Engaging, practical music tech professional development

I teach music educators how to integrate technology into their teaching in useful, creative and engaging ways. I explain things simply, without “tech-speak” – and no question is too silly.

My training sessions feature:

  • Ideas that you can use in class tomorrow
  • Simple, clear “non-techie” explanations
  • Relevant, practical training
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An​​​​na Olson  - Music Educator


Professional Development Services

Katie provides online training, workshops and keynotes that will inspire and engage music teachers. Sessions are fun, highly practical and ideal.

The Options

Join the Midnight Music Community

24/7 access to a range of online music tech training, lesson ideas, resources and a community forum. Connect with other teachers and get direct access to Katie and other music tech experts. Professional development certificates provided. Open to individual music teachers and multi-teacher groups.

Online (Virtual) Workshops and Presentations

Custom professional development session on a topic of your choosing - presented live - with an open question/answer session for music staff from your school or organisation. A recording of the session is also provided.

Face-to-Face Workshops

In-person practical workshops on a wide range of relevant topics for music staff from your school or organisation (within Australia or internationally).

Conference Sessions

Katie regularly presents at conferences network meetings and other music education events.and her sessions have great feedback! Presentations are fun and practical and attendees leave with digital resources that can be accessed after the session.

Keynote Presentations

Katie’s keynote presentations aim to inspire and engage music teachers. Keynote topics include: Playing and Creating Music in the 21st Century - Inspirational Uses Of Technology and Level Up! Simple, Creative and Practical Technology Integration in Music Education.


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An​​​​na Olson  - Music Educator


Experienced Presenter

Katie is a highly sought-after presenter with more than 10 years’ experience and she has presented to thousands of music educators all over Australia, New Zealand, in the USA and beyond. She is known for her simple, easy-to-follow explanations, creative music tech lesson ideas and her philosophy that “no tech question is too silly or too small”!


Past conferences and events have included:

  • Australian Society for Music Education (Keynote)
  • Kodaly national (Keynote)
  • MENZA (Keynote)
  • Texas Music Educators Association Convention
  • International Society of Technology in Education
  • Orff National
  • Kodaly Vic
  • Maryborough Music conference
  • MusicEdNet DAYTiME conference series
  • and more!

Topics

Katie is available to speak on a wide range of music technology in education topics. Here are popular workshops and presentations she has delivered in the past:

  • Engaging Ways To Use Tech in Your Music Classes

  • Best Free Tech Resources for Music Teachers

  • Google Slides for Music Educators

  • Best Tech Tools To Increase Engagement During Remote, Hybrid or Face-to-Face Learning

  • Transform Your Productivity: Tips For Using Tech 

  • Flipgrid For Music Teachers Step By Step

  • Digital Badging in Music Education

  • Online Teaching Tips and Lesson Ideas For Music Teachers

  • Best Google Tips and Hacks For Music Teachers

  • Create awesome teaching resources with Powerpoint, Keynote or Slides

  • Streamlining your music library - digitise your sheet music

  • Fun Formative Assessment Tools For Music Teachers

  • How To Create Teaching Videos: Tutorials, Playalong/Singalongs and More

  • GarageBand on iPad: Lesson Ideas and Everything Else You Need To Know

  • Creative Projects Using GarageBand on Mac

  • Creative Projects Using Soundtrap or Bandlab

  • iPads in the Music Classroom

  • Chromebooks in the Music Classroom

  • Basic Audio Recording and Editing for Music Teachers

  • Engaging Music Tech Curriculum Ideas For Middle School

  • Create Your Own Beautiful Teaching Resources with Canva

  • Film Scoring for Middle and High School

  • Video Game Composing for Middle and High School

  • Utilising Technology in the Instrumental Music Teaching Studio

  • Digital Portfolios In The Music Classroom 

  • Creating Scores Using Sibelius (or Noteflight or Flat.io, or MuseScore)


What People are Saying

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An​​​​na Olson  - Music Educator