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Workshop: Build Your Own Electronic Piano

November 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registrations are closed.

About the workshop

Have you ever wondered how electronic pianos and synthesizers work? In this beginner-friendly workshop, each participant will build a tiny, working five-note electronic piano from scratch.

The workshop will include an introduction to the theory of sound and how electronics can be used to produce musical notes. Participants will learn the skills necessary to create and control basic electronic circuits to produce sound, as well as understand how to use an Arduino microcontroller with pushbuttons, potentiometers, resistors, and a speaker to design their electronic piano’s interface. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have built his or her own electronic piano.


No previous experience with electronic music or electronics is required. All needed parts and equipment are included in the price of the workshop and will be provided to participants. This workshop will move at a pace appropriate for adult learners, but children with a strong interest in electronic music or electronics may attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

About the instructor

Tom is a Senior Instructional Technologist for Otterbein University, located in Westerville, OH. In his role at the University, he designs and supports digital media installations, especially for classrooms. He also produces digital and web-based media for the University and provides technical training to staff and faculty members.