new online course!

learn how to create effective tutorials, playalongs, end-of-year showcases and virtual ensemble videos (using free software).


do any of these sound familiar?

  • "I'd love to learn some basic video editing skills, but I don't know where to start!"
  • "I want to make rhythm playalongs but can't find any tutorials that explain the process."
  • "There are so many choices when it comes to video editing software that I find it overwhelming."
  • "Whenever I've made videos in the past it has taken me AGES. There must be a better way of working"

you can create videos even if

you have limited time and money!

Teachers have told me they want: 

  • a course that shows the video creation process step-by-step
  • tips for working more efficiently so it doesn't take SO LONG!
  • instructions for projects that are unique to music teachers (like musically-timed playalong videos!)

say hello to...
Video Creation For Music Teachers

Video Creation For Music Teachers is an online course for teachers who want to create playalongs, tutorials, end-of-year showcases and yes, even virtual ensemble videos.

Hello! I'm Katie Wardrobe.

Join me inside the Video Creation for Music Teachers online course, and I'll show you how you can create a range of video projects. And we will have fun doing it!

I am an education technology trainer, speaker and consultant from Melbourne, Australia. I run my own business - Midnight Music and I love working with adult learners.  I've trained thousands of teachers from all over the world - both online and in person - for around 12 years and I still get a thrill when someone learns something new and exciting!  

I have often said that one of the most useful things I've learnt in recent years is how to create and edit videos.  It's something I truly love doing (seriously!) and my video projects have included everything from simple tasks (cropping unwanted sections and adding fade-ins and titles) to more advanced work (ex. scripted screencast tutorials with annotations). I've even worked to create more complex timed music videos with hundreds of images that change every two beats of the music! I'll teach the best and easiest ways to do it all!


Let's get started!

about this course

learn at your chosen pace

The 5 course modules will be released once per week starting mid-Jan 2021.  Work alongside other course members as each module is released OR work at your own pace and take your time.


There is no specific deadline for the course: you will have access to all of the materials for as long as you have an active membership to the Midnight Music Community!


step-by-step instructions 

Beginner and intermediate video creators are all welcome in this course.  


Each course module focusses on a practical project and instructions will show you how to create each video step-by-step.

ask questions in our friendly forum

You can ask questions and connect with other course participants in our forums.  No question is ever "too silly"!


Course members will also be invited to share their video projects with one another.  It's optional but super useful if you'd like a little inspiration, or if you'd like some feedback on your own creations.

Are you ready to learn how to make your own videos?

You will get ongoing access to:

STEP-BY-STEP ONLINE COURSE

WITH 5 MODULES


Each module walks you through a video project via bite-sized, binge-able tutorials. You'll learn the basics of creating your own video projects,

plus a whole range of ninja tricks to help you work smarter and faster. 


Module 1 (from 19 Jan 2021):

How to create effective tutorial videos

  • How to use Loom to record your screen, your voice and yourself
  • How to achieve good quality sound
  • How to add annotations and edit
  • Tips for planning and preparation 
  • How to save and share your videos

Module 2 (from 25 Jan 2021):

How to make playalong videos (simple)

  • What makes a good playalong? Analysis of different types
  • How to create quick lyric, chord and rhythm playalongs
  • Copyright considerations for soundtracks
  • Adding a simple "pointer" or highlight

Module 3 (from 1 Feb 2021):

How to make a video montage or concert showcase

  • Creative ideas for end-of-year or showcase videos
  • Introduction to De Vinci Resolve software
  • How to put together a montage using images and video
  • How to create a virtual concert-style compilation video

Module 4: (from 8 Feb 2021)

How to make playalong videos (advanced) and how to use a green screen

  • Create your own advanced playalongs with animation, green screen effects and picture-in-picture
  • How to find or create notation, background images, chords, clipart 
  • How to set up a green screen on a budget (for less than $10!) and place yourself in front of different backgrounds
  • How to create a picture-in-picture effect

Module 5 (from 15 Feb 2021):

How to create a virtual choir or band or multitrack a cappella video

  • In this module we'll tackle everyone's favorite topic and create a (small) virtual ensemble video 
  • Learn the workflow and tips for synchronising multiple videos which can be scaled up for larger projects
  • Discover why careful preparation and clear directions for your performers are the key!
  • Tips for basic audio editing, placing videos in a grid layout and what to do if your computer is struggling (!)

PLUS CHECKLISTS, CLIPART, GUIDES AND OTHER RESOURCES!

Downloadable resources for your video projects

#1: Downloadable PDFs 

Checklists, Guides and Workflows

Downloadable guides, checklists and recommended workflows that will help you work more efficiently and find quality resources quickly and easily.

#2: Clipart collections

Clipart You Can Use In Your Videos

You will get access to a range of clipart collections that I've created: notation images, guitar chord diagrams, ukulele chord diagrams, Boomwhacker images, and body percussion images.

#3: Curated resources

Hand-Picked Curated Digital Resources

All course members will get access to my hand-picked collection of curated digital resources including the most useful Youtube tutorials, downloadable resources, websites and other links.  

course requirements (important!)

In order to complete the video projects in this course you will need a computer with the following:

  • a Mac or Windows computer (MacOS 10.14.16 Mojave or later OR Windows 10 preferably with at least 16GB RAM. 8GB RAM is the bare minimum. iPads and Chromebooks not suitable)
  • Chrome Browser
  • Loom Chrome Extension (free)*
  • Loom desktop app (free)*
  • Da Vinci Resolve video editing software (free)

*teachers can sign up for Loom using their school email and then apply for Loom's Education version which unlocks advanced features at no extra cost

"Katie is an excellent communicator and set you up for success from the very beginning"

"This is a brilliant way to do a PD - in the comfort of your home! Katie is an excellent communicator and sets you up for success from the very beginning, with helpful notes and the ability to ask questions on the go. Her sessions are sequential and easy to follow, and if there is something you need clarification on, she is more than willing to help. I highly recommend Midnight Music / Katie's online training and I look forward to the next one!"

Ramona  // Online Training Attendee

are you ready to create awesome videos?

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Course access via the Midnight Music Community

monthly membership option

Special monthly subscription offer

USD $49 $39 per month

(recurring, cancel anytime)

  • Access to ALL Video Creation For Music Teachers training modules (module 1 available 19 January 2021)
  • Private pop-up Facebook group with access to course creator Katie Wardrobe
  • All future updates or additions to the course!

- PLUS - 

  • Access to ALL Midnight Music training courses & lesson plans
  • Lesson materials for iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, PCs
  • Music Tech Resource Bank - collection of lesson resources
  • Monthly live music tech training session
  • Join over 900 teachers in the discussion forum
  • Ask any music tech questions you like
  • Professional development certificates available for training 
  • Ongoing support
  • Cancel anytime
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Course access via the Midnight Music Community

annual membership option

Special annual subscription offer

USD $490 $390 per year

(recurring, cancel anytime)

  • Access to ALL Video Creation For Music Teachers training modules (module 1 available 19 January 2021)
  • Private pop-up Facebook group with access to course creator Katie Wardrobe
  • All future updates or additions to the course!

- PLUS - 

  • Access to ALL Midnight Music training courses & lesson plans
  • Lesson materials for iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, PCs
  • Music Tech Resource Bank - collection of lesson resources
  • Monthly live music tech training session
  • Join over 900 teachers in the discussion forum
  • Ask any music tech questions you like
  • Professional development certificates available for training
  • Ongoing support
  • Cancel anytime
  • 12 months for the price of 10!

Purchase order payment option (click here)!

what teachers are saying about Katie's courses

"So helpful."

"[Katie's training] was very helpful in teaching how to create professional resources. Clear explanations, excellent visuals, a handout to follow along and even opportunities to ask questions during the webinar. Also a certificate of completion. Highly recommend!"

Elizabeth // Online Training Attendee

"I highly recommend attending Katie's online trainings!"

"Katie is very thorough and organized, and offers great tips and resources for those attending. I highly recommend attending one of her online trainings."

Cathy // Online Training Attendee

Anytime, anywhere, create your beautiful teaching resources, specifically designed for educators.

frequently asked questions

What if I'm a beginner? Or a technophobe??

Is the Video Creation course live? Is there a time limit on access to the training materials?

What do I need for the course?

What if I don't have a computer that meets the requirements?

When I sign up for the course, do I get access to everything else in the Midnight Music Community?


 Questions? Please contact us at support@midnightmusic.com.au and we'll help you out.

"Thank you, Katie, for making it super simple!"

"Online training was very interesting and useful for my professional development. I found many great ideas about using technology in music workshops that I run for school children. Thank you Katie for making it super simple!"

Spela  // Online Training Attendee

this course is filled with resources just right for you!

Sign up and you'll get:

  • Simple video training for creating engaging teaching videos
  • Unlimited access to all course content
  • Step-by-step video walkthroughs for all modules
  • Access to any future updates to training materials
  • Piece of mind knowing that you don’t have to spend loads of time working things out from scratch! 

get unlimited access to everything included.

30-DAY 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

The Video Creation for Music Teachers online course is 100% RISK FREEIf you feel like you don't get great value from the training materials, email the Midnight Music support team at (support@midnightmusic.com.au) ANYTIME during the first 30 days, show us that you actually did the work and we'll happily refund your full payment. Try the material and see if it's right for you over the next 30 days. No guess work needed. Use the material and see for yourself. If you commit to the work and don't feel the value is there, email us and we'll give you a prompt refund. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. 

"Katie is a wealth of knowledge!"

"I always come away having learned something new that I can use immediately! Katie has a wealth of knowledge and shares what she knows so well!"

Gabriella //  Online Training Attendee

are you ready to make effective videos for YOUR classroom?

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