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MTT26: Student-Centered Learning in Choir using Chromebooks and iPads with Karla McClain

In this episode: Karla McClain uses technology - in particular iPads and Chromebooks - with her choir students to encourage creativity and to improve music literacy skills in her student-centered classes.   Listen to the episode [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|0 Comments

MTT25 – Helping teens find identity through musical creativity with Richard McCready

In this episode I'm joined by Richard McCready, who runs a popular music tech course for senior students at River Hill High School. He talks about his students' composition-based projects and the online publishing process they use [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|0 Comments

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2017

  Free Ebook: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2017 Each year I put together a list of free music tech resources - websites, software and more - that you can use in your music classroom. [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Music Technology Resources|2 Comments

Member Spotlight – Traci Cenedese

  Midnight Music Community Member Spotlight This member spotlight features Traci Cenedese from Victoria Australia.   What do you teach and where? I am a leading teacher in Performing Arts at Hampton Primary School. I teach [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Member Spotlight, Music Tech Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

MTT24: Composing Movie Soundtracks – Your Questions Answered

  Composing movie soundtracks - or film scoring - has always been a hugely popular topic with students and teachers alike, but there are always questions around where to find movies, what to do if there [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|0 Comments

MTT23: Coding in the Music Classroom with Josh Emanuel

In this episode: Middle school teacher Josh Emanuel from New York has been running engaging music and coding classes using Scratch software and the MaKey MaKey invention kit. Josh shares his lessons, student responses and some [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|1 Comment

Best Music Technology Books for Teachers

Music Technology in Education Books Note: This is an updated version of an earlier post: 15 Of The Best Music Technology in Education Books.  I've kept the original list of 15, but added some more recently-published [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|4 Comments

MTT22: Project Based Learning and Using Video In Teaching with George Hess

George Hess has been teaching music tech to tertiary students for more than 25 years in the USA and also in Singapore. We talk about his experience with project based learning and using video to enhance [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Music Tech Tips, Podcast|Tags: , , |0 Comments

MTT21: Speed up student learning and assessment with Smartmusic

  I chat to Fred Flowerday of MakeMusic and we take a behind-the-scenes look at the new SmartMusic - the widely-used online repertoire and practice tool that speeds up student learning and assessment.   Listen to [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: General, Podcast|0 Comments

What In The World?? Unusual Musical Instruments [Free Music Lesson Plan]

A listening and observation lesson - using Youtube videos There are some truly amazing videos of crazy, weird, unusual and wacky instruments on Youtube that are perfect for showing students in class. This lesson is adaptable [...]

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

In this episode: Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|Comments Off on MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

5 Ways to Use PowerPoint to Make Your Singing Rehearsals More Effective

Guest author: Elisa Jones This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply [...]