Free (and low-cost) lesson plans, resources, apps and websites for music teachers

5 MORE Interactive Google Doodles You Can Use In Your Music Classes

By |2021-06-03T01:15:51+10:00June 3rd, 2021|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our teacher authors, Katrina Proctor. She is also the Content Manager at Midnight Music. Google Doodles are one of the easiest resources to pull out when you need a quick filler-activity. Google Doodles used to be just images & designs laid over or incorporating the Google logo

Exploring Sound with Chrome Music Lab’s Oscillator and Strings

By |2021-04-16T08:58:25+10:00April 16th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

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 thing about incorporating technology into my classroom. One example of this is using technology to further student understanding of

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

By |2021-03-19T10:07:18+11:00March 19th, 2021|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

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 just simple hand-eye coordination are all things that we want our students to grasp and have practice with. But

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

By |2021-04-07T09:08:10+10:00March 19th, 2021|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

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 first technique is a simple one - using Google Slides (or Powerpoint) and the screenrecording tool Loom - and

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

By |2021-03-12T08:19:40+11:00March 12th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

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 challenges and trends as inspiration for creative lessons. TikTok - really? OK I admit it. I’m fascinated by -

4 Ways to Add Notation in Your Presentation Slides

By |2021-02-04T06:24:14+11:00February 5th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. It was not until I was teaching completely online that I realized how important digital content design was to my students’ success.  When I was not with them to help complete work I noticed students asking a lot of questions about the way I was presenting and

QR Codes in the Music Classroom

By |2021-01-29T00:53:29+11:00January 29th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. QR codes have so many different purposes in our lives. This type of matrix barcode can hold any type of information from grocery sales to recorded performances. It literally means, “quick response” which makes them a perfect fit for any classroom. I first came across activities that

Counting Down Midnight Music’s Top 10 Posts of 2020

By |2021-01-01T08:28:46+11:00January 1st, 2021|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

A note to teachers:  Wow! 2020 was a crazy year. I know most of us would like to move forward and never look back, but I think it’s important to remember all of the incredible things teachers did together. There were more than several times that I know many of you wanted to throw in

Midnight Music’s Digital Badge Library

By |2020-12-24T05:28:25+11:00December 24th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

About The Midnight Music Digital Badge Library Digital badges! Here's a big collection of digital badges that you can use with your students. Today's download includes badges for recorder, ukulele, guitar, drumming, and musical elements and each badge has a transparent background. If you'd like to know more about the ways you can use digital

Midnight Music’s Boomwhacker Sound and Image Library

By |2020-12-19T08:55:51+11:00December 19th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

Recently, a number of you have been creating virtual instruments using Google Slides - interactive images that play a pitch when a student clicks or taps on them. My friend and Midnight Music Coordinator, Amy Burns, created a fantastic xylophone and Boomwhacker songbook using Slides and inspired me to put together a set of individual

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