Music Tech Tips

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 […]

Get Started Fast With Sibelius for Educators Part 5

By |August 8th, 2016|

Sibelius tutorials for educators (continued)
This is the fifth part in a series of posts that feature Sibelius tutorial videos that I created especially for educators.  You can links to the other parts at the bottom of this post.
Part 5: The Digital Notation Scrapbook
The fifth episode covers the Sibelius Ideas feature in which there are over […]

9 Musically Creative Youtube Channels To Inspire Your Students

By |August 5th, 2016|

So many videos, so little time
I have a few go-to Youtube channels that I visit when I’m seeking a little inspiration and a few days ago I wondered whether other music teachers had their own favourites too.  So I asked Facebook-land.  It turns out many of us love the same ones!

There were too many to […]

Get Started Fast With Sibelius for Educators Part 4

By |August 1st, 2016|

Sibelius tutorials for educators (continued)
This is the fourth part in a series of posts that feature Sibelius tutorial videos that I created especially for educators.  You can links to the other parts at the bottom of this post.
Part 4: All About Graphics
In this fourth episode, we focus on how to create musical graphics from your […]