Invent Music is a workshop to design your own musical instruments, invent musical sheet, and finally make a song regardless of knowledge, skills in existing music.
Anyone can make sound. But when it comes to music, we tend to think we should buy a musical instrument, learn how to play it, how to read music sheet, how to make music, and play it obeying music theory.
Is it really true? Music classes and music schools tend to focus on "great" musicians in the past, however, Invent Music focuses on you who is here right now. In other words, it means that you can "play music" as long as the sound you make meets your "requirement of music".
To achieve that, Invent Music helps you create your own musical instruments, music sheets, music theory, and play or create music based on them. It is you who decide how you make sound with what kind of musical instrument, how you transcribe music, and what kind of sound you use. Anything such as "right", "wrong", "good", "bad", "professional", "amateur", or “the mainstream” music theory don't exist here.
Invent Music thinks "you already have" and try to help you express what you have. Existing music could be something that is holding music inside you. Invent Music is a way to get rid of that and meet true music that you originally have.
There is no upcoming workshop / lecture. Feel free to send me your request.
What You Do
Forget All, Have a Think Again
Think What is "music"?
Think What is to "perform"?
Think What are "musical instruments"?
Think What are "songs"?
Think What do you need for "song" at a minimum?
Work Make a "sound" / Make a sound "musically"
Think Do you think this is "sound" or "music"?
Think Your tool to cross the border between "sound" and "music"
Design & Make Your Own "Musical Instrument"
Learn how to make sounds from the physical perspective
Work Design & Make Your Own "musical instrument" — cut & paste, put them together, whatever you want
Work Name the "musical instrument"
Work Make some sounds
Make a "Song"
Work Discuss and invent your own "music sheet"
Work Make a "song" together with your own "score" and "musical instrument"
Work Concert with your own musical instrument
Who it is For
Anyone above 4 years old who are interested in music. For example,
those who haven't started learning music even though they are interested in
those who considering music education for your child(ren)
those who gave up learning how to play musical instruments before
It's for anyone who wants to be actively involved in music whether you are a “musician” or not. You don’t need any skills or experience in existing music at all. Don’t worry, you can make sound that you feel music with zero knowledge.
Very interesting. I always thought I can't play music even though I've always wanted to.
— 12 Dec 2014 Wellington, New Zealand
— 2014/12/12 ウェリントン（ニュージーランド）
Various according to a project
Credit card: 4.6% of the item price
PayPal (credit card): 8.7% of the item price
PayPal (bank transfer): 7.4% of the item price
Credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
Credit card / cash
When to pay
The time of workshop
When to get delivered
The time of workshop
Return / refund
If notified before 24 hours prior to the appointment: refundable
After 24 hours prior to the appointment: not refundable
Upfront: Various according to a project
After the workshop has started: not refundable
I Can Organise It For You
I accept offers from anywhere in the world as far as I can handle my schedule and fee. It's also possible to alter the contents for special occasions such as educational or therapy programs. Check out the following requirement and feel free to ask me.
English / Japanese
(no interpreter needed)
2 hours (Can be shortened or split)
4 people - No upper limit
4 years old and over
Screen (or white wall, white board etc.)
Sockets (consuming approx. 400W)
AC (mid summer or winter, depending on climate)
* These don't always have to be separated.
Rough standard (EUR): €90,-* or higher
Rough standard (JPY): ¥9,000* or higher
* With participants below 10 and a staff, on "pay what you want" basis above the fee. Could be higher depending on venue fees and travel expenses to the venue.
Credit / Debit Card
The following credit or debit cards are accepted:
From Europe iDEAL, Sofort or IBAN
From Japan Transfer to Japanese bank account
Anyone can organise, modify this lecture/workshop as long as you specify that the deviser is Kazune Koyama. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information. This workshop is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.