How You Can Use In-Built iPad Accessibility Settings In Your Music Classroom

By |2019-11-22T08:01:15+11:00November 22nd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. iPads are a powerful tool for music learning, and they can be a very accessible tool for the music classroom with the right apps and settings. I wrote about iPad apps for music making with students who have special needs here, but

How to Use Keezy Classic: Accessible Music Making App

By |2019-11-19T02:40:17+11:00November 16th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Sometimes, the motor skills required to play a specific instrument aren’t attainable for a student. Whether it’s a temporary injury or a permanent disability, students can be disappointed if they have to play a different instrument than their classmates. With Keezy Classic,

3 Ways to Take Control of Technology with Apple Classroom

By |2019-11-09T04:01:25+11:00July 4th, 2019|iPads, Macs and PCs|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. My first years of teaching were hard! Way harder than it looked in the classroom of the master Kodaly educator where I was a student teacher in Gahanna, Ohio, USA. I would spend many extra hours prepping and preparing for each of

35 Free iPad Apps for Music Teachers

By |2019-07-11T11:13:47+10:00June 29th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

Anyone else get completely overwhelmed by the amount of iPad apps available in the App Store? It is just an endless list and it’s so hard to know where to even begin. I’ve collected a number of free iPad apps for music teachers over the past few years and today I’m super excited to share

MTT79: Must-Have Music Accessories For Your iPad

By |2019-07-04T03:22:10+10:00June 24th, 2019|iPads, Podcast|

Our theme for this month on the blog and podcast is iPads, and in today’s episode, I’m going to talk about some of the useful accessories and adaptors that you and your students can use with iPads in order to expand their capabilities in the music classroom. In my new GarageBand for iPad

MTT04: 19 Ways To Use A Single iPad in the Music Classroom

By |2018-09-06T01:07:58+10:00January 31st, 2017|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode: What if you don't have access to multiple iPads in the music classroom? What can you do with just a single iPad? As it turns out - quite a lot! I'll discuss some of the ways you can use your own iPad with your students, from identifying notes of the staff, to

Lesson Plan: Composer of the Month Collages

By |2018-09-07T00:56:11+10:00October 24th, 2016|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Composer Of The Month Pic Collages This article has been written by a guest poster.  If you’re interested in contributing an article, you can apply here. Welcome to the first blog post written by a guest author! The author is Justin Kamp - a K-3 and 6th grade General Music teacher in Milton, Wisconsin.  Justin

Halloween Activity: Live Film Scoring With Elementary Students

By |2018-09-07T00:57:19+10:00October 10th, 2016|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Group composition: film scoring Recently one of the members of the Midnight Music Community (MMC) - teacher Brigitte Louise Lessard from Québec, Canada - shared a halloween music technology lesson she has had much success with in her elementary classes.  It’s a film scoring activity, but rather than have the students compose a score and

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand for iPad

By |2018-09-07T00:57:58+10:00October 4th, 2016|iPads, Teacher Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Let's say you or your students have created an audio file in another app or software program - maybe on a laptop even - and now you want to import that audio file into GarageBand because you'd like to use the Smart Drums to add a backing.

How to programme your own drum patterns – a beginner’s guide for students (part 1)

By |2018-09-07T01:01:02+10:00July 15th, 2016|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Encourage students creativity: record drum patterns from scratch When using music software to put a song together, it’s easy for students to head straight to the loop library to find a drum pattern.  It’s a quick solution, but once you become familiar with the loop library of your school’s chosen software package, you start to