So, here it is, my middle school students exploring and experimenting with the lab.
I was also reminded of Ted-Ed Lessons and the many interactive and informative lessons there. Here are a few that go right along with the music lab:
Rhythm in a box: the story of the cajon drum - Paul Jennings:
Next, I plan to have my students connect the music lab with what they have been doing with coding. The random colors that appear in the Chrome Music Lab? That reminds me of the "random color" feature in Scratch with the "pen down" block that allows the students to draw. Adding notes and music to the mix will allow them to create their own music in a music "studio" in Scratch. So excited about the possibilities and applications! This is real STEAM in action!