The Virtual Museum of Music Inventions Presents:

Trinity School

Columbus, Ohio



Ian, 5th grade Trinity School, Columbus, Ohio

My instrument is called the Cocamaphone. It is a percussion instrument because you hit it with the mallet. I made this instrument out of a shoebox, coca cola bottles, magazines, piano books, wrapping paper and newspaper.

I first wrapped the bottom of the box with wrapping paper. Then I wrapped the top of the box with music sheets. I cut a long strip of cardboard out of the top, and then placed my bottles inside the shoebox. The bottles are carefully surrounded by newspaper so they won't break easily.

Afterwards, I placed individual letters on the box and glued them on. On my shoebox there are special decorations such as; music notes, a disco ball, and other aspects of music.