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.

7 Easy Ways To Use Technology In Your Music Classes

By |2018-08-16T17:41:14+00:00July 30th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

Where do I start? That’s one of the most common questions I hear  - where do I start with technology in the music classroom? And what the options are for incorporating technology in a meaningful way? You may feel overwhelmed with the number of choices you have - which devices to purchase or which apps [...]

Back To School: Music Tech Lessons To Excite and Engage

By |2018-08-16T17:20:38+00:00July 24th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Quick music tech lesson ideas If you’re about to get stuck into a new school year, it can be great to get started with some quick, engaging lessons.  Music tech-based activities can be effective and lots of fun!   Below are some music technology lesson plans and ideas you might like to try with your [...]

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2018-19

By |2018-07-18T22:57:52+00:00July 18th, 2018|Announcements, Music Technology Resources|

  Free Ebook: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2018-19 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 [...]

MTT43 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 2

By |2018-06-13T08:30:15+00:00January 8th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap - part 2 In part 2 of this series, I share some intermediate and advanced lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your music students In this podcast episode I cover: How to get started with using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your students How to decide what [...]

MTT40 The Tech-Savvy Band Director with David Biel

By |2017-11-17T10:42:19+00:00November 17th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode I talk with David Biel, Director of Bands at Heritage Middle School in Lubbock, Texas.  He also has his own podcast, Beyond The Clef.  David shares some of the tech tools he uses to run his band rehearsals more effectively and we chat about how and why he started his own podcast.   Listen [...]

MTT35: Multiply The Teacher By Utilising Video with Gary Heimbauer

By |2017-10-11T09:50:38+00:00October 11th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Gary Heimbauer is a music tech superstar who uses video to increase his reach as a teacher and to differentiate learning in his classes.  Learn why it’s important to “just get started” and how you can do that using tools and resources you probably already own.   Listen to the episode here (or on [...]

MTT33 Interactive music posters, word walls and brainstorming with Padlet

By |2017-09-27T13:56:50+00:00September 27th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned About Padlet Padlet website Introduction to Padlet video 30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students 5 Ideas For Using Padlet in the Classroom Padlet in the Classroom Example Padlets: Ways [...]

MTT32: How to Start Your Own Music Education Blog or Website

By |2017-09-20T17:50:05+00:00September 20th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode Have you ever wanted to start your own music education blog? Create a supporting website for your Teachers Pay Teachers store?  Or perhaps you’ve seen other teachers publish and share assignments with their students on a special website and you’d like to explore something similar? This episode will cover a few website [...]

MTT31: How to Find and Create Images for Your Worksheets and TpT Resources

By |2017-09-13T10:20:08+00:00September 13th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode Over the past few years my need for high quality, interesting and captivating images has increased. Today I share tips for finding and editing great images that you can use in your own presentations, worksheets, newsletters, printable resources and Teachers Pay Teachers resources.   Listen to the episode here (or on your [...]

MTT29: Soundtrap: The Online Studio with Vanja Steinholz

By |2017-08-23T15:09:46+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode Vanja Steinholz is a freelance musician, a songwriting and music production teacher and the Business Developer at Soundtrap in Stockholm. She chats to me about audio recording collaboration using the online studio Soundtrap.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned [...]