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.

MTT117: MusicEDU Programs for Middle and High School Students with Kate Hargreaves

By |2020-09-16T02:13:58+10:00September 16th, 2020|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Kate Hargreaves runs MusicEDU - an Australian education tech business that focuses on creating e-learning curriculum for students in years 6 - 10 both in and out of the music classroom. Kate and I discuss the four programs she has on offer: Keyboard Evolution, Studio Sessions, Trackformers and Game Composer.  We also talk

6 Tips for Finding the Answer To Any Music Tech Question

By |2020-09-12T05:01:39+10:00September 12th, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

I need music tech help!  As you can imagine, I receive A LOT of music tech questions.  Every day.  Hundreds of them in fact. In the early days of running my business I answered every single one. Unfortunately, there came a time when I simply couldn’t keep up and I needed to spend my time

MTT116: Teaching Remotely The Second Time Around With Aileen Miracle

By |2020-09-09T06:48:17+10:00September 9th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

This episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast features Aileen Miracle of Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room.  Aileen talks about teaching elementary music remotely - what worked and what didn’t work the first time around and what her plans are for the 2020-2021 school year.  She also shares some of her favourite tech tools

Complete Guide to Zoom Audio Settings for Music Teachers

By |2020-09-05T05:15:57+10:00September 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

Intro When using Zoom to run music classes, there are a few settings you can adjust to enhance the experience for you and your students.   Here is a summary of the settings you should consider. First check for updates Check that Zoom is updated to the latest version: Click on your profile pictureSelect Check for

MTT115: Music Preparation with Philip Rothman

By |2020-09-02T04:23:34+10:00September 2nd, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I speak with Philip Rothman from NYC Music Services - a music preparation business based in - you guessed it - New York. Philip and I discuss his use of notation software and the ever-changing technology landscape. Links and resources Scoring Notes website Scoring Notes

Is this virtual choir app you’ve been waiting for?

By |2020-08-30T11:35:28+10:00August 30th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Ah...the virtual choir video! One of the most frequently asked questions by music teachers over the past few months has been: “How do I create a virtual choir or ensemble video?”  Or “Which app do I use to make a virtual choir video?” When the pandemic shut down schools around the world in March 2020,

MTT114: Adapting The Band And Orchestra Program To A Blended Learning Modelling with Thomas West

By |2020-08-26T06:43:06+10:00August 26th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

I’m very pleased to talk to Thomas J. West on the podcast today. Tom is the blended learning coordinator, instrumental music teacher and a teacher of jazz studies at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School's Center for Performing and Fine Arts and he has been teaching music online since 2008 (yes, well before COVID-19 hit).

MTT113: Tips for Returning To School In A Changing Environment with Shawna Longo

By |2020-08-19T05:35:51+10:00August 19th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Shawna Longo is a General Music Technology teacher and Arts Integration Specialist at Durban Avenue School, in Hopatcong, New Jersey. She has been preparing to go back to school where she will now be teaching her elementary students from a cart. Shawna shares her tips for getting ready to teach in an ever-changing

10 Canva Resources for Teachers – Roundup Post

By |2020-08-15T05:30:40+10:00August 15th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

If you’re looking for more ways to use Canva, we’ve collected all of our Canva blog posts and podcast episodes in one place for your easy reference. Whether you are an experienced user, or just starting out, you’re sure to find some helpful tips in these posts. Enjoy! Canva Blog Posts: How to Use Canva

MTT112: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 4: Digital Jigsaws

By |2020-08-05T06:45:55+10:00August 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

We’re going to wind up our series on DIY music puzzles and games today with the final episode in the series. This one is all about creating your own digital jigsaw puzzles that students can complete online. Links and resources: Jigsaw Planet Word Search Labs Bingo Baker Crossword LabsMTT109: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 1: