Our current theme on the blog and podcast is accessibility and today I have a guest on – a music educator named Alex Rees from the UK – to talk about what he has been doing with special needs students.
Alex is a freelance music and sound technologist, a music producer and education consultant from Wales who manages creative learning projects both in and out of schools. He works with a range of young people with different backgrounds and abilities, using technology to create adaptable music projects.
Links and resources
- Free live monthly training. Register here.
- Native Instruments Maschine
- Native Instruments Maschine app (iOS)
- Abelton Live
- Abelton Push Controller
- Samplebot app for iPad
- Visible Music on Soundcloud
- MTT85: Free Sound Effects For Your Music Tech Projects
- 5 iPad Apps for Music-Making in the Special Needs Classroom
Connect with Alex
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.