Music Tech Tips

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. [...]

MTT17: 7 Easy Ways To Survive Technology In Your Music Classroom

By | 2017-05-16T10:29:20+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

In this episode: My top tips for success when using technology in music education. In today's episode I have 7 tips for staying sane and surviving technology in the music classroom.  In addition to the tips I’m going to give you an action step for each one - something you can try straight away.   [...]

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

By | 2017-05-01T17:00:28+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 - - 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 [...]

MTT14: How technology has revolutionised the way I arrange music

By | 2017-05-01T11:16:41+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

How technology has revolutionised the way I arrange music Since the time I began arranging (in my teens!), the advancements in technology have greatly influenced the speed at which I can arrange music. Back then, you couldn't Google song lyrics, you had to buy an entire album for a single song and notating was done by [...]

MTT13: Best notation apps and software for music educators

By | 2017-05-01T11:23:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

Best notation apps and software for music educators Notation apps for desktop computer, iPads and other tablet devices - what's currently available? Which ones are the best? What should I use if my students have Chromebooks? Or iPads? In this episode I'll talk about the available notation options for music teachers.   Resources [...]

Most popular graduation songs [2017 edition]

By | 2017-04-17T12:48:50+00:00 March 30th, 2017|General, Music Tech Tips|

  It’s that time of year! “Does anyone have a great graduation song suggestions??” Towards the end of March (USA/Europe) and beginning of November (Australia/New Zealand) I start to see teachers ask for graduation song suggestions on Facebook and other social media channels.  Although new fresh ones appear each year, some songs are perennial favourites. [...]

Case study: Video Game Compositions with Grade 8

By | 2017-03-16T21:41:18+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Video Game Battle Music Composition 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. Today’s guest post is by Mrs Janice Cook who - for the past 12 months - has [...]

Music In Our Schools Month – 9 Music Tech Activities for Music Advocacy

By | 2017-03-09T06:29:24+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Music tech activities for music advocacy March is Music In Our Schools Month in the USA and I wanted to share a few ideas for activities that incorporate technology that you could use to shine a spotlight on what you do.  Some are quick and some are more involved and even if you’re not in [...]