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.

MTT120: Tips for Setting up your Workspace at Home with Barbara Freedman

By |2020-10-26T23:48:13+11:00October 26th, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode I talk with my good friend Barbara Freedman - author of Teaching Music Through Composition - A Curriculum Using Technology (published by Oxford University Press) and all-round music technology legend - about setting up your workspace and leveling up the gear you use to deliver your lessons and create teaching

MTT119: Using Technology With Elementary Approaches with Amy Burns

By |2020-10-12T00:59:11+11:00October 12th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I chat to Amy Burns - an elementary music teacher from New Jersey who also happens to be a well-known music tech expert. In the last episode I also announced that Amy has just come on board as the Midnight Music Community Coordinator and

MTT118: Using Wakelet for Digital Portfolios and Assignments in Music Education with Kath McGreal

By |2020-09-25T05:02:16+10:00September 25th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I’m sharing a conversation I had with one of my Midnight Music Community members, Kath McGreal. I invited Kath on the podcast to talk about her use of Wakelet with her music students. Wakelet is a free digital curation tool that allows you to

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 |2020-10-04T12:57:51+11:00August 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).

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