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.

MTT80: What I Learnt at ISTE 2019

By |2019-07-12T01:55:07+10:00July 9th, 2019|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Recently, I was a presenter at the  International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2019 conference. In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I share some of my highlights from the conference. Links mentioned in this episode ISTE website ISTE conference 2020 Program from ISTE19 conference Let’s Get Digital: The 10 Best Data and

35 Free iPad Apps for Music Teachers

By |2019-07-11T11:13:47+10:00June 29th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

Anyone else get completely overwhelmed by the amount of iPad apps available in the App Store? It is just an endless list and it’s so hard to know where to even begin. I’ve collected a number of free iPad apps for music teachers over the past few years and today I’m super excited to share

MTT79: Must-Have Music Accessories For Your iPad

By |2019-07-04T03:22:10+10:00June 24th, 2019|iPads, Podcast|

Our theme for this month on the blog and podcast is iPads, and in today’s episode, I’m going to talk about some of the useful accessories and adaptors that you and your students can use with iPads in order to expand their capabilities in the music classroom. In my new GarageBand for iPad

Free Lesson Plan: GarageBand for iPad – What’s in a Name?

By |2019-06-25T09:20:46+10:00June 15th, 2019|iPads|

Free Name-Based GarageBand for iPad Lesson Plan (It’s Easy!) About The Lesson This lesson is a free sample from my new online course and collection of lesson plans designed especially for the iPad version of GarageBand. It’s a quick project which works well as a “getting to know you” activity at the beginning of the

MTT78: 5 Ways to Collect Your Student GarageBand iPad Files For Assessment

By |2019-07-06T04:08:24+10:00June 12th, 2019|iPads|

Links mentioned in this episode: Apple reference manual: Share GarageBand filesApple article about third-party apps and GarageBand project filesShowbie plan pricing detailsHow to Record Your iPad Screen Music Tech Teacher podcast episode 75Apple article: How to record your iPad screenKatherine Miller's blog post: Taking Control of Technology with Apple ClassroomLearn more: The Music

MTT77: Music Tech News and Updates

By |2019-06-08T05:24:48+10:00June 8th, 2019|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): We’re back with another episode of the Music Tech Teacher podcast. We’ve had a bit of a break recently and I wanted to catch everyone up on what’s been going on at Midnight Music recently, some special events that are coming along

Free Checklist – How to Record a Song in GarageBand on iPad

By |2019-06-07T20:21:40+10:00June 7th, 2019|iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

Working in GarageBand with your students can be fun and rewarding, but it can also feel overwhelming if you're not sure what steps to take. To make things much easier for you and your students, I've created a checklist to help you go through the process step-by-step. 1. Choose your song Cover song?Original?

5 Lesson Plan Ideas for GarageBand for iPad (video training)

By |2019-08-06T14:11:18+10:00May 31st, 2019|iPads|

Lesson Plan Ideas for Music Teachers Using GarageBand on iPad In this live training session, I shared some of the lesson ideas from my NEW course and lesson plan collection for GarageBand on iPad: The Music Teacher's Guide To Using GarageBand on iPad . Visit this page if you would like to sign up for

10 Ways Google Slides Helps My Students Build Music Literacy

By |2019-05-31T02:50:14+10:00May 22nd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas! It is not always strictly musical technology that helps students learn effectively in music class! One of the most powerful technology tools I use in my classroom is the versatile Google Slides. Google Slides is an online slide deck creation tool that

15 Youtube Play-Along Channels & Playlists for Music Teachers

By |2019-05-22T02:38:24+10:00May 17th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas|

YouTube Play-Along Channels & Playlists for music teachers What to consider There are lots of play-along channels out there that are great for using in a classroom with students. Whether it’s playing a ukulele, recorder, boomwhackers, body percussion or even just for a bit of fun, we’ve got something for you in this list of