How-To and Tips

Music software tutorials, advice and tips for music teachers

MTT58: How to Make Multitrack Videos

By | 2018-06-19T09:06:53+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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 [...]

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 [...]