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.

Midnight Music’s Body Percussion Clipart Library

By |2020-12-05T06:50:12+11:00December 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

I've been using the online graphic design tool Canva for a long time now and a few months ago I thought it might be good to create a set of body percussion images that can be used for playalong videos and other teaching resources. The good thing about Canva is that it includes a huge

MTT123: 10 Useful Chrome Extensions

By |2020-11-25T09:06:53+11:00November 25th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Chrome browser extensions can add functionality, allow you to access tech tools and features and increase your productivity. Here are 10 of my most frequently used Chrome extensions. Are your favourites on the list? 10 Useful Chrome Extensions:  LoomLastpassBitmojiColorzillaGiphyCustom CursorYiNoteKamiTab ResizeTranspose Other links and resources Sign up for our December webinar: https://midnightmusic.com.au/freewebinarVideo Creation

MTT122: Engage Your Music Students with Digital Badging

By |2020-11-18T02:03:34+11:00November 18th, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode, I’m going to talk about digital badging in the music classroom. Digital badging is something you might want to consider if you’re interested in increasing engagement with your students. I know many of you have struggled with that this year - particularly when teaching remotely. Links and resources: Watch the

MTT121: Two Free Rhythm Reading Tech Tools

By |2020-11-10T03:50:50+11:00November 10th, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode, I have two free rhythm reading tech tools to share with you - both of which were included in my Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources which is published once a year. Links and resources: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2020/21Note image generator The Rhythm RandomizerThe Rhythm TrainerGroove Pizza Coming

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

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