Common Denominators

Common Denominators: A Unique Instrument-Building, STEM & Music Workshop


Does your child enjoy hands-on, creative activities like model building and music making? Enroll them in Common Denominators – a unique instrument-building and music-making STEAM workshop!


Common Denominators is a highly innovative learning program that deeply integrates STEM and music. Students progress through a design and discovery process, developing key Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills through the lens and structure of music.


Students will explore acoustics and instrument-building via kits from South Bend Woodworks, then work towards a performance of their own composition. Along the way, students will learn about combined STEM/music properties such as pitch, vibration and timbre while participating in an ensemble environment promoting teamwork, social skills, and community engagement.


The program fosters creativity via an innovative, flexible curriculum with built-in evaluative tools.



  • Two Saturdays: September 14th and 21st

  • 1 to 5 p.m

  • Program is capped at 30 students

  • 3rd-5th grades

  • $150 registration fee, includes both days (8 hours), snacks                 

         and take home instrument


(574) 245-7664

333 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601

Mailing address: PO Box 11004, South Bend, IN 46634

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