How-To and Tips

Music software tutorials, advice and tips for music teachers

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 [...]

STEAM Resources and Activities for the Music Classroom

By | 2017-11-15T18:03:33+00:00 November 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

STEAM learning involves the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math to solve real-world problems. It is an educational approach that encourages learning for learning’s sake. STEAM lessons incorporate a cross-disciplinary approach and integrate the engineering design process to solve complex problems.  Student teamwork and creativity play an important role.  This article on the [...]

10 Music Lessons and Activities For Thanksgiving

By | 2017-11-08T12:22:46+00:00 November 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

  For those in the US looking for Thanksgiving activities to share with your classrooms,  here are several great ideas and blog posts from other teachers with many creative and entertaining possibilities.   1. Elizabeth Caldwell shares her favorite Thanksgiving music lessons on her site, Organized Chaos. You’ll find several activities and songs relating to [...]

MTT35: Multiply The Teacher By Utilising Video with Gary Heimbauer

By | 2017-10-11T09:50:38+00:00 October 11th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Gary Heimbauer is a music tech superstar who uses video to increase his reach as a teacher and to differentiate learning in his classes.  Learn why it’s important to “just get started” and how you can do that using tools and resources you probably already own.   Listen to the episode here (or on [...]

MTT34: Best 10 iPad apps for your music class students

By | 2017-10-04T12:16:07+00:00 October 4th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I share several music apps for the iPad, which will be useful in your general music classrooms. These are great for both elementary and middle school ages. I recommend that you start with just a few apps, learn them really well so you can use them in [...]

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 [...]