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MTT 42 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 1

  I need some ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap! Almost every day I see a music teacher post on Facebook asking for ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap with their students.  Most teachers are keen to use GarageBand or Soundtrap in a meaningful way and want lesson ideas that will teach musical concepts. In this podcast episode I cover: [...]

15 Fun Holiday Season Videos to Show Your Music Students

  1. Animals of YouTube sing "Jingle Bells" 2. An interesting take on the Hallelujah Chorus! 3. The Piano Guys perform "We Three Kings" 4. Carol of the Bells from Peter Hollens and 300 of his friends! 5. Aussie Jingle Bells from Colin Buchanan 6. 12 Days of Christmas from John Denver and The Muppets 7. Tony DeSare sings 17 [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: Music Technology Resources|0 Comments

MTT41 Improving Musicality with Christopher Sutton

In this episode I talk with Christopher Sutton - a musician who discovered a fascination for ear-training quite some time into his own personal journey as a musician. Realising that there many other people who also need help developing their inner musician, he created an online community and learning environment called Musical U and his own podcast called The Musicality [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|0 Comments

MTT40 The Tech-Savvy Band Director with David Biel

In this episode I talk with David Biel, Director of Bands at Heritage Middle School in Lubbock, Texas.  He also has his own podcast, Beyond The Clef.  David shares some of the tech tools he uses to run his band rehearsals more effectively and we chat about how and why he started his own podcast.   Listen to the episode here (or [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|0 Comments

STEAM Resources and Activities for the Music Classroom

STEAM learning involves the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math to solve real-world problems. It is an educational approach that encourages learning for learning’s sake. STEAM lessons incorporate a cross-disciplinary approach and integrate the engineering design process to solve complex problems.  Student teamwork and creativity play an important role.  This article on the Six Characteristics of a Great [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|0 Comments

MTT39 Basic Audio Editing Skills Every Music Teacher Should Learn

  Today’s episode is a mini-training. I talk about basic audio editing skills every music teacher should learn and teach you the essentials right here on the podcast.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Links & Resources Mentioned Download Audacity (Mac or PC) Audacity Tips for Music Teachers Part 1 & 2  [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|0 Comments