How-To and Tips

Music software tutorials, advice and tips for music teachers

MTT09: Recording school kids – why, how, where and what to use

By | 2017-03-16T14:06:14+00:00 March 16th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Podcast|

Recording school kids - why, how, where and what to use With the changes to technology in recent years, recording has become incredibly accessible and there are many great ways you can use it in music education. I talk about the "why, how, where and what to use" of recording in the classroom: the types [...]

MTT08: Productivity Tips For Music Teachers Part B

By | 2017-03-16T10:35:30+00:00 March 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Podcast|

Productivity tips for music teachers - part B This is part B of a two-part series on productivity for music teachers. In this second part, we'll look at how to safely back up all of your data, how to overcome website loading issues, how to retrieve a webpage that's disappeared, how to effectively save links [...]

MTT07: Productivity Tips For Music Teachers Part A

By | 2017-03-16T10:35:26+00:00 March 1st, 2017|How-To and Tips, Podcast|

Productivity tips for music teachers - part A Technology is a big part of my everyday life and has helped me improve my productivity in many ways. Over the next two episodes I'll discuss some of the tech tools that I use on a daily basis to make me more efficient and organised (well, most [...]

MTT05: How to scan sheet music

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 February 7th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Podcast|

How to scan sheet music Scanning music can turn your paper music library into a portable digital library that's with you at all times. It can also help you get notes into a notation software program like Sibelius, Finale, Noteflight or MuseScore super-fast. But what exactly is the process? I'll share the step-by-step process, my [...]

Clone Yourself – The Flipped Classroom in Elementary Music Education

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

Clone yourself! 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 article is Mallory Martin - a [...]

Get real – making better sounding MIDI backing tracks

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

Making better sounding MIDI tracks 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 Glyn Lehmann - a professional musician (French Horn and keyboard) who [...]

Bringing Recorder Instruction To Life With Technology

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 November 21st, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

How I use technology to impact recorder class 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 Joshua Manfroni - a general music teacher at [...]

Recording Rock Band Rehearsals – 3 Simple Options For Music Teachers

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 November 15th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Increase the effectiveness of your rehearsals 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 article is [...]

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 [...]

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand for iPad

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 4th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

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. [...]