Full STEAM Ahead is full of lessons to turn your music room into a place where imagination and creativity are not just encouraged, but essential. The lessons are divided into three sections: The Music Room as a Makerspace – Let your students’ imaginations go wild as they build shakers and shadow puppets, tell stories with apps and green screens, and learn all the elements that go into a Broadway musical. Coding the Music Room – With a few tech tools, your students will compose melodies and variations, explore modes, add sound effects to stories, and find solutions to help others solve issues that arise in the music room. Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) – Introduce your musicians to modern composition tools they can use to explore form, design sound, compose their own music, and unlock the mysteries of the synthesizer. No matter the lesson, your students will demonstrate their understanding of the concepts you already teach— rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, and form—using the tools, concepts, and standards of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The key to this book’s effectiveness is that it trains you as a STEAM teacher today while detailing well-structured lessons for your students to help them become the empathetic creators of tomorrow. General music teachers— and STEAM and Makerspace pros—Abigail Blair and Kathryn Finch have truly given you all the tools you need to take your music lessons to the next level.