How-To and Tips

Music software tutorials, advice and tips for music teachers

What In The World?? Unusual Musical Instruments [Free Music Lesson Plan]

By | 2017-06-19T13:09:12+00:00 June 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

A listening and observation lesson - using Youtube videos There are some truly amazing videos of crazy, weird, unusual and wacky instruments on Youtube that are perfect for showing students in class. This lesson is adaptable - there are a set of questions for students to answer (individually or as a group) and you can [...]

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

By | 2017-06-14T22:37:38+00:00 June 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the "aha moments" she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.   Listen to the [...]

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5 Ways to Use PowerPoint to Make Your Singing Rehearsals More Effective

By | 2017-06-07T18:14:02+00:00 June 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Guest author: Elisa Jones 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 Elisa [...]

MTT18: Collaboration, Assessment and Digital Portfolios in Elementary Music – with Amy Burns

By | 2017-05-23T13:07:49+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Today I welcome elementary music teacher Amy Burns to the Music Tech Teacher podcast.  Amy teaches at Far Hills Country Day School in New Jersey and is a popular music educator who presents regularly at conferences.  In this episode Amy talks about her current favourite tech tools for student collaboration, assessment and digital portfolios. [...]

MTT15: Tips from a tech-savvy piano teacher with Tim Topham

By | 2017-06-17T05:01:33+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

In this episode: I'm super-excited to welcome my first guest to the Music Tech Teacher podcast: Tim Topham, a Melbourne based creative piano teacher, blogger and podcaster who uses technology on a daily basis.  Tim has his own website - timtopham.com - and also heads up the Inner Circle - an exclusive membership community designed [...]

All About Remix Stems

By | 2017-04-24T12:51:48+00:00 April 28th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

What are stems? "Stems" are all the individual isolated tracks from a recording - the drum part by itself, the bass part, the vocals, the keyboard and so on. Stems are highly coveted by DJs and remix artists because when you have the individual tracks from a song you have much more creative flexibility when [...]

Music Teacher Interview Questions and Tips (including: how to answer the tech questions!)

By | 2017-04-21T11:24:41+00:00 April 21st, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Music teacher interview questions and tips (plus - how to answer the music technology-related questions!)   Applying for a music teacher job? Wondering how you should prepare?  Nervous about the possible technology-related questions? When applying for a music teacher job it’s likely that there will be a question or two related to technology.  Some job [...]

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

By | 2017-05-01T11:29:55+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 | 2017-07-07T09:52:16+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 | 2017-07-07T09:46:56+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 [...]