How-To and Tips

Music software tutorials, advice and tips for music teachers

MTT51 Synths, Scratch and Virtual Choirs with Zach Gates

By | 2018-04-12T03:47:24+00:00 April 16th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode I catch up with Zachary Gates - a young music teacher I met at the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) convention that I attended in February this year.  Although Zach has only been teaching for a couple of years, he presented some interesting and innovative technology ideas at the convention. You can [...]

MTT49 Vinyl, Music and Art with Martin Emo

By | 2018-04-05T08:37:01+00:00 April 5th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Martin Emo is a New Zealand based teacher who is Head of Performing Arts and Teacher in Charge of Music at Waimea College.  He’s currently on study leave for 12 months to complete his Masters in Education majoring in Elearning. Martin is also working with me as Midnight Music Community Liaison - he helps members [...]

MTT48 Using Music Technology Centers with Carole Corman

By | 2018-03-16T04:09:57+00:00 March 16th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Back at the end of January on my Midnight Music Facebook page, I posted a question which was: “What music tech projects are you currently working on in the classroom?”   Carole Corman - a teacher from Canada - commented [...]

MTT46 How to create a visual display that includes audio & video files (part 1)

By | 2018-02-02T07:20:09+00:00 February 1st, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Capture your students’ musical creativity and share it with your school community by creating an interactive display. In this episode - part one of a two-part series - I talk about the ways you can use QR codes to add an audio-based element to bulletin boards, posters and worksheets.   Listen to the episode here [...]

MTT45 How to organise your tech gear so you don’t go nuts

By | 2018-01-24T07:05:29+00:00 January 24th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

As someone who uses multiple tech items on a daily basis it’s easy to get frustrated with all the cables, adaptors, plugs and all the other bits and pieces that you need. Over the years I’ve found some ways to organise my tech gear so that things are easy to find and don’t get in [...]

5 Ways To Use The Catchbox Throwable Mic In Music Education

By | 2018-01-20T07:16:46+00:00 January 20th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Guest author: Lelde Dālmane 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 here.   Welcome to another blog post written by a guest author.  The author of today’s article is Lelde [...]

MTT44 The 5 Essential Skills To Learn To Create Multimedia Worksheets & Presentations

By | 2018-01-17T08:33:35+00:00 January 17th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

There are lots and lots of ready-made music education worksheets, Powerpoint files and interactive whiteboard resources available for purchase or free download if you look hard enough online. But what about those times when you want to create something from scratch yourself? Maybe you can’t find an existing file that meets your needs. Or perhaps [...]

MTT43 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 2

By | 2018-01-08T09:41:53+00:00 January 8th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap - part 2 In part 2 of this series, I share some intermediate and advanced lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your music students In this podcast episode I cover: How to get started with using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your students How to decide [...]

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

By | 2018-01-05T10:43:45+00:00 December 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  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 [...]

MTT41 Improving Musicality with Christopher Sutton

By | 2017-11-30T12:48:49+00:00 November 30th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

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 [...]