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.

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 […]

Halloween Activity: Live Film Scoring With Elementary Students

By |October 10th, 2016|

Group composition: film scoring
Recently one of the members of the Midnight Music Community (MMC) – teacher Brigitte Louise Lessard from Québec, Canada – shared a halloween music technology lesson she has had much success with in her elementary classes.  It’s a film scoring activity, but rather than have the students compose a score and […]

Member Spotlight – Janice Cook

By |October 5th, 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.

The first Spotlight article features one of my most enthusiastic action-taking members Janice Cook from Vernon Center Middle School, Vernon, CT in the USA.

Janice has discovered that incorporating […]

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand for iPad

By |October 4th, 2016|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that?
Let’s say you or your students have created an audio file in another app or software program – maybe on a laptop even – and now you want to import that audio file into GarageBand because you’d like to use the Smart Drums to add a backing.
Or perhaps […]