Intro to Electronic Music

Afterschool Program in Bethel, VT for Students Grades 5-8

About the Program

Electronic music is a big part of today’s popular culture. From being used in video games to popular films and TV shows, this diverse and exciting genre has spread far beyond the dance floor. The Intro to Electronic Music afterschool program is designed for students grades 5-8 who want to learn the fundamentals of electronic music production. Students in the program will use hardware synthesis to compose original tracks, culminating in a student album that they can share with friends, family and classmates. If your young musician is interested in making electronic music or developing their skills, this program will not only provide them with a solid foundation; but additionally, an opportunity to collaborate with peers.

Registration open until October 7th

For students grades 5-8*

Located at Sprouts Education (Bethel, VT)§

Weekdays, 3pm to 6pm

* Students older or younger than 5-8th grade may also attend with prior approval from the director. Please contact us for more information.

§ Sprouts Education is located on the Randolph and Bethel bus route.

Giovanni Tabor

Music Educator

About the Teacher

Giovanni Tabor is a video game composer and music composition teacher from Randolph, Vermont. While working toward a Bachelor of Science in Music Education at the University of Vermont, Giovanni had the wonderful opportunity to study the philosophy of teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development under Dr. Patricia Riley, a co-creator of the National Core Arts Standards. Giovanni’s studies at UVM have given him a foundation of pedagogical techniques, and a lifelong commitment to education. Later, Giovanni went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. As a professional, Giovanni has had the opportunity to compose original music for hundreds of projects in media, advertising, and video games.

There’s never a right or wrong way to write music. Giovanni is passionate about facilitating the learning process, and helping students achieve their musical / career goals by providing a selection of tools and techniques to use whenever they need them.

Designed for Grades 5-8

This afterschool program is designed for students grades 5-8 who want to learn the fundamentals of electronic music and composition. Younger and older students may also attend with prior approval from the director.

No prior experience is required, but students should be highly motivated and interested in learning about music. This program is designed for those who are completely new to the world of electronic music production, as well as for those who have some experience but want to take it to the next level!

Daily Schedule

Students are not required to attend every weekday. As students’ arrival time may vary, the first half hour (3:00 – 3:30pm) will be used as a free period. We will have a short lecture from 3:30 – 4:00pm, followed by a workshop from 4:00 – 5:00pm where students will have the opportunity to work on their compositions with peers. During the last hour of the program, students may choose to work on homework or continue working on their musical compositions. Students may be picked up anytime throughout the program.

Music Theory and Composition

Students will learn how to compose electronic music through studying the fundamentals of voice leading, harmony, and form. Theory provides students the tools to compose more efficiently, which means less time spent trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B in their compositions and more time spent focusing on creating something truly unique and engaging for listeners.

Fun with Synthesizers

Synthesizers are musical instruments that create sound electronically. They can mimic acoustic sounds like a piano and guitar, or they can create entirely new sounds altogether. Audio equipment can get expensive, especially for young musicians. This program provides access to essential tools for music making, so you don’t have to collect them all yourself.

Opportunities for Collaboration

The ability to collaborate with other musicians is one of the main reasons why students should consider participating in the program. This type of collaboration is crucial for students who want to work in music production, as they will often be working in teams when creating music. The program offers a variety of opportunities for students to collaborate with each other, including group projects and music jams. These types of activities can help students develop their communication skills and learn how to collaborate as a team.


The tuition for the academic year of 2022-2023 will be $100 per week.

How to Register

Registration for the program will be open until October 7th. We only have a limited number of slots available, so it is important to register early. Please use the form below to sign up, and we will reach out shortly with the next steps. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the program, please contact us for more information.