Welcome to another episode in our Back to Basics month. Today I’ll be talking about the two software applications that I think every music teacher should know how to use. The ones I’m referring to are music apps and they are both SO useful in many, many ways: for you to use as a teacher, but also for you to use with your students. Which ones are they? All will be revealed in the episode!
Links and resources mentioned:
Back To Basics podcast episodes and blog posts
- MTT87: What’s the Difference Between Audio and MIDI Files? Everything You Need to Know
- Free Lesson Plan – Meter Mapping in Isle of Tune
- How to use Google Classroom to Submit Recorded Singing and Playing Assignments
- Lights! Camera! Action! 4 Flipgrid Lessons For the Elementary Music Room
- MTT88: Best Microphone Options for Music Teachers
Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) options
Useful DAW articles and podcast episodes
- Which Microphones Should I Buy For My Music Classroom?
- How To Record Students In A Noisy Classroom
- MTT42 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 1
- MTT43 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 2
- Get real – making better sounding MIDI backing tracks
- MTT73: Create Music on Any Device for Free with Bandlab
- How to programme your own drum patterns – a beginner’s guide for students (part 1)
Notation software (a few options)
- MTT13: Best notation apps and software for music educators
- Get Started Fast with Sibelius
- MuseScore 2.0 in Minutes
- Dorico tutorials
- Finale Beginning Notation – Introduction to Finale
- Flat for Education tutorials
- Getting Started with Noteflight
- Making a Music Theory Worksheet
Looking for More Resources for Music Teachers?
Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe – an Australian music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers through my business Midnight Music.
I’m a qualified teacher but no, I don’t currently teach in a school. I help teachers through my online professional development space – the Midnight Music Community – where there are tutorial videos, courses, links and downloadable resources.
I like to focus on easy ways to incorporate technology into what you are already doing in your music curriculum through a range of creative projects. I also run live workshops and have presented at countless conferences and other music education events.
If you want simple, effective ideas for using technology in music education, I would LOVE to help you inside the Midnight Music Community.