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.

Music Teachers: How To Set Up Your First Escape Room

By |2020-02-04T22:49:41+11:00January 4th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Looking for something fun to do with your students? The “escape room” concept has become very popular in recent years - both in education and IRL (in real life…!). Escape rooms make introducing topics, reinforcing learning and teaching concepts engaging and fun for students. And who doesn’t want that in their classes? What is an

Our Top 10 Free Resources for Music Teachers – 2019 Edition

By |2019-12-28T02:38:57+11:00December 28th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Is it just me or did 2019 completely fly by? It seems like we were just ringing in the new year for 2019 and in the blink of an eye - here we are!  At the end of the year, I love to do short reflections on my personal highs and lows from the year

MTT100: Celebrating 100 Episodes and The Year That Was

By |2019-12-28T00:41:28+11:00December 28th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

We’ve reached episode 100! This year, Midnight Music: Published 38 blog postsReleased 25 podcast episodesHosted 12 free live music tech training sessionsWelcomed 100+ amazing members into the Midnight Music CommunityHad over 1,000 people sign up for Freebie Fridays on our Facebook page We'll talk about each of those things in more detail, starting

MTT99: How to Create Escape Rooms in Music Education

By |2019-12-18T04:44:50+11:00December 18th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

The basic concept of an escape room is that students work in teams to solve puzzles or answer questions to discover a secret code - or series of codes - which will allow them to “escape” the room or solve a mystery. And they only have 30 minutes to do it! If you’ve

MTT98: How To Make Soundwave Art

By |2019-12-18T04:46:37+11:00December 11th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

At this time of year, I often see an increase in student art projects shared on social media. Creating artwork that represents student learning can be a great project in any subject. Something I saw a music teacher share years ago was soundwave art - a visual representation of a soundwave that had

Clever Holiday Season Videos for the Music Classroom

By |2019-12-27T22:48:50+11:00December 7th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is an updated list of holiday videos to share with your music classroom. From heartfelt to hilarious, there's something for everyone. Reminder: it's always a good idea to review the videos before you share them with your students. If you're looking for more holiday videos, you'll find them here: 15 Fun Holiday Season Videos

Emoji Quiz: Holiday Songs [New Update!]

By |2019-12-04T08:00:08+11:00December 4th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Updated November 2019 During a past holiday season, I noticed that a post in the Music Teachers Facebook group was getting a lot of attention. Teacher Krista Reeder invited everyone to take part in a game of “guess the holiday song” by using only emojis to depict the title. A couple of hundred comments later,

MTT97: Inclusive Music Making with Phil Heeley

By |2019-12-03T06:59:03+11:00December 3rd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

Continuing with our accessibility theme, I’ve invited Phil Heeley on to the podcast to talk about his work with his business Inclusive Music.  Phil has worked with students of all abilities over his 30 year career including the elderly, those with special needs and disabilities, and he also works in mainstream UK education

25+ Amazing Gifts for Music Teachers that They’ll Love

By |2019-11-30T09:24:48+11:00November 30th, 2019|Teacher Tech Tips|

Looking for a gift for a music teacher that you love… or are you a music teacher that’s looking for some fun gift options to add to your wishlist for your birthday or the holidays? We’ve got some fabulous gift options ranging from shirts to dresses to accessories and laptop decal and more for you

MTT96: Creating Sound Stories with Special Needs Students feat. Alex Rees from Visible Music

By |2019-12-05T05:28:32+11:00November 20th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

Our current theme on the blog and podcast is accessibility and today I have a guest on - a music educator named Alex Rees from the UK - to talk about what he has been doing with special needs students.  Alex is a freelance music and sound technologist, a music producer and education