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Body Percussion, The Digital Way, Part 1

This is a guest post written by Elisabeth (Lisi) Bottoms.  Why teach body percussion? Body percussion is found in almost every musical culture - from the Austrian/Bavarian Schuhplattler to Palmas in Spain, a Saman dance from

By |May 8th, 2021|Categories: Middle and High School Ideas|Tags: |0 Comments

Using Chrome Music Lab’s Kandinsky Experiment In the Elementary Music Room

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. My students love Chrome Music Lab! They always look forward to days when their iPads and computers become their instruments.  One of the

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Exploring Sound with Chrome Music Lab’s Oscillator and Strings

This is a guest lesson plan by Katherine Miller. About This Lesson Technology can provide an opportunity for students to dig deeper in ways that may not have been possible without it! This is my favorite

TikTok Lesson Ideas You Should Steal For Your Music Classes Part 2

I recently shared a collection of TikTok music challenges you could adapt for your music classroom and today I’m going to share some more ideas around composing, arranging and collaboration. I really think TikTok is one

By |April 9th, 2021|Categories: Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

5 More Cool Canva Tricks For Designing Teaching Resources

If you haven’t already discovered Canva, it’s an excellent free online graphic design tool that you can use to easily create beautiful teaching resources.  We’ve shared many Canva tips before (such as the preceding post to

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Chrome Music Lab Lesson: C Major Musical Phrases on Shared Piano

This is a guest lesson by Katrina Proctor, Content Manager at Midnight Music.  Learning basic piano is one of the most important foundational skills for any beginning music student. Understanding basic chords, scales, harmony/melody, and even

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

MTT126: How to make simple playalong videos with Google Slides and Loom

Back in January I launched a new course inside my Midnight Music Community called Video Creation for Music Teachers. In the 5-module course, two of the modules cover methods for creating playalong videos. The

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

TikTok Lesson Ideas You Should Steal For Your Music Classes Part 1

This is a two-part series covering creative TikTok ideas you can adapt for your music classes. These will not involve actually using the TikTok app in class with your students, but rather using some of the

MTT125: Music Tech Tips and Tools Shared By Listeners

Intro/Description Today’s episode is a special one - because it includes music tech tips and recommendations from you - the listeners of the podcast!  Music teachers were invited to record a short video on

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|2 Comments
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