Music Tech Tips

MTT40 The Tech-Savvy Band Director with David Biel

By | 2017-11-17T10:42:19+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode I talk with David Biel, Director of Bands at Heritage Middle School in Lubbock, Texas.  He also has his own podcast, Beyond The Clef.  David shares some of the tech tools he uses to run his band rehearsals more effectively and we chat about how and why he started his own podcast.   Listen [...]

MTT39 Basic Audio Editing Skills Every Music Teacher Should Learn

By | 2017-11-10T11:32:50+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Today’s episode is a mini-training. I talk about basic audio editing skills every music teacher should learn and teach you the essentials right here on the podcast.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Links & Resources Mentioned Download Audacity (Mac or PC) Audacity Tips for Music [...]

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 [...]

MTT38 Music Tech Advice From Teachers Around The World

By | 2017-11-01T09:14:14+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

  I recently posted the following question on Facebook: “What’s one piece of tech-related advice you would give to another teacher?”. Teachers from all over the world contributed ideas and shared tips.  The responses were so good that I decided to dedicate a whole episode to the topic and share the advice with you here. [...]

MTT37 Lesson Ideas For Incredibox – Beatboxing, Ostinati, Form and Listening

By | 2017-10-26T12:15:29+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  In this episode I share some ideas for using the free interactive music website Incredibox.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned Links Incredibox website Incredibox iPad app link My free Incredibox lesson plan - Beatboxing Basics  Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing [...]

MTT36: Using Technology To Unlock Musical Creativity with Dr. Scott Watson

By | 2017-10-22T03:57:29+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Dr. Scott Watson has been incorporating technology into his music teaching for many years and takes a project-based learning approach when it comes to creative music assignments with his elective students.  He also uses technology on a daily basis for his own composition work.  Scott and I talk about how he got started with [...]

Songwriting with Young Teenagers: Then and Now

By | 2017-10-13T00:35:57+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Guest author: Alan Cameron 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 Alan Cameron [...]

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 [...]

Creating In Context: Using Repertoire and Music Literacy Concepts To Create With Technology

By | 2017-09-14T09:07:59+00:00 September 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

  Guest author: Karla McClain 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 Karla [...]

MTT30: How To Make Your Own Video Tutorials

By | 2017-09-04T21:25:41+00:00 September 4th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

 In this episode Why are video tutorials awesome and what can you use them for? What are the educational applications and how do you create them? I’ll answer these questions and also talk about the equipment and software needed (you probably already have it!). Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): [...]