Workshop / Speaking Enquiries
Katie is available for Keynote/Workshop Speaking Topics in the area of music technology and education. Please send an enquiry using this form.
Here are a few places where Katie has been featured:
- Classtrack Interview – click here to listen
- Teaching with ORFF – click here to watch
- Teacherpreneur podcast – click here to listen
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There are three versions of Katie’s biography below. Please use the most suitable one for your event.
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Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music
Katie Wardrobe is a Melbourne-based music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers through her business Midnight Music (www.midnightmusic.com.au). She runs hands-on professional development workshops throughout Australia and a popular series of online courses. Her workshops and courses focus on incorporating technology into the music curriculum through a range of creative projects.
Katie is a qualified teacher and has worked in a variety of music and education-related workplaces, including Sibelius Australia and Orchestra Victoria. She has also worked as a freelance copyist, music arranger and transcriber for more than 20 years.
In 2011 she released an ebook for users of open-source software program MuseScore, titled MuseScore: The Essential Beginner’s Guide and in 2012 she authored a keyboard and music technology program for middle school students titled Studio Sessions (published by MusicEDU). Katie has had articles published by magazines such as Music In Action and Education Technology Solutions.
In 2011, 2013 and 2014 Katie worked as the Project Manager of the Soundhouse Music Alliance’s bi-annual Music Technology in Education Conference and she has presented at more than 40 other music and education-related conferences and events. She is also fast-becoming known as an expert in the practical integration of iPads in music education and published iPad Projects for the Music Classroom (an ebook with accompanying videos) in 2014.
Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music
Katie Wardrobe is a music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers through her business Midnight Music (www.midnightmusic.com.au). She runs hands-on professional development workshops throughout Australia and internationally, and a popular series of online courses. Her workshops and courses focus on incorporating technology into the music curriculum through a range of creative projects. Katie has been the keynote speaker at the Australian Society for Music Education National Conference and the Music Education New Zealand National Conference.
Katie is the author of the keyboard and technology program for middle school students titled Studio Sessions (published by MusicEDU). She is also known as an expert in the practical integration of iPads in music education and in 2014 published iPad Projects for the Music Classroom – a collection of step-by-step creative projects for primary and middle-school students. In 2016, Katie launched the Midnight Music Community – an online professional development learning space especially for music teachers using technology.
Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music
Katie Wardrobe is a music technology trainer and consultant who is passionate about helping music teachers through her business Midnight Music (www.midnightmusic.com.au). She runs hands-on workshops, presents regularly at conferences and offers online training and support to music teachers all over the world through her music technology professional development community for music teachers – the Midnight Music Community.
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“Katie, you’ve been INCREDIBLY helpful for my Catholic school music classes. You have found innovative and amazing ways in how to integrate technology into a music curriculum, and for a small Catholic School in WV, you’ve been a wonderful resource for our school. Thank you for your resources and I hope we cross paths some day!!”
Allie Hamilton, USA
“You have done a fabulous job setting up
[the Midnight Music Community]…and as soon as I logged in I could tell that you “got it”. You know what we are hoping to get out of this community. Since I have so many current technology goals this is EXACTLY what I need right now and I am grateful to dive in with the content.”
Janice Cook, USA
“I liked the fact that you very obviously know what you are talking about but can still explain it in a way that non-Music Techies can understand. Really refreshing and super useful!”
Julia Pope, Australia
“Best PD I have done. I could follow the course easily and then immediately try out my new ideas…. I learnt more from this course than other similar courses. VERY non stressful course format and delivery which suited me perfectly. Very clear and easy to follow. Thank you”
Jenny Dixon, Australia
“Katie has a way of explaining things very simply but without making the listener feel moronic!! I would have given up ages ago on Sibelius if it hadn’t been for her tutelage.”
Tracy Radbone, Indonesia
I teach preK – 5th grade music in a private school with over 600 students. Just want to thank you for all of your ideas-they are wonderful!!! Sometimes I am so busy with all of the things I am teaching and your emails give me so many fun things to throw in to the teaching to change it up. Thanks again.”
Adina Mermelstein, USA
“I just wanted to let you know how valuable your material has been to my students. I am currently the 2015 Fulbright Scholar for Estonia where I am an online education specialist for the music department at Tallinn University. I have pointed all of my students to your work and they have told me that not only are you helpful but that your work makes it much easier for them to do the projects I assign them. I know how valuable it is to have feedback – so, I just wanted to share with you!”
Paul Beaudoin, USA
“I am a private music teacher in the US, and when I accidentally ran across your web page, I was quite astounded. You are very creative, and it blows me away some of the projects you have created around GarageBand. I just wanted to write and tell you that I like your work and appreciate the time and effort you put into this.”
Carol Koczo, USA
I just implemented and adapted your lesson on the “blues” using one iPad. I integrated the lesson into my Orff lesson! Even my shy ones wanted to try it, and the whole class was very supportive of their classmates in these early attempts at improvisation. Can’t wait to try another iPad lesson! Thanks so much.”
Kathy Whiteside, USA