Music Technology Resources

General music technology in education articles, advice, news and resources

MTT25 – Helping teens find identity through musical creativity with Richard McCready

By | 2017-07-19T15:26:12+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode I'm joined by Richard McCready, who runs a popular music tech course for senior students at River Hill High School. He talks about his students' composition-based projects and the online publishing process they use to share work.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and [...]

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2017

By | 2017-07-18T22:03:31+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Announcements, Music Technology Resources|

  Free Ebook: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2017 Each year I put together a list of free music tech resources - websites, software and more - that you can use in your music classroom. It all began with a workshop I ran in 2009 titled Music Technology On A Shoestring.  In 2012 I [...]

MTT24: Composing Movie Soundtracks – Your Questions Answered

By | 2017-07-11T14:27:01+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Composing movie soundtracks - or film scoring - has always been a hugely popular topic with students and teachers alike, but there are always questions around where to find movies, what to do if there is a soundtrack already, which software to use and how to approach the topic with students. I answer those [...]

MTT23: Coding in the Music Classroom with Josh Emanuel

By | 2017-07-05T13:54:12+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Middle school teacher Josh Emanuel from New York has been running engaging music and coding classes using Scratch software and the MaKey MaKey invention kit. Josh shares his lessons, student responses and some tips.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links mentioned [...]

Best Music Technology Books for Teachers

By | 2017-06-28T16:40:20+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Music Technology in Education Books Note: This is an updated version of an earlier post: 15 Of The Best Music Technology in Education Books.  I've kept the original list of 15, but added some more recently-published editions.  I love buying books - both digital and paper - especially when they are relevant and useful. Here [...]

What In The World?? Unusual Musical Instruments [Free Music Lesson Plan]

By | 2017-06-19T13:09:12+00:00 June 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

A listening and observation lesson - using Youtube videos There are some truly amazing videos of crazy, weird, unusual and wacky instruments on Youtube that are perfect for showing students in class. This lesson is adaptable - there are a set of questions for students to answer (individually or as a group) and you can [...]

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

By | 2017-06-14T22:37:38+00:00 June 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the "aha moments" she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.   Listen to the [...]

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5 Ways to Use PowerPoint to Make Your Singing Rehearsals More Effective

By | 2017-06-07T18:14:02+00:00 June 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Guest author: Elisa Jones 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 Elisa [...]

MTT18: Collaboration, Assessment and Digital Portfolios in Elementary Music – with Amy Burns

By | 2017-05-23T13:07:49+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Today I welcome elementary music teacher Amy Burns to the Music Tech Teacher podcast.  Amy teaches at Far Hills Country Day School in New Jersey and is a popular music educator who presents regularly at conferences.  In this episode Amy talks about her current favourite tech tools for student collaboration, assessment and digital portfolios. [...]

Inspiring and Fascinating TED Talks for music educators (part 2)

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

So it seems like you love TED too A couple of weeks ago I shared 8 of my favourite TED talks.  Lots of you let me know how much you love TED talks in general, many of you let me know I had chosen one of your favourite talks and you also let me know [...]