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.

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 [...]

Best Music Technology Books for Teachers

By | 2017-06-28T16:40:20+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Music Technology in Education Books Note: This is an updated version of an earlier post: 15 Of The Best Music Technology in Education Books.  I've kept the original list of 15, but added some more recently-published editions.  I love buying books - both digital and paper - especially when they are relevant and useful. Here [...]

MTT22: Project Based Learning and Using Video In Teaching with George Hess

By | 2017-06-27T08:14:47+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

George Hess has been teaching music tech to tertiary students for more than 25 years in the USA and also in Singapore. We talk about his experience with project based learning and using video to enhance student learning.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links [...]

MTT21: Speed up student learning and assessment with Smartmusic

By | 2017-06-24T07:20:55+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|General, Podcast|

  I chat to Fred Flowerday of MakeMusic and we take a behind-the-scenes look at the new SmartMusic - the widely-used online repertoire and practice tool that speeds up student learning and assessment.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links mentioned   SmartMusic - you [...]

What In The World?? Unusual Musical Instruments [Free Music Lesson Plan]

By | 2017-06-19T13:09:12+00:00 June 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

A listening and observation lesson - using Youtube videos There are some truly amazing videos of crazy, weird, unusual and wacky instruments on Youtube that are perfect for showing students in class. This lesson is adaptable - there are a set of questions for students to answer (individually or as a group) and you can [...]

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

By | 2017-06-14T22:37:38+00:00 June 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the "aha moments" she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.   Listen to the [...]

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