My article, “Sound Systems for the 21st- Century Classroom” was featured in the November 2016 Texas Music Educators magazine Southwestern Musician. To see a pdf version of the article, click HERE. Some of the items referenced in the article can be seen in the links below. The are examples of some of the products you can use in your classroom. Other … Read More
Thanks for attending a workshop. Please click on the session title below to download the PDF handouts and feel free to give to your colleagues. If I can be of any further service, please contact me via the email on the handout or use the Contact Form. FREE Technology for the Music Educator Basics of Audio for the Music … Read More
The new version of QuickTime (version 10.2 running on OS 10.8 or greater) allows you to take a screen recording of your computer. Getting audio requires a few tricks. The easiest way, albeit a bit “old school”, is to use a hard-wire to get sound from your computer back into your computer. Get a 1/8” stereo to 1/8” stereo audio … Read More
This is the Accelerated Format for the course Teaching Music with GarageBand. The Accelerated Format delivers 10 sessions (Units) over a 5-week period. The course Units overlap Saturday through Wednesday and Tuesday through Saturday. One Unit is made available on Saturday morning by 8 AM (EST). Participant’s assignments for this Unit are due by Monday (midnight PST) with responses to … Read More
Session handouts from TMEA/TI:ME 2013
Roland has just introduced a hand-held device for vocalists, the Roland VT-12 Vocal Trainer.
I decided to do an experiment with my Introduction to Electronic Music classes. I created an entire unit that I would give very little “live” explanation about the assignments but provided students with detailed assignment sheets, complete with graphics, and corresponding video explaining and demonstrating how to do each assignment in the software. All the teaching and work would be done in class just as always except, this time, they would be listening and watching me explain and demonstrate via video screen-cast. The unit I chose was the Final Project. Suffice to say, things are much better than expected!
The 10 session course will be in the Standard Format and run for 11 consecutive weeks, skipping Thanksgiving week. In 10 sessions you’ll not only learn the basics of GarageBand but how to use it to teach basic music and composition skills to your students. You leave the course with all the materials you need to teach an introductory course using music technology including 17 lesson plans, student assignment sheets, handouts and worksheets for the lessons.
A frequent discussion thread in music education involves re-evaluating traditional school ensemble music programs – bands, orchestras, choirs – and the role of music education in reaching and teaching what Rick Dammers and David Williams refer to as “non-traditional” music students. At their website, Music Creativity Through Technology, Dammers and Williams make the case for the kinds of programs that … Read More