Music Technology Resources

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

MTT 42 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 1

By | 2017-12-14T14:47:00+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 [...]

15 Fun Holiday Season Videos to Show Your Music Students

By | 2017-12-05T11:01:19+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Music Technology Resources|

  1. Animals of YouTube sing "Jingle Bells" 2. An interesting take on the Hallelujah Chorus! 3. The Piano Guys perform "We Three Kings" 4. Carol of the Bells from Peter Hollens and 300 of his friends! 5. Aussie Jingle Bells from Colin Buchanan 6. 12 Days of Christmas from John Denver and The Muppets [...]

MTT41 Improving Musicality with Christopher Sutton

By | 2017-11-30T12:48:49+00:00 November 30th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode I talk with Christopher Sutton - a musician who discovered a fascination for ear-training quite some time into his own personal journey as a musician. Realising that there many other people who also need help developing their inner musician, he created an online community and learning environment called Musical U and his [...]

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 [...]

STEAM Resources and Activities for the Music Classroom

By | 2017-11-15T18:03:33+00:00 November 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

STEAM learning involves the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math to solve real-world problems. It is an educational approach that encourages learning for learning’s sake. STEAM lessons incorporate a cross-disciplinary approach and integrate the engineering design process to solve complex problems.  Student teamwork and creativity play an important role.  This article on the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]