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[Free lesson plan] Teaching Beatboxing Basics with Incredibox

By | 2017-08-24T11:09:51+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|General|

About this lesson This is a free sample lesson plan from my collection of Super-Simple Music Tech Lessons (Using Free Websites) that have been recently added into the Midnight Music Community.  This lesson uses one of my favourite free websites - Incredibox - which I've been using for around 9 years now! In this lesson, [...]

MTT27: Best Free Music Tech Resources 2017

By | 2017-08-04T06:27:42+00:00 August 4th, 2017|General|

For the past 6 years I have put together a list of free music technology resources in an ebook titled The Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide. In this episode I share the history of the guide and share some of my favourite free music tech resources.   Listen to the episode here (or on [...]

MTT21: Speed up student learning and assessment with Smartmusic

By | 2017-06-24T07:20:55+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|General, Podcast|

  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 the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links mentioned   SmartMusic - you [...]

MTT12: Where To Find Free Sheet Music

By | 2017-05-01T11:28:23+00:00 April 5th, 2017|General|

Where to find free sheet music If you’re a music teacher on a tight budget it can be difficult to find the money to purchase sheet music for the myriad of music ensembles, instrumental and vocal students you may have at your school. It’s good to know that these days there are LOTS of websites [...]

Most popular graduation songs [2017 edition]

By | 2017-04-17T12:48:50+00:00 March 30th, 2017|General, Music Tech Tips|

  It’s that time of year! “Does anyone have a great graduation song suggestions??” Towards the end of March (USA/Europe) and beginning of November (Australia/New Zealand) I start to see teachers ask for graduation song suggestions on Facebook and other social media channels.  Although new fresh ones appear each year, some songs are perennial favourites. [...]

MTT11: From Technophobe to Tech “Expert”

By | 2017-05-01T11:28:42+00:00 March 29th, 2017|General, Podcast|

From technophobe to tech "expert" - how I ended up doing what I do I'm often asked how I ended up where I am - as a music technology in education trainer. I share my accidental journey from technophobe (it wasn't that long ago!) to tech "expert" and talk about the things I've learnt along [...]

Christmas Songs Emoji Quiz [Free download]

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 December 19th, 2016|General, Music Tech Tips|

The Christmas Song Emoji Quiz! Last night I noticed that one of the posts in the Music Teachers Facebook group was getting a lot of attention.  Teacher Krista Reeder invited everyone to take part in a game of "guess the Christmas song" by using only emojis to depict the title.  A couple of hundred comments [...]

Clever Music Videos for the Holiday Season Part 3

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 December 15th, 2016|General, Music Tech Tips|

  Holiday season music videos As the year draws to a close, I thought I'd share a few favourite clever/funny music videos that you might find useful to show your students. This is the third time I've shared holiday season videos.  You can find the previous two collections here: Clever Music Videos Holiday Season Part 1 [...]