We have created study guides and teacher resources that offer ideas and tips for use in the classroom.

We have also curated a series of guides specific to certain pieces, available here.

Click on the images below to download each of the general teaching guides:

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Introducing SoundMakers!

Over the last 30 years, Soundstreams has commissioned a large body of works from Canadian and international composers. Soundmakers allows you to explore these original compositions in their entirety and to create your own pieces using samples taken from each work. Once your pieces are complete, we hope that you will upload and share them with the SoundMakers community.


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Listening Tips

Introduce your students to a world of new music! Try adding SoundMakers music into your daily activities, engage kinaesthetically with the work, or create a special music-focused listening experience. Let the streaming music flow: SoundMakers.ca has music for all moods available at your fingertips. All you need is an internet connection and some speakers. Enjoy!

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Talk About Music

Once you share a piece of music with your class, you may want to discuss it together. If you are not a music specialist, this may seem like a challenge. This guide should help!


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Become a SoundMaker

SoundMakers.ca has the tools you need to become a SoundMaker yourself. For experienced sound artists, SoundMakers provides access to many new sounds for you to creatively use. For those starting out, it makes it easy to create and share your work with others. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • Listen to the music created by users from the SoundMakers community using samples from the Soundstreams commissions recording catalogue.