I teach music educators how to integrate technology into their teaching. I explain things simply – without “tech-speak” – and no question is too silly.
My philosophy on technology integration in music is simple: use it to enhance, reinforce and – in some cases – improve what you do and how you do it. It’s only a small part of the picture. Singing, playing, composing and listening are still the most important aspects of music education. You don’t need to change your curriculum to include technology. Rather, take advantage of what it can offer – an increase in productivity, a new exciting way to present a standard topic or a fun way to reinforce concepts you’ve already taught.
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What I do
My aim is to help music teachers have fun with technology! I do that through hands-on workshops, conference presentations, online training courses and ebooks.
Midnight Music Community – the Midnight Music Community is your solution for online music tech professional development, lesson plans, personalised support and hand-holding (if you want it!).
Inside the Community are 12 online courses which cover specific technology topics such as iPads, GarageBand, Mixcraft, Sibelius, Music Tech For Beginners, Audacity and more. Unlike most other online music software or technology courses, they have been designed specifically for music teachers. Most of the courses are centred around student-based projects – step-by-step adaptable projects that teach you and the students software skills “accidentally” along the way.
In addition to the courses are lesson plans, questions and answers around using technology in music education, group challenges to help you achieve your goals and the chance to connect with other music teachers just like you. Find out more here.
iPad Lesson Ideas – one of my most popular workshop themes is the use of iPads in music education. If you’d like some step-by-step projects that you can use with your students (plus a series of videos , checklists, guides and other bonus materials), take a look at iPad Projects in the Music Classroom. There’s also a free Mini iPad Course to get you started.
Workshops and Speaking – I run music technology workshops and speak at conferences (both as a keynote speaker and/or clinician) and other events. I live in Melbourne, Australia but regularly travel interstate and overseas.
1. Free iPad course
2. Free ebook: music tech resources
3. Downloadable music image libraries (to use in your own resources)
4. Useful shortcut lists (print for your students)
- Sibelius Shortcuts
- Acid Music Studio Shortcuts
- Mixcraft Shortcuts
- GarageBand Shortcuts
- Audacity Shortcuts
5. Game cards for Staff Wars
Favourite blog posts
Here’s a taste of some of my most popular blog posts:
- Best notation apps for iPad
- 30+ Fun Ways to Teach the Notes of the Staff Using Technology
- The Complete Guide To The Cup Song
- 19 Free iPad apps for Musical Creativity
- Flipped Music Lessons On Any Device, Super-Fast
- How To Create Spooky Music Using GarageBand For iPad
- 100+ Clever Music Videos To Show Students
- Audacity Tip: How To Change The Key or Tempo Of A Song
- How To Display Your iPad In The Music Classroom
- Using Incredibox to Introduce Remixing
- 18 Ways To Use A Single iPad In The Music Classroom
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