Music Tech Tips

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. [...]

5 Tips for Managing One to One iPads

By | 2018-05-21T14:43:14+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Music Tech Tips, 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.     In my first 12 years of teaching, the access to technology in my music room has [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

MTT53: Using Chromebooks in Ensemble Rehearsals with Shawna Longo

By | 2018-05-01T22:51:18+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Chromebooks and BYOD, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Shawna Longo is the Music Educator, STEAM Facilitator and Arts Integration Specialist at Hopatcong Borough Schools.  She teaches General music technology classes to grades 6-8 students, has established makerspaces as part of the STEAM initiative at her school, she serves on numerous committees and presents professional development workshops to other educators in her district.   [...]

MTT52 Adopting New Technology with Jenny Chapman

By | 2018-04-25T00:23:50+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Today my guest is Jenny Chapman, who is the Junior School Music Co-ordinator at St John's Grammar in Belair, South Australia, which is in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.  She teaches students from the Early Learning Centre, through to year 6. In 2017, Jenny’s school made the decision to switch from Macs to Surface Pros, so [...]

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 [...]

MTT50: 10 tech things that are working for me right now

By | 2018-04-12T04:59:18+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

We made it to episode 50! I’m celebrating this milestone by talking about 10 tech things that are working for me right now. I’ve been using some of these things for a long time (and still love them!) and others are relatively new, but they all have one thing in common: they make me excited [...]