Katie

About Katie

I love to simplify technology for music teachers. I help teachers from all around the world through the Midnight Music Community - an online professional development community where teachers can take online courses, ask questions and receive personalised help for the music tech goals.

Member Spotlight – Judith Bell

By | 2017-08-14T15:37:59+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Member Spotlight|

Midnight Music Community Member Spotlight This member spotlight features Judith Bell from Christchurch, New Zealand.   What do you teach and where? I am responsible for music at Chisnallwood Intermediate School (NZ year 7 and 8) in Christchurch, New Zealand. I mainly teach extra curricular music such as jazz, orchestra, rock and other ensembles as [...]

MTT 28: Teaching Music In An Exclusively Digital School with Matt Ferrante

By | 2017-08-09T10:06:40+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode My guest today is Matt Ferrante - a music tech teacher from the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy - a STEM school where the motto is "Dream. Discover. Design." They have a relatively unique digital-only arts program which means there is no band or chorus or even a stage. Listen to the episode [...]

MTT27: Best Free Music Tech Resources 2017

By | 2017-08-04T06:27:42+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General|

For the past 6 years I have put together a list of free music technology resources in an ebook titled The Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide. In this episode I share the history of the guide and share some of my favourite free music tech resources.   Listen to the episode here (or on [...]

Perfect Quotes for Your Music Bulletin Board: Part 2

By | 2017-08-02T10:45:15+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Quotes|

  Music Quotes to Inspire: on practice, performance, and hard work   If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it ~Jascha Heifetz Practice only on the days you eat! ~ Shinichi Suzuki Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't [...]

MTT26: Student-Centered Learning in Choir using Chromebooks and iPads with Karla McClain

By | 2017-08-04T06:22:05+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Karla McClain uses technology - in particular iPads and Chromebooks - with her choir students to encourage creativity and to improve music literacy skills in her student-centered classes.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned Tenuto app for iPad and [...]

MTT25 – Helping teens find identity through musical creativity with Richard McCready

By | 2017-07-19T15:26:12+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode I'm joined by Richard McCready, who runs a popular music tech course for senior students at River Hill High School. He talks about his students' composition-based projects and the online publishing process they use to share work.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and [...]

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2017

By | 2017-07-18T22:03:31+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Announcements, Music Technology Resources|

  Free Ebook: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2017 Each year I put together a list of free music tech resources - websites, software and more - that you can use in your music classroom. It all began with a workshop I ran in 2009 titled Music Technology On A Shoestring.  In 2012 I [...]

Member Spotlight – Traci Cenedese

By | 2017-07-12T10:10:25+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Member Spotlight, Music Tech Tips|

  Midnight Music Community Member Spotlight This member spotlight features Traci Cenedese from Victoria Australia.   What do you teach and where? I am a leading teacher in Performing Arts at Hampton Primary School. I teach classroom music and also manage the 15 instrumental teachers we have.   Name one favourite technology tool or resource [...]

MTT24: Composing Movie Soundtracks – Your Questions Answered

By | 2017-07-11T14:27:01+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Composing movie soundtracks - or film scoring - has always been a hugely popular topic with students and teachers alike, but there are always questions around where to find movies, what to do if there is a soundtrack already, which software to use and how to approach the topic with students. I answer those [...]

MTT23: Coding in the Music Classroom with Josh Emanuel

By | 2017-07-05T13:54:12+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Middle school teacher Josh Emanuel from New York has been running engaging music and coding classes using Scratch software and the MaKey MaKey invention kit. Josh shares his lessons, student responses and some tips.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links mentioned [...]