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.

MTT35: Multiply The Teacher By Utilising Video with Gary Heimbauer

By | 2017-10-11T09:50:38+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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 [...]

[Free lesson plan] Teaching Beatboxing Basics with Incredibox

By | 2017-08-24T11:09:51+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|General|

About this lesson This is a free sample lesson plan from my collection of Super-Simple Music Tech Lessons (Using Free Websites) that have been recently added into the Midnight Music Community.  This lesson uses one of my favourite free websites - Incredibox - which I've been using for around 9 years now! In this lesson, [...]

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 [...]