music technology

10 Ways Google Slides Helps My Students Build Music Literacy

By |2019-05-31T02:50:14+11:00May 22nd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas! It is not always strictly musical technology that helps students learn effectively in music class! One of the most powerful technology tools I use in my classroom is the versatile Google Slides. Google Slides is an online slide deck creation tool that

15 Youtube Play-Along Channels & Playlists for Music Teachers

By |2019-05-22T02:38:24+11:00May 17th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas|

YouTube Play-Along Channels & Playlists for music teachers What to consider There are lots of play-along channels out there that are great for using in a classroom with students. Whether it’s playing a ukulele, recorder, boomwhackers, body percussion or even just for a bit of fun, we’ve got something for you in this list of

Top Tips for Running Successful Music Tech Lessons & How to Avoid Disasters!

By |2019-05-10T23:00:43+11:00May 10th, 2019|General, Teacher Tech Tips|

Introduction Things I’ve learnt…. Over the years, I’ve discovered a few ways to ensure the smooth running of lessons, workshops and presentations that involve technology. One of the biggest fears about technology is that things will go wrong - and they definitely can do.  It’s happened to me MANY times, but I’ve developed a few

9 More Things You Didn’t Know About GarageBand for iPad

By |2019-05-05T20:32:50+11:00May 5th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

9 More “Hidden” GarageBand Tips Back in the early days of the GarageBand iPad app, I wrote an article sharing some “hidden” tips  - 9 of them to be exact.  Surprisingly, they are all still relevant today! Lately, I’ve been immersed in the GarageBand app once again, while preparing my new Music Teacher’s Guide To

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand on iOS 11 and Later

By |2019-05-05T20:15:00+11:00May 4th, 2019|iPads, Teacher Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Note: this is an updated version of a post that was published in 2016. The GarageBand app on iPad and the operating system have had some changes since then, so this article is applicable to GarageBand on iOS 11 and later. Let's say you or your students

MTT52 Adopting New Technology with Jenny Chapman

By |2018-10-23T09:08:00+11:00April 24th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Podcast|

Today my guest is Jenny Chapman, who is the Junior School Music Co-ordinator at St John's Grammar in Belair, South Australia, which is in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.  She teaches students from the Early Learning Centre, through to year 6. In 2017, Jenny’s school made the decision to switch from Macs to Surface Pros, so

MTT22: Project Based Learning and Using Video In Teaching with George Hess

By |2018-09-06T00:58:07+11:00June 27th, 2017|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

George Hess has been teaching music tech to tertiary students for more than 25 years in the USA and also in Singapore. We talk about his experience with project based learning and using video to enhance student learning.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links

10 Most Popular Music Tech in Education Posts of 2016

By |2018-09-06T01:09:43+11:00January 4th, 2017|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Happy holiday season! As the year comes to a close, I’ve been reviewing what went on here at Midnight Music in 2016. It was an exciting year for me and I’ve celebrated a few milestones along the way.  Some of my favourites: Launching the Midnight Music Community - my online professional learning community for all

Sampling and Composing with Found Objects – The Andrew Huang Challenge

By |2018-09-07T00:55:46+11:00October 25th, 2016|Middle and High School Ideas|

Found sound compositions in the style of Andrew Huang 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