iPads

This course contains a series of engaging, adaptable projects and activities for GarageBand on iPad, including, Transforming the Blues, Choose Your Own Adventure Remix, Recording stories and radio shows, and DIY soundtracks. The lessons in this course are very adaptable and can be used with a range of ages. It is best suited to approx. years 3-8.

In this course, you’ll discover fun, creative songwriting and composition tools, options for making your own engaging quizzes (that you don’t need to mark yourself!), ways to utilise video and how to create an interactive “musical” wall display. Suitable for beginners (and technophobes) or those looking for some new ideas.

During this online training, Katie will share her favourite apps for for creativity, composition, notation, music literacy, transposition, playback, formative assessment and digital portfolios. We’ll also discuss lesson ideas for each app that can be used with a range of student ages. This training is for teachers of all age groups.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo shares the way she utilises technology in her ensemble rehearsals and performances. You’ll learn how to create a technology plan for your music department, how to use Google Forms to capture student reflections, assessments and practice journals, how to approach advocacy, and much more. The ideas she shares work on ALL devices. This course is best suited for teachers of middle school and high school students.

Perform, listen, analyse, notate, compose and record all within this simple, adaptable rhythmic clapping game activity. In this course you’ll learn how to perform the Boom Snap Clap clapping game, how you can use technology to analyse and notate the clapping rhythm, how to record the rhythmic pattern using free online software, and how to compose a rap or song melody to go with your recorded rhythmic pattern.  For teachers of students in years 3-8.

This unit of work is about making music with….ANYTHING. Students will learn how to record found sounds or utilise ready-made samples to compose their own music. In this course you’ll learn how to compose with “found sounds” – using NASA space samples, and how to compose music with found sounds that students have recorded themselves. This course is for teachers of students in years 5 – 12.

In this course you’ll learn how to weave this technology project into your regular music class activities. You’ll see examples of the blues progression used in non-blues songs, how to use a specific style of music and incorporate the blues, and how to use music software to record a 12 bar blues progression. This course is for teachers of middle school students.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo shares 6 different creative music tech projects that she uses with her students. Each one incorporates multiple subjects, encourages collaboration, expands student understanding and can boost the advocacy of your music program. This course is for teachers of middle school and high school students.

During this session, you’ll learn to create original theme music for movies, intros and outros for your podcasts, and mood music for storytelling activities. Discover how easy it is to make music for genres includes space, robots, aliens, love story, dramatic action, car chase, news theme, and humour.  No musical experience necessary whatsoever! This course is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

Using digital sound stories, students can demonstrate learning in almost any subject area including music, literacy, maths, geography, art, drama, science. this course is for teachers of elementary and middle school students.

In this session we’ll start by looking at the work of popular Youtuber Andrew Huang and discover the techniques he uses to record, manipulate and arrange everyday “found sounds” to create make music from literally any object you can find: drum patterns, rhythmic patterns and interesting melodic parts.  We’ll then apply those techniques to NASA samples: kepler star sounds, space shuttle launch effects, Sputnik satellite beeps and famous astronaut and ground control sound bites. This course is for general music teachers of middle school and high school students

This is a conference presentation Katie delivered at the New Zealand Making Music Matter National Conference in 2015. This course is for elementary music teachers.

This course focuses on the learning outcomes that students can achieve with iPads in the music classroom. this course is for elementary, middle and secondary school teachers who would like an overview of the types of things you can do with iPads in the music classroom.

This is a collection of lesson ideas that include a series of step-by-step creative iPad music projects using a handful of apps.  There are 22 projects in the collection with videos, written instructions and lots of bonus materials. This course is best suited to teachers of elementary and middle school students.

Using the Loopy app, learn how you can use the iPad as a live performance tool. This course is for teachers who want to use technology as a performance device, teachers who would like to incorporate improvisation into their lessons, and teachers of students interested in live looping as a performance option.

In this online training session, Katie will show you a range of ideas for adaptable units of work that focus on composition and creativity.  We’ll look at video game composition, film scoring, creating audio storybooks, songwriting, podcasting and a few more! This session is for teachers of all age groups.

In the Music Tech for Beginners course you will discover easy ways to get started with technology in the music classroom. This gentle introduction will cover the things you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. We’ll look at simple ideas you can use straight away, how to incorporate technology without re-writing your curriculum and which software and hardware to choose when setting up a basic music technology “kit”. If you are new to utilising technology or returning to work after a lengthy leave of absence,  if you feel like you have a few holes in your knowledge,  or if you’d like an introduction to some basic tech concepts and teaching ideas… this course is for you!

In this training session you will learn easy ways to incorporate music tech into your teaching when your students have Chromebooks or a combination of devices.  You’ll discover a range of great FREE music tech resources and explore fully-featured software options for recording, sequencing and notation. You will walk away with practical lesson ideas.  This session is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

This is a live online training session I ran for the Australian String Teachers Association. It is tailored to instrumental teachers (but relevant to other types of music teachers too!).

In this course you’ll learn how to use Soundtrap, how to add students to your Soundtrap account, how to create assignments for your students, and more.  This course is for teachers of any grade or age group.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo discusses how to incorporate STEAM activities at your school that connect music with a range of other subject areas. this course is for teachers of elementary, middle school and high school students.

Beepbox is a great little website that allows you to compose retro, 8-bit style video game music.  It’s very easy to use but has quite a number of features that allow you to do some cool things.

Hook Theory is a website with multiple resources.  The lessons I’ve created use the HookPad online software and also the TheoryTab section.

Isle of Tune is…different! You compose music by laying some road, building lamp posts, houses, trees and flowers and adding a car.  When the car drives past each object on the road, a musical sound is made. You need to try it out to understand it fully!

Chromebooks

In this course, you’ll discover fun, creative songwriting and composition tools, options for making your own engaging quizzes (that you don’t need to mark yourself!), ways to utilise video and how to create an interactive “musical” wall display. Suitable for beginners (and technophobes) or those looking for some new ideas.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo shares the way she utilises technology in her ensemble rehearsals and performances. You’ll learn how to create a technology plan for your music department, how to use Google Forms to capture student reflections, assessments and practice journals, how to approach advocacy, and much more. The ideas she shares work on ALL devices. This course is best suited for teachers of middle school and high school students.

In this course you’ll learn how to perform the Boom Snap Clap clapping game, how you can use technology to analyse and notate the clapping rhythm, how to record the rhythmic pattern using free online software, and how to compose a rap or song melody to go with your recorded rhythmic pattern.  For teachers of students in years 3-8.

This unit of work is about making music with….ANYTHING. Students will learn how to record found sounds or utilise ready-made samples to compose their own music. In this course you’ll learn how to compose with “found sounds” – using NASA space samples, and how to compose music with found sounds that students have recorded themselves. This course is for teachers of students in years 5 – 12.

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the 12 bar blues progression by creating their own version of the blues in a non-traditional blues style (dubstep, rap, funk, classical etc).
The project incorporates listening, composing and arranging. They will identify the musical characteristics of their chosen style and use those to compose a bassline, drum part and other optional tracks around the blues progression.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo shares 6 different creative music tech projects that she uses with her students. Each one incorporates multiple subjects, encourages collaboration, expands student understanding and can boost the advocacy of your music program. This course is for teachers of middle school and high school students.

During this session, you’ll learn to create original theme music for movies, intros and outros for your podcasts, and mood music for storytelling activities. Discover how easy it is to make music for genres includes space, robots, aliens, love story, dramatic action, car chase, news theme, and humour.  No musical experience necessary whatsoever! This course is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

Using digital sound stories, students can demonstrate learning in almost any subject area including music, literacy, maths, geography, art, drama, science. this course is for teachers of elementary and middle school students.

In this session we’ll start by looking at the work of popular Youtuber Andrew Huang and discover the techniques he uses to record, manipulate and arrange everyday “found sounds” to create make music from literally any object you can find: drum patterns, rhythmic patterns and interesting melodic parts.  We’ll then apply those techniques to NASA samples: kepler star sounds, space shuttle launch effects, Sputnik satellite beeps and famous astronaut and ground control sound bites. This course is for general music teachers of middle school and high school students

In this online training session, Katie will show you a range of ideas for adaptable units of work that focus on composition and creativity.  We’ll look at video game composition, film scoring, creating audio storybooks, songwriting, podcasting and a few more! This session is for teachers of all age groups.

In the Music Tech for Beginners course you will discover easy ways to get started with technology in the music classroom. This gentle introduction will cover the things you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. We’ll look at simple ideas you can use straight away, how to incorporate technology without re-writing your curriculum and which software and hardware to choose when setting up a basic music technology “kit”. If you are new to utilising technology or returning to work after a lengthy leave of absence,  if you feel like you have a few holes in your knowledge,  or if you’d like an introduction to some basic tech concepts and teaching ideas… this course is for you!

In this training session you will learn easy ways to incorporate music tech into your teaching when your students have Chromebooks or a combination of devices.  You’ll discover a range of great FREE music tech resources and explore fully-featured software options for recording, sequencing and notation. You will walk away with practical lesson ideas.  This session is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

This is a live online training session I ran for the Australian String Teachers Association. It is tailored to instrumental teachers (but relevant to other types of music teachers too!).

This course will show you how to use Soundation with your middle and high school students. You will get an overview of the software and an intro to audio, midi and effects.

In this course you’ll learn how to use Soundtrap, how to add students to your Soundtrap account, how to create assignments for your students, and more.  This course is for teachers of any grade or age group.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo discusses how to incorporate STEAM activities at your school that connect music with a range of other subject areas. this course is for teachers of elementary, middle school and high school students.

Beepbox is a great little website that allows you to compose retro, 8-bit style video game music.  It’s very easy to use but has quite a number of features that allow you to do some cool things.

Hook Theory is a website with multiple resources.  The lessons I’ve created use the HookPad online software and also the TheoryTab section.

Isle of Tune is…different! You compose music by laying some road, building lamp posts, houses, trees and flowers and adding a car.  When the car drives past each object on the road, a musical sound is made. You need to try it out to understand it fully!

Macs & PCs

In this course, you’ll discover fun, creative songwriting and composition tools, options for making your own engaging quizzes (that you don’t need to mark yourself!), ways to utilise video and how to create an interactive “musical” wall display. Suitable for beginners (and technophobes) or those looking for some new ideas.

This unit is a collection of curated content for Ableton Live and the Push controller. It is suited for teachers who want to discover tips and lesson ideas for using Abelton Live and the Push controller – suits middle and senior school students.

In this course you’ll learn how to arrange and compose with loops, digital storytelling,  how to make backing tracks, how to incorporate Acid into your existing music curriculum, and much more. This course is for teachers of students in years 5-10.

In this course you’ll learn how amazingly easy recording, editing, sound stories & backing track creation can be, using the free audio editing program Audacity. This course is for all music teachers including classroom/general, ensemble leaders, and studio teachers.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo shares the way she utilises technology in her ensemble rehearsals and performances. You’ll learn how to create a technology plan for your music department, how to use Google Forms to capture student reflections, assessments and practice journals, how to approach advocacy, and much more. The ideas she shares work on ALL devices. This course is best suited for teachers of middle school and high school students.

Perform, listen, analyse, notate, compose and record all within this simple, adaptable rhythmic clapping game activity. In this course you’ll learn how to perform the Boom Snap Clap clapping game, how you can use technology to analyse and notate the clapping rhythm, how to record the rhythmic pattern using free online software, and how to compose a rap or song melody to go with your recorded rhythmic pattern.  For teachers of students in years 3-8.

Delve into the exciting world of movie soundtracks and explore composing, recording and editing film music, whilst synching sound to visuals. This course is for teachers of students in grades 5-12 with access to digital audio workstation software (desktop) that allows import of video (ie. GarageBand, Mixcraft, Acid Music Studio, Logic, Pro Tools, Studio One).

This unit of work is about making music with….ANYTHING. Students will learn how to record found sounds or utilise ready-made samples to compose their own music. In this course you’ll learn how to compose with “found sounds” – using NASA space samples, and how to compose music with found sounds that students have recorded themselves. This course is for teachers of students in years 5 – 12.

In this course you’ll learn how to weave this technology project into your regular music class activities. You’ll see examples of the blues progression used in non-blues songs, how to use a specific style of music and incorporate the blues, and how to use music software to record a 12 bar blues progression. This course is for teachers of middle school students.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo shares 6 different creative music tech projects that she uses with her students. Each one incorporates multiple subjects, encourages collaboration, expands student understanding and can boost the advocacy of your music program. This course is for teachers of middle school and high school students.

During this session, you’ll learn to create original theme music for movies, intros and outros for your podcasts, and mood music for storytelling activities. Discover how easy it is to make music for genres includes space, robots, aliens, love story, dramatic action, car chase, news theme, and humour.  No musical experience necessary whatsoever! This course is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

Using digital sound stories, students can demonstrate learning in almost any subject area including music, literacy, maths, geography, art, drama, science. this course is for teachers of elementary and middle school students.

The Creative Projects for GarageBand course is a series of adaptable projects for students from approximately Year 5 – 12.  The projects range from simple and quick (1-2 lessons) to more involved (multiple lessons of a complete unit of work) and students learn GarageBand skills as they go.

In this session we’ll start by looking at the work of popular Youtuber Andrew Huang and discover the techniques he uses to record, manipulate and arrange everyday “found sounds” to create make music from literally any object you can find: drum patterns, rhythmic patterns and interesting melodic parts.  We’ll then apply those techniques to NASA samples: kepler star sounds, space shuttle launch effects, Sputnik satellite beeps and famous astronaut and ground control sound bites. This course is for general music teachers of middle school and high school students

Discover a series of creative Mixcraft projects you can use with your middle school students. This course is for middle school and high school music teachers using PCs.

In this online training session, Katie will show you a range of ideas for adaptable units of work that focus on composition and creativity.  We’ll look at video game composition, film scoring, creating audio storybooks, songwriting, podcasting and a few more! This session is for teachers of all age groups.

In the Music Tech for Beginners course you will discover easy ways to get started with technology in the music classroom. This gentle introduction will cover the things you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. We’ll look at simple ideas you can use straight away, how to incorporate technology without re-writing your curriculum and which software and hardware to choose when setting up a basic music technology “kit”. If you are new to utilising technology or returning to work after a lengthy leave of absence,  if you feel like you have a few holes in your knowledge,  or if you’d like an introduction to some basic tech concepts and teaching ideas… this course is for you!

In this training session you will learn easy ways to incorporate music tech into your teaching when your students have Chromebooks or a combination of devices.  You’ll discover a range of great FREE music tech resources and explore fully-featured software options for recording, sequencing and notation. You will walk away with practical lesson ideas.  This session is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

Pro Tools is the industry standard professional digital audio workstation, however it is also very approachable at the education level.  This course covers audio recording, music composition and sound design. This course is for teachers of upper-middle and senior school students.

Take your Sibelius skills to the next level with this online course for advanced users.

Learn how to use Sibelius quickly and effectively, the right way. This course is for new Sibelius users and Sibelius users with holes in their knowledge of the program.

The course will demonstrate adaptable Sibelius lessons that suit a wide range of student ages and levels of experience.  This course is for teachers of middle and senior school students.

This is a live online training session I ran for the Australian String Teachers Association. It is tailored to instrumental teachers (but relevant to other types of music teachers too!).

This course will show you how to use Soundation with your middle and high school students. You will get an overview of the software and an intro to audio, midi and effects.

In this course you’ll learn how to use Soundtrap, how to add students to your Soundtrap account, how to create assignments for your students, and more.  This course is for teachers of any grade or age group.

Discover the tips and tricks that can make your arranging tasks quicker and easier using professional-standard notation application Sibelius. This course is for composers and arrangers who already have basic to intermediate-level knowledge of Sibelius.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo discusses how to incorporate STEAM activities at your school that connect music with a range of other subject areas. this course is for teachers of elementary, middle school and high school students.

Beepbox is a great little website that allows you to compose retro, 8-bit style video game music.  It’s very easy to use but has quite a number of features that allow you to do some cool things.

Hook Theory is a website with multiple resources.  The lessons I’ve created use the HookPad online software and also the TheoryTab section.

Isle of Tune is…different! You compose music by laying some road, building lamp posts, houses, trees and flowers and adding a car.  When the car drives past each object on the road, a musical sound is made. You need to try it out to understand it fully!

Interactive Whiteboard

In this course, you’ll discover fun, creative songwriting and composition tools, options for making your own engaging quizzes (that you don’t need to mark yourself!), ways to utilise video and how to create an interactive “musical” wall display. Suitable for beginners (and technophobes) or those looking for some new ideas.

In this course you’ll learn how to perform the Boom Snap Clap clapping game, how you can use technology to analyse and notate the clapping rhythm, how to record the rhythmic pattern using free online software, and how to compose a rap or song melody to go with your recorded rhythmic pattern.  For teachers of students in years 3-8.

This unit of work is about making music with….ANYTHING. Students will learn how to record found sounds or utilise ready-made samples to compose their own music. In this course you’ll learn how to compose with “found sounds” – using NASA space samples, and how to compose music with found sounds that students have recorded themselves. This course is for teachers of students in years 5 – 12.

In this course you’ll learn how to provide a simple rap structure that students can use to compose a rap, how to create a drum backing track (lots of different software options!) and how to record student voices. Your teach your elementary and middle school students how to write a simple rap about themselves. They create a drum pattern for backing track and then record their rap over the top.

Discover a simple approach to composing video game music using your favourite digital audio workstation and a free online 8-bit video theme composing tool. This course is for teachers of students in grades 5-12 with access to digital audio workstation software (ie. GarageBand, Mixcraft, Soundtrap, Acid Music Studio, Logic, Pro Tools, Studio One).

Guest presenter Shawna Longo shares 6 different creative music tech projects that she uses with her students. Each one incorporates multiple subjects, encourages collaboration, expands student understanding and can boost the advocacy of your music program. This course is for teachers of middle school and high school students.

During this session, Katie will share a simple step-by-step formula that will allow you to create original theme music for movies, intros and outros for your podcasts, and mood music for storytelling activities. Discover how easy it is to make music for genres includes space, robots, aliens, love story, dramatic action, car chase, news theme, and humour.  No musical experience necessary whatsoever! This course is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

Using digital sound stories, students can demonstrate learning in almost any subject area including music, literacy, maths, geography, art, drama, science. this course is for teachers of elementary and middle school students.

This course will explore ways in which you can take advantage of your interactive whiteboard (IWB) to enhance your delivery of music content to students by integrating audio, notation and video. This course is for elementary and middle school teachers with an IWB.

Elementary Ideas

In this course, you’ll discover fun, creative songwriting and composition tools, options for making your own engaging quizzes (that you don’t need to mark yourself!), ways to utilise video and how to create an interactive “musical” wall display. Suitable for beginners (and technophobes) or those looking for some new ideas.

This unit of work is about making music with….ANYTHING. Students will learn how to record found sounds or utilise ready-made samples to compose their own music. In this course you’ll learn how to compose with “found sounds” – using NASA space samples, and how to compose music with found sounds that students have recorded themselves. This course is for teachers of students in years 5 – 12.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo shares 6 different creative music tech projects that she uses with her students. Each one incorporates multiple subjects, encourages collaboration, expands student understanding and can boost the advocacy of your music program. This course is for teachers of middle school and high school students.

During this session, you’ll learn to create original theme music for movies, intros and outros for your podcasts, and mood music for storytelling activities. Discover how easy it is to make music for genres includes space, robots, aliens, love story, dramatic action, car chase, news theme, and humour.  No musical experience necessary whatsoever! This course is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

Using digital sound stories, students can demonstrate learning in almost any subject area including music, literacy, maths, geography, art, drama, science. this course is for teachers of elementary and middle school students.

In this course you’ll learn how to set priorities for spending your budget on tech, things you should have in your basic teacher tech “kit”, and buying gear and software that allows students to get hand-on with tech.

In this online training session, you will learn how to create a visual display that includes student performances, narration, audio versions of compositions created in software apps and more.  

This is a conference presentation Katie delivered at the New Zealand Making Music Matter National Conference in 2015. This course is for elementary music teachers.

This course focuses on the learning outcomes that students can achieve with iPads in the music classroom. this course is for elementary, middle and secondary school teachers who would like an overview of the types of things you can do with iPads in the music classroom.

This is a collection of lesson ideas that include a series of step-by-step creative iPad music projects using a handful of apps.  There are 22 projects in the collection with videos, written instructions and lots of bonus materials. This course is best suited to teachers of elementary and middle school students.

This course is a keynote delivered by Katie at the Music Education New Zealand national conference. You’ll learn about Katie’s tech background (or lack of it!), how she  overcame her fear of technology, ways to get started, and real teacher stories – how regular teachers are doing extraordinary things with tech in music.  This course is for teachers of all ages.

Using the Loopy app, learn how you can use the iPad as a live performance tool. This course is for teachers who want to use technology as a performance device, teachers who would like to incorporate improvisation into their lessons, and teachers of students interested in live looping as a performance option.

In the Music Tech for Beginners course you will discover easy ways to get started with technology in the music classroom. This gentle introduction will cover the things you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. We’ll look at simple ideas you can use straight away, how to incorporate technology without re-writing your curriculum and which software and hardware to choose when setting up a basic music technology “kit”. If you are new to utilising technology or returning to work after a lengthy leave of absence,  if you feel like you have a few holes in your knowledge,  or if you’d like an introduction to some basic tech concepts and teaching ideas… this course is for you!

In this training session you will learn easy ways to incorporate music tech into your teaching when your students have Chromebooks or a combination of devices.  You’ll discover a range of great FREE music tech resources and explore fully-featured software options for recording, sequencing and notation. You will walk away with practical lesson ideas.  This session is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

An introduction to Noteflight – the online notation software solution that works on all platforms. During this session, you’ll learn how you can use Noteflight in the teaching studio and classroom. Discover how quick it is to set up a score, enter notes, copy and paste music and transpose. Learn some tips and tricks and explore lesson plans and activities that you can use with your students.

In this course you’ll learn how to use Soundtrap, how to add students to your Soundtrap account, how to create assignments for your students, and more.  This course is for teachers of any grade or age group.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo discusses how to incorporate STEAM activities at your school that connect music with a range of other subject areas. this course is for teachers of elementary, middle school and high school students.

Beepbox is a great little website that allows you to compose retro, 8-bit style video game music.  It’s very easy to use but has quite a number of features that allow you to do some cool things.

Hook Theory is a website with multiple resources.  The lessons I’ve created use the HookPad online software and also the TheoryTab section.

Isle of Tune is…different! You compose music by laying some road, building lamp posts, houses, trees and flowers and adding a car.  When the car drives past each object on the road, a musical sound is made. You need to try it out to understand it fully!

Middle/High School Ideas

In this course, you’ll discover fun, creative songwriting and composition tools, options for making your own engaging quizzes (that you don’t need to mark yourself!), ways to utilise video and how to create an interactive “musical” wall display. Suitable for beginners (and technophobes) or those looking for some new ideas.

This unit is a collection of curated content for Ableton Live and the Push controller. It is suited for teachers who want to discover tips and lesson ideas for using Abelton Live and the Push controller – suits middle and senior school students.

Delve into the exciting world of movie soundtracks and explore composing, recording and editing film music, whilst synching sound to visuals. This course is for teachers of students in grades 5-12 with access to digital audio workstation software (desktop) that allows import of video (ie. GarageBand, Mixcraft, Acid Music Studio, Logic, Pro Tools, Studio One).

This unit of work is about making music with….ANYTHING. Students will learn how to record found sounds or utilise ready-made samples to compose their own music. In this course you’ll learn how to compose with “found sounds” – using NASA space samples, and how to compose music with found sounds that students have recorded themselves. This course is for teachers of students in years 5 – 12.

In this course you’ll learn how to weave this technology project into your regular music class activities. You’ll see examples of the blues progression used in non-blues songs, how to use a specific style of music and incorporate the blues, and how to use music software to record a 12 bar blues progression. This course is for teachers of middle school students.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo shares 6 different creative music tech projects that she uses with her students. Each one incorporates multiple subjects, encourages collaboration, expands student understanding and can boost the advocacy of your music program. This course is for teachers of middle school and high school students.

During this session, you’ll learn to create original theme music for movies, intros and outros for your podcasts, and mood music for storytelling activities. Discover how easy it is to make music for genres includes space, robots, aliens, love story, dramatic action, car chase, news theme, and humour.  No musical experience necessary whatsoever! This course is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

Using digital sound stories, students can demonstrate learning in almost any subject area including music, literacy, maths, geography, art, drama, science. this course is for teachers of elementary and middle school students.

In this course you’ll learn how to set priorities for spending your budget on tech, things you should have in your basic teacher tech “kit”, and buying gear and software that allows students to get hand-on with tech.

In this online training session, you will learn how to create a visual display that includes student performances, narration, audio versions of compositions created in software apps and more.

In this session we’ll start by looking at the work of popular Youtuber Andrew Huang and discover the techniques he uses to record, manipulate and arrange everyday “found sounds” to create make music from literally any object you can find: drum patterns, rhythmic patterns and interesting melodic parts.  We’ll then apply those techniques to NASA samples: kepler star sounds, space shuttle launch effects, Sputnik satellite beeps and famous astronaut and ground control sound bites. This course is for general music teachers of middle school and high school students

This course focuses on the learning outcomes that students can achieve with iPads in the music classroom. this course is for elementary, middle and secondary school teachers who would like an overview of the types of things you can do with iPads in the music classroom.

This is a collection of lesson ideas that include a series of step-by-step creative iPad music projects using a handful of apps.  There are 22 projects in the collection with videos, written instructions and lots of bonus materials. This course is best suited to teachers of elementary and middle school students.

This course is a keynote delivered by Katie at the Music Education New Zealand national conference. You’ll learn about Katie’s tech background (or lack of it!), how she  overcame her fear of technology, ways to get started, and real teacher stories – how regular teachers are doing extraordinary things with tech in music.  This course is for teachers of all ages.

Using the Loopy app, learn how you can use the iPad as a live performance tool. This course is for teachers who want to use technology as a performance device, teachers who would like to incorporate improvisation into their lessons, and teachers of students interested in live looping as a performance option.

Discover a series of creative Mixcraft projects you can use with your middle school students. This course is for middle school and high school music teachers using PCs.

In this online training session, Katie will show you a range of ideas for adaptable units of work that focus on composition and creativity.  We’ll look at video game composition, film scoring, creating audio storybooks, songwriting, podcasting and a few more! This session is for teachers of all age groups.

In the Music Tech for Beginners course you will discover easy ways to get started with technology in the music classroom. This gentle introduction will cover the things you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. We’ll look at simple ideas you can use straight away, how to incorporate technology without re-writing your curriculum and which software and hardware to choose when setting up a basic music technology “kit”. If you are new to utilising technology or returning to work after a lengthy leave of absence,  if you feel like you have a few holes in your knowledge,  or if you’d like an introduction to some basic tech concepts and teaching ideas… this course is for you!

In this training session you will learn easy ways to incorporate music tech into your teaching when your students have Chromebooks or a combination of devices.  You’ll discover a range of great FREE music tech resources and explore fully-featured software options for recording, sequencing and notation. You will walk away with practical lesson ideas.  This session is for teachers of all subjects and age levels.

Pro Tools is the industry standard professional digital audio workstation, however it is also very approachable at the education level.  This course covers audio recording, music composition and sound design. This course is for teachers of upper-middle and senior school students.

The course will demonstrate adaptable Sibelius lessons that suit a wide range of student ages and levels of experience.  This course is for teachers of middle and senior school students.

This course will show you how to use Soundation with your middle and high school students. You will get an overview of the software and an intro to audio, midi and effects.

In this course you’ll learn how to use Soundtrap, how to add students to your Soundtrap account, how to create assignments for your students, and more.  This course is for teachers of any grade or age group.

Guest presenter Shawna Longo discusses how to incorporate STEAM activities at your school that connect music with a range of other subject areas. this course is for teachers of elementary, middle school and high school students.

Beepbox is a great little website that allows you to compose retro, 8-bit style video game music.  It’s very easy to use but has quite a number of features that allow you to do some cool things.

Hook Theory is a website with multiple resources.  The lessons I’ve created use the HookPad online software and also the TheoryTab section.

Isle of Tune is…different! You compose music by laying some road, building lamp posts, houses, trees and flowers and adding a car.  When the car drives past each object on the road, a musical sound is made. You need to try it out to understand it fully!

Free Tech Resources

In this course you’ll learn amazingly easy recording, editing, sound stories & backing track creation using the free audio editing program Audacity. This course is for all music teachers including classroom/general, ensemble leaders, studio teachers.

Beepbox is a great little website that allows you to compose retro, 8-bit style video game music.  It’s very easy to use but has quite a number of features that allow you to do some cool things.

Hook Theory is a website with multiple resources.  The lessons I’ve created use the HookPad online software and also the TheoryTab section.

Isle of Tune is…different! You compose music by laying some road, building lamp posts, houses, trees and flowers and adding a car.  When the car drives past each object on the road, a musical sound is made. You need to try it out to understand it fully!

Teacher Tech Tips

What is a flipped classroom, how does it work and why would I want it?  By taking advantage of the shift in learning opportunities made available by technology, you can harness the “natural” communication methods of students – all while simultaneously catering for different learning styles and paces.

In this course you’ll learn how to set priorities for spending your budget on tech, things you should have in your basic teacher tech “kit”, and buying gear and software that allows students to get hand-on with tech.

Lyric videos that have lyrics that show up line-by-line in time to an audio track can be a useful tool in teaching students songs and helping them to learn lyrics by heart.  In this training, we’ll look at a simple method that involves using Powerpoint (on PC) or Keynote (on Mac).  The result will be a simple video with a soundtrack and lyrics that appear at the right time throughout the song. This course is for teachers of all age groups.

Learn how to transform your paper sheet music into a digital format.

In this online training session, you will learn how to create a visual display that includes student performances, narration, audio versions of compositions created in software apps and more.

This course is a keynote delivered by Katie at the Music Education New Zealand national conference. You’ll learn about Katie’s tech background (or lack of it!), how she  overcame her fear of technology, ways to get started, and real teacher stories – how regular teachers are doing extraordinary things with tech in music.  This course is for teachers of all ages.

In this short training session, we’ll look at a simple way you can create your own follow-the-bouncing-ball lyrics videos.

In the Music Tech for Beginners course you will discover easy ways to get started with technology in the music classroom. This gentle introduction will cover the things you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. We’ll look at simple ideas you can use straight away, how to incorporate technology without re-writing your curriculum and which software and hardware to choose when setting up a basic music technology “kit”. If you are new to utilising technology or returning to work after a lengthy leave of absence,  if you feel like you have a few holes in your knowledge,  or if you’d like an introduction to some basic tech concepts and teaching ideas… this course is for you

Take your Sibelius skills to the next level with this online course for advanced users.

Learn how to use Sibelius quickly and effectively, the right way. This course is for new Sibelius users and Sibelius users with holes in their knowledge of the program.

The course will demonstrate adaptable Sibelius lessons that suit a wide range of student ages and levels of experience.  This course is for teachers of middle and senior school students.

This is a live online training session I ran for the Australian String Teachers Association. It is tailored to instrumental teachers (but relevant to other types of music teachers too!).

Discover the tips and tricks that can make your arranging tasks quicker and easier using professional-standard notation application Sibelius. This course is for composers and arrangers who already have basic to intermediate-level knowledge of Sibelius.

In this workshop we’ll talk about some little ways technology can help to make your life as a music teacher organised and stress-free. This course is for any (music) teacher who is short on time, those who would like to work more efficiently, and anyone who is frustrated by not being able to find the right information when you need it!