The Skoog is an exciting new musical instrument with accessibility at its heart. An instrument designed explicitly for special education to empower those unable to play traditional instruments. The Skoog is a soft, squeezable object that simply plugs straight into your computer or laptop’s USB port. Simply touching, pressing, squashing, twisting or tapping the Skoog allows you to play a wide range of instruments, intuitively. Learn more about it here
You can see Koby Major, age 5, having a brilliant time playing with the Skoog. Inventor and entrepreneur, Benjaman Schogler, came along to demonstrate how it could be used. He worked with all three classes and everyone had a go. Even the very lightest touch can generate a sound. Some pupils hit the Skoog, some squeezed, some rolled it, Jonathon leaned on it with his shoulder and played the flute. Using a WOWee one gel speaker, sound vibrations gave another dimension to the musical experience.
Joy, a student in musicology from Greece and on work placement with Benjaman, is going to work with groups of pupils over the next few weeks. Mark my words, there’s going to be a lot of fun and a lot of music happening down at the Hub!