Composition Kit | Elementary Level

Introduce children to the ideas of sound as shapes, and shapes as sound, with this easy music composition pack, and watch their imagination and creativity blossom! Using graphic notation, or ‘pictures of sound’, these composition activities help students to engage in writing music, and exploring the abstract nature of notation, even though they may not be competent sight readers yet.

Not only is it educational, but it’s also fun for students to imagine what a sound might ‘look’ like! Graphic Notation is a great way to let children explore the idea of a visual representing a sound, and creates a great pathway to understanding music notation and later developing good sight reading skills.

Teaching music composition alongside learning an instrument is also an engaging way to develop musical storytelling skills, which in turn informs and inspires their playing abilities. Encouraging music composition from early on also helps to give students greater insight for listening and appreciation experiences too.

This done-for-you ‘Kids Composition Kit’ gives you SIX inspiring composing activities for elementary level students. It works equally well with individual tuition style and group classes. And it also includes teaching ideas so you can in turn connect composition activities with music appreciation and listening skills.

Take a look through:
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Each music composition activity includes:

  • Teaching plan and ideas for both one-on-one tuition and group lessons
  • Inspiring pictures to help fuel students’ imagination and creativity
  • Student pages, with easy-to-follow student instructions
  • A ‘Graphic Notation Decoder’ worksheet to help them plan out their own unique graphic notation system, so they can understand and play each others music compositions too
  • A handy ‘Hints & Tips’ page for teachers, which also includes an extension listening activity, and links to suggested listening pieces
  • Printing instructions – everything is ready to print & play!
  • Studio License – You can use these composing activities with all your own students!

These music composition activity packs are each available individually, or as a complete bundle of six, with a 50% discount!

This ready-to-go teaching kit includes a Single Teacher Studio License, so you can print it for all your students for life! (Music schools will need to purchase a copy for each teacher using it).

Don’t delay – Let your students learn and grow with composition today!

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General Information:

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Licensing: For great value, all options here include a Single Teacher Studio License:

You may print these activities, games, music, cards and posters for all the students you teach directly and personally, for your lifetime! (Music schools with multiple teachers will need to purchase a copy for each teacher using this material, of course. Contact us if you need a ‘multiple teacher’ license.) 

How to Download:

We recommend downloading these resources using a computer (rather than a phone or other device) to make it quick and easy, and a hard-wired internet connection will make it faster, of course.  Print it yourself, or take it to a print shop.  In either case, the PDF files are set up ready to print on both sides of the page, giving the flashcards, games, worksheet activities and kits a professional presentation.  Printing and playing instructions for all resources are included! 


All our download files are in PDF format, ready to save, print and use. When printing, we recommend using either Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) PDF software, or ‘Nitro PRO’ software, to open & print our PDF resources.  You can also open our PDF files using Google Chrome, and print directly from there.  (Other PDF software may or may not print as reliably as these 3 options for these files.)

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