Re: audio software for elementary students

Subject: Re: audio software for elementary students
From: Lisa Whistlecroft (
Date: Sun Mar 27 2005 - 16:54:13 EST

Hi Mike,

Talk to Becca Laurence (email at the Sonic
Arts Network (UK). She's project manager for Sonic Postcards
( The project is
working with children aged 9 - 14 and I'm sure they use free software.

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Good luck,


>Hi all,
>I am wondering if anyone could recommend any freeware or shareware
>audio/music software, that might be appropriate for students of the
>elementary or middle school age level. It should be in context of
>exploring music and technology.
>The constraints are that it has to be free, and it should be for PC.
>And what is meant by "appropriate" for elementary school students,
>is that it should be very simple to use, reliable, and for the most
>part graphically based software. It could be anything from an
>abstract sound exploration type program, to a reliable freeware
>audio editor, to a simple sequencer/recording software, to simple
>notation titles or soft synths.
>Any suggestions would be helpful, either in terms of software or
>anything else related to this activity.
>Mike Konkin

Lisa Whistlecroft, Music Dept,    
Lancaster University, UK.                   Tel: +44 (0) 1524 593776

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