Build a sound school

co-creating original songs

Work with The Human Sound Project to empower your school groups to come together and collaboratively create new songs about their: stories /  lessons / end of year celebrations / national and special days / programs / celebrations ...

“ … sharing stories and co-creating song, movement and dance will enhance the wellbeing of your students through literacy, the performing arts and digital media …” John Hibbard Snr (Music Aviva)

For every student regardless of experience or confidence. The music is created from body percussion and voices, accessable to all, with instruments optional.

It is ideal for any mix of cultures and first and other languages and adaptable to any year group or mix of year groups. The program can be adapted for 10 to 300 or more students and a range of spaces.

The program can be designed to suit your student’s needs. A successful collaboration can be achieved in two or three hours, or can be extended over a number of days or weeks if desired.

We can also facilitate a student-created documentary and music video, using a mix of available technologies and BYODs of the finished result!


Co-create songs for:

  • End of year celebrations
  • National and special days
  • Religious holidays
  • Special programs
  • Anti-Bullying programs
  • Celebrations

How it works...

An uplifting and energising facilitated process whereby a group of students with their own unique stories and sounds become unified by weaving these expressions into something larger then the sum of their parts - a new song.


Your stories

Share your individual stories around the chosen topic


Your words

Distill your stories into memorable lyrics that capture the group narrative


Your sounds

Give voice to your lyrics through a guided songmaking process


Your song

Enjoy and reflect on your song delivered as digital track & music video

Benefits of using Human Sound in your group

Group cohesion

Writing a song together is a powerful way to enhance collaboration, communication and connection within your group. Foster recognition and reconciliation in a spirit of celebration.


Passionately engage your school groups by co-writing music about desired themes, values or ideas eg: multiculturalism, religious holiday, celebration, special day, school etc

Syllabus Links

Our programs Address the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Cross-curriculum priorities. Click here to find out more


Skill building

Build key skills in innovation, creativity, leadership, emotional intelligence, group consensus, problem solving, time management, collaboration


Making music together has proven health benefits: reduces stress, brings en-joy-ment, builds mindfulness and creativity! Click here for the science

External Communication

Share the finished performance or digitally recorded song and music video with your wider community (onstage, through social media or otherwise) to build connection, understanding, trust...

Human Sound Case Studies

'Like Standing Before An Audience' - Two cultural groups come together from Cronulla High and Granville High School to make music - Sydney, Australia

'Family, Culture, Unconditional Love' - Indigenous young people from Brisbane Water High reclaim their traditional values through music - Sydney Australia

'Build it up, feel the rhythm and hand it off' - A group of indigenous and non-indigenous students from Brisband Water High explore through music the different cultures that bring them together - Sydney, Australia

'Make A Better Life' – A group of Palestinian young people from the Promise School come together and express what it is like to live as Arabs in East Jerusalem in a time of conflict - East Jerusalem

'Just Want To Live In Peace' - a group of Israeli young people from Har’el School come together and express what it is like to live in Jerusalem as Jews in a time of conflict – Jerusalem, Israel

'Year 11 Song' - It's the first day back of the year and Emanuel School Year 11s needed a way to reunify - what better way than by sharing stories about the adventures of their holidays, co-writing lyrics about their upcoming year and singing it all together - Sydney Australia

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