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.

10 Most Popular Music Tech in Education Posts of 2016

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Christmas Songs Emoji Quiz [Free download]

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 December 19th, 2016|General, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Clever Music Videos for the Holiday Season Part 3

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 December 15th, 2016|General, Music Tech Tips|

  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 [...]

Member Spotlight – Brigitte-Louise Lessard

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Member Spotlight, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Member Spotlight – Brian Ellison

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Member Spotlight, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Presenting engaging music lessons: swag your slideshows with Sway

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 November 7th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Sampling and Composing with Found Objects – The Andrew Huang Challenge

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Lesson Plan: Composer of the Month Collages

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Member Spotlight – Neil Gracey

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Member Spotlight, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Halloween Activity: Live Film Scoring With Elementary Students

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]