The 2017/2018 musical journey began for many students by “meeting” one of the greatest classical composers, Ludwig van Beethoven who believed “that music can change the world”. Students were equally touched and amazed by the struggles Mr. Beethoven had to face which he learned to overcome in his life. This composer study was followed with a unit of musical theory and concluded with the opportunity to explore musical concepts through the use of a variety of instruments such as Boomwhackers, recorders, xylophones, glockenspiels, and/or percussion instruments