Music Tech Tips

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 [...]

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 [...]

MTT47 How to create a visual display that includes audio & video files (part 2)

By | 2018-02-23T12:28:40+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Capture your students’ musical creativity and share it with your school community by creating an interactive display.  In this episode - part two of a two-part series - I talk about the ways you can use augmented reality via the HP Reveal app (formerly known as Aurasma) to add a Harry Potter-style video element to [...]

MTT46 How to create a visual display that includes audio & video files (part 1)

By | 2018-02-02T07:20:09+00:00 February 1st, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Capture your students’ musical creativity and share it with your school community by creating an interactive display. In this episode - part one of a two-part series - I talk about the ways you can use QR codes to add an audio-based element to bulletin boards, posters and worksheets.   Listen to the episode here [...]

MTT45 How to organise your tech gear so you don’t go nuts

By | 2018-01-24T07:05:29+00:00 January 24th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

As someone who uses multiple tech items on a daily basis it’s easy to get frustrated with all the cables, adaptors, plugs and all the other bits and pieces that you need. Over the years I’ve found some ways to organise my tech gear so that things are easy to find and don’t get in [...]

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 [...]