How-To and Tips

Music software tutorials, advice and tips for music teachers

MTT32: How to Start Your Own Music Education Blog or Website

By | 2017-09-20T17:50:05+00:00 September 20th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode Have you ever wanted to start your own music education blog? Create a supporting website for your Teachers Pay Teachers store?  Or perhaps you’ve seen other teachers publish and share assignments with their students on a special website and you’d like to explore something similar? This episode will cover a few website [...]

Creating In Context: Using Repertoire and Music Literacy Concepts To Create With Technology

By | 2017-09-14T09:07:59+00:00 September 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

  Guest author: Karla McClain 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 Karla [...]

MTT31: How to Find and Create Images for Your Worksheets and TpT Resources

By | 2017-09-13T10:20:08+00:00 September 13th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode Over the past few years my need for high quality, interesting and captivating images has increased. Today I share tips for finding and editing great images that you can use in your own presentations, worksheets, newsletters, printable resources and Teachers Pay Teachers resources.   Listen to the episode here (or on your [...]

MTT30: How To Make Your Own Video Tutorials

By | 2017-09-04T21:25:41+00:00 September 4th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

 In this episode Why are video tutorials awesome and what can you use them for? What are the educational applications and how do you create them? I’ll answer these questions and also talk about the equipment and software needed (you probably already have it!). Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): [...]

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

By | 2017-06-19T13:09:12+00:00 June 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

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 - there are a set of questions for students to answer (individually or as a group) and you can [...]

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

By | 2017-06-14T22:37:38+00:00 June 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

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 "aha moments" she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.   Listen to the [...]

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

By | 2017-06-07T18:14:02+00:00 June 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

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

MTT18: Collaboration, Assessment and Digital Portfolios in Elementary Music – with Amy Burns

By | 2017-05-23T13:07:49+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Today I welcome elementary music teacher Amy Burns to the Music Tech Teacher podcast.  Amy teaches at Far Hills Country Day School in New Jersey and is a popular music educator who presents regularly at conferences.  In this episode Amy talks about her current favourite tech tools for student collaboration, assessment and digital portfolios. [...]

MTT15: Tips from a tech-savvy piano teacher with Tim Topham

By | 2017-06-17T05:01:33+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

In this episode: I'm super-excited to welcome my first guest to the Music Tech Teacher podcast: Tim Topham, a Melbourne based creative piano teacher, blogger and podcaster who uses technology on a daily basis.  Tim has his own website - timtopham.com - and also heads up the Inner Circle - an exclusive membership community designed [...]

All About Remix Stems

By | 2017-04-24T12:51:48+00:00 April 28th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

What are stems? "Stems" are all the individual isolated tracks from a recording - the drum part by itself, the bass part, the vocals, the keyboard and so on. Stems are highly coveted by DJs and remix artists because when you have the individual tracks from a song you have much more creative flexibility when [...]