How-To and Tips

Music software tutorials, advice and tips for music teachers

7 Easy Ways To Use Technology In Your Music Classes

By |2018-08-16T17:41:14+00:00July 30th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

Where do I start? That’s one of the most common questions I hear  - where do I start with technology in the music classroom? And what the options are for incorporating technology in a meaningful way? You may feel overwhelmed with the number of choices you have - which devices to purchase or which apps [...]

Back To School: Music Tech Lessons To Excite and Engage

By |2018-08-16T17:20:38+00:00July 24th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Quick music tech lesson ideas If you’re about to get stuck into a new school year, it can be great to get started with some quick, engaging lessons.  Music tech-based activities can be effective and lots of fun!   Below are some music technology lesson plans and ideas you might like to try with your [...]

MTT60: The songwriting apps used by Charlie Puth, Sarah Aarons and Steve Lacy

By |2018-07-12T07:28:33+00:00July 16th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Recently I gave a keynote speech for a music education conference with the theme Play, Create, Inspire. I loved this theme because it was simple to tie into what’s going on in music technology right now.   In the keynote speech I [...]

MTT58: How to Make Multitrack Videos

By |2018-06-19T09:06:53+00:00June 19th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Lately I’ve been preparing a keynote speech for a music education conference with the theme Play, Create, Inspire. It’s an easy theme to tie into music technology because there are so many cool, inspiring things going on right now.     [...]

A Quick Guide to Running Sound in Any Situation 

By |2018-05-21T15:19:59+00:00June 4th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Guest author: Steve Giddings 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.   A Quick Guide to Running Sound in Any Situation So you have your degree in Music Education and you find [...]

MTT57: A Music Tech Life with James Frankel

By |2018-05-30T00:51:29+00:00May 30th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Dr Jim Frankel is the Director of MusicFirst and the Head of Digital Education for the Music Sales Group. He is also on the faculty of Teachers College at Columbia University where he runs courses in Music Technology in Education. [...]

MTT56: STEAM Lessons for Music Teachers with Shawna Longo

By |2018-05-26T03:59:18+00:00May 26th, 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):   Shawna Longo - the Music Educator, STEAM Facilitator and Arts Integration Specialist at Hopatcong Borough Schools in New Jersey - was my guest on episode 53 of the Music Tech Teacher podcast but she’s back to chat about STEAM lessons [...]

Using Class Dojo in Music Classroom Management

By |2018-05-21T14:36:34+00:00May 21st, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

Guest author: Katherine Miller 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.   As a music teacher, I have always struggled with assessing student performance standards like singing and playing [...]

MTT55: Getting it ALL done with Elisa Janson Jones

By |2018-05-15T10:36:54+00:00May 15th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In just a few weeks the first International Music Education Summit will take place.  It’s a 3-day conference which is purely online - there’s no travel involved, no hotel accommodation to pay for and you can “attend” in your PJs. Founder of IMES Elisa Janson Jones tells me why she decided to launch the event [...]

MTT54: My top 5 productivity tips for busy teachers

By |2018-05-08T08:04:04+00:00May 8th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   A while ago I asked members of my email newsletter list to suggest topics for upcoming podcast episodes.  If you would like to nominate something, there is a link below to the place where you can let me know any [...]