Katie

About Katie

I love to simplify technology for music teachers. I help teachers from all around the world through the Midnight Music Community - an online professional development community where teachers can take online courses, ask questions and receive personalised help for the music tech goals.

MTT00: Introducing the Music Tech Teacher Podcast

By |January 11th, 2017|

The Music Tech Teacher Podcast – launching soon!
 

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been working on a new project lately – a new podcast, especially for music teachers who’s like to learn more about using technology in music education.

Podcasts are one of my favourite ways to consume information and I’ve been listening to them for around […]

10 Most Popular Music Tech in Education Posts of 2016

By |January 4th, 2017|

Happy holiday season!
As the year comes to a close, I’ve been reviewing what went on here at Midnight Music in 2016. It was an exciting year for me and I’ve celebrated a few milestones along the way.  Some of my favourites:

Launching the Midnight Music Community – my online professional learning community for all things […]

Christmas Songs Emoji Quiz [Free download]

By |December 19th, 2016|

The Christmas Song Emoji Quiz!
Last night I noticed that one of the posts in the Music Teachers Facebook group was getting a lot of attention.  Teacher Krista Reeder invited everyone to take part in a game of “guess the Christmas song” by using only emojis to depict the title.  A couple of hundred comments later, […]

Clever Music Videos for the Holiday Season Part 3

By |December 15th, 2016|

 
Holiday season music videos
As the year draws to a close, I thought I’d share a few favourite clever/funny music videos that you might find useful to show your students.

This is the third time I’ve shared holiday season videos.  You can find the previous two collections here:

Clever Music Videos Holiday Season Part 1
Clever Music Videos […]

Member Spotlight – Brigitte-Louise Lessard

By |December 1st, 2016|

Midnight Music Community Member Spotlight
This member spotlight features Brigitte-Louise Lessard from Québec, Canada.
What do you teach and where?
Music in elementary School (1st to 6th grade) in Québec, Canada (in French)
Name one favourite technology tool or resource that you’ve used in your music teaching
I’ve been using Acid Xpress for years, but I’m now turning to […]

Member Spotlight – Brian Ellison

By |November 24th, 2016|

Midnight Music Community Member Spotlight
This member spotlight features Brian Ellison from Painted Post, NY.
What do you teach and where?
I teach 6th and 7th grade Music Technology and Electronic Music at Corning-Painted Post Middle School in Painted Post, NY.
Name one favourite technology tool or resource that you’ve used in your music teaching
Out of all of […]

Presenting engaging music lessons: swag your slideshows with Sway

By |November 7th, 2016|

Swag your slideshows with Sway
This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here.

The author of today’s article is Jacob Garcia.  In his role as the Education Manager for the Louisiana […]

Sampling and Composing with Found Objects – The Andrew Huang Challenge

By |October 25th, 2016|

Found sound compositions in the style of Andrew Huang
This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here.

Welcome to another blog post written by a guest author.  The author  of today’s […]

Lesson Plan: Composer of the Month Collages

By |October 24th, 2016|

Composer Of The Month Pic Collages
This article has been written by a guest poster.  If you’re interested in contributing an article, you can apply here.

Welcome to the first blog post written by a guest author! The author is Justin Kamp – a K-3 and 6th grade General Music teacher in Milton, Wisconsin.  Justin is […]

Member Spotlight – Neil Gracey

By |October 19th, 2016|

Midnight Music Community Member Spotlight
The Midnight Music Community “member spotlights” let you take a sneak peek into the music tech journey (so far!) of one of our members.

This second Spotlight article features Neil Gracey from Westbourne Grammar, Victoria Australia.  Neil’s school is in Melbourne where I live and I’ve enjoyed working with Neil and the other […]