In this episode:

Barbara Freedman has been teaching electronic music, composition and audio engineering at Greenwich High School since 2001.  She is a leading voice in the music technology in education field and runs professional development courses and has presented at many conferences throughout the world.

In 2013 her book – Teaching Music Through Composition – A Curriculum Using Technology was published by Oxford University Press and it has become a go-to music tech handbook for teachers around the world.

She is a top percussionist, appreciates good coffee and she is a huge fan of Australian Rules Football.

Barbara Freedman’s motto is “Teach music. The technology will follow”.  She has been teaching electronic music, composition and audio engineering at Greenwich High School since 2001 and during this episode we talk about her approach to teaching students music through composition using technology.

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Episode sponsor:

A big thank you to this episode’s sponsor SmartMusic – the learning platform that allows teachers to connect with students as they practice. The new SmartMusic is in the cloud so it works with the devices your students have today.  Best of all you can use it for free.

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