to understand musical concepts such as notes, rhythms, and chords through active participation. They’ll hone improvisational skills to create and apply basic coding skills to program their own music, just like how music engineers create the beats behind your favorite hits. Using Unruly Splats, students will create musical patterns and sequences, effectively turning the classroom into an interactive musical playground.

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  • About Unruly Music Kids: A Mix of Music Making and Splat Fun

    In this hands-on course, students will explore the intersection of music, technology, and coding using Unruly Splats. These programmable floor buttons light up and make sounds, allowing students to play active games and create music through block-based coding. They will be introduced to music theory basics like notes, rhythm, and tempo through engaging Splats games. Students will participate in musical improvisation activities, learning how to integrate technology with music and gain coding skills to create their own musical compositions. No coding experience is needed to join.

  • Focus Areas

    Music Improvisation Lab: In the Music Improvisation Lab, students will engage in creative activities that encourage spontaneous musical expression using Unruly Splats. They will explore rhythm and melody through hands-on improvisation, enhancing their ability to create and perform unique musical patterns on the fly.

    Music Engineering Lab: The Music Engineering Lab combines music theory with technology, teaching students to use block-based coding to program their own musical compositions. Students will learn to integrate coding concepts such as sequences, loops, and conditional logic with musical elements, creating interactive and dynamic musical pieces.

  • Mastering Music Fundamentals

    Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of essential music concepts, including notes, rhythms, and chords, through interactive lessons and hands-on activities with Unruly Splats.

  • Expressive Musical Improvisation

    Students will develop and apply their musical improvisation skills in various games and activities, creating compositions that effectively express a wide range of emotions and ideas.

  • Coding for Musical Creation

    Students will learn and apply basic coding skills, such as sequences, loops, and conditional logic, to program their own music. This integration of coding with musical elements will allow them to create dynamic and interactive musical pieces.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the energetic and engaging world of Unruly Music Kids, where students can dive into the fun of musical expression. This educational adventure combines rhythmic excitement with drumming and clapping, the joy of singing and playing instruments, and the creativity of dance and movement using Unruly Splats.

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Splat Sounds: Introduction to Music and Coding

Kick off your musical journey by exploring the basics of music and coding with Unruly Splats. Students will learn about notes, rhythm, and tempo while discovering how to use block-based coding to program Splats for their first interactive musical experience.

Rhythm Rumble: Creating Beats with Splats

Dive into the world of rhythm by creating dynamic beats using Unruly Splats. In this lesson, students will engage in improvisation activities that teach them how to recognize and recreate rhythmic patterns through playful movement and coding.

Dance Party: Express Yourself Through Movement

Get ready to move and groove! This lesson encourages students to express themselves through dance, using Unruly Splats to create dynamic dance routines that align with various musical genres.

Global Grooves: Music from Around the World

Travel the globe through music and technology! Students will explore diverse musical styles and instruments from various cultures, using Unruly Splats to create and replicate rhythms and melodies that celebrate the rich tapestry of global music.

Splat Symphony: Coding Your Own Musical Composition

Prepare for a grand finale where students apply their coding and musical skills to create a unique musical composition. This lesson focuses on combining rhythm, melody, and improvisation into a cohesive performance, showcasing their creativity and newfound knowledge in an interactive musical showcase.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

- We start with the "Engage Phase" to spark curiosity with captivating visuals and prompts.

- In the "Explore Phase," students set out on their educational journey with clear objectives, supported by an environment that embraces learning from mistakes.

- The "Explain Phase" delivers foundational knowledge that is often cross-curricular in nature.

- The "Elaborate Phase" involves hands-on projects and activities, with bonus crafts and literacy integrations.

- The journey culminates in the "Evaluate Phase," where students reflect on their achievements and connect their learning to real-world applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.