Teaching music with virtual world Quaver
QuaverMusic is a music themed world that teaches kids about music theory, musical instruments and music styles. Using special online tools called QComposer, QStrum, QBackbeat, QLoops, and QSynth, music can be created from a range of virtual instruments. Users can also engage in contests, design their own avatar and music room, and be rewarded with medals and trophies for participating in activities. The world offers additional features for the virtual currency – QuaverNotes.
This virtual world has been developed by both educationalists and music teachers, with programs for elementary schools, homeschoolers, general teachers and parents. There are a range of resources and teachers guides available including activities for Interactive Whiteboards.