Middle and High School Ideas

Lesson ideas, apps and websites for middle and high school music students

MTT62: Dorico Notation Software with Daniel Spreadbury

By |2018-10-23T09:06:33+00:00August 6th, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

My guest is Daniel Spreadbury - who was the Senior Product Manager for Sibelius in a previous life - but for the past 6 years he has been working on the conception, design and marketing of the new professional-level scoring application Dorico.  Daniel and I discuss what it’s like to start a new software application

7 Easy Ways To Use Technology In Your Music Classes

By |2018-10-23T09:06:38+00:00July 30th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

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 |2018-08-31T11:55:00+00:00July 24th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

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

MTT61: Remix Projects for Year 7-10 Students with David Bennett

By |2018-08-31T11:47:50+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   David Bennett of Overnewton Anglican Community College has been working on remixing projects with his music tech students in years 7 through to year 10.   He also likes to keep things fresh by using current music with the students

A Quick Guide to Running Sound in Any Situation 

By |2018-10-23T09:07:10+00:00June 4th, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

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 |2018-10-23T09:07:15+00:00May 30th, 2018|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, 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 |2018-10-23T09:07:38+00:00May 26th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, 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

MTT51 Synths, Scratch and Virtual Choirs with Zach Gates

By |2018-10-23T09:08:05+00:00April 16th, 2018|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, 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 |2018-10-23T09:08:16+00:00April 5th, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, 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

What I Learnt Recording a Middle School Orchestra

By |2018-10-23T09:08:32+00:00March 15th, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Guest author: Judith Bell 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.   How a makeshift recording session turned out to be one of the best hours of orchestra all