Fall 2012 Teaching Music with GarageBand Online Course Starts October 3

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, online course0 Comments

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.

CMEA 11

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, Presentations, Session Handouts, teaching3 Comments

I gave two technology sessions at the CMEA 2011 In Service Conference. Click on the links below to download the handouts. Thursday, April 7, 1:15 PM  TeachMusicHandout2 Friday, April 8, 10:15 AM – 12:15 AM GarageBand Thanks for attending my sessions. Please let me know if I can assist you further. Contact me click HERE. Thanks!

NYSSMA Handout

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, Presentations, Session Handouts, teaching2 Comments

On December 3, 2010, I gave a session at the NY State School Music Association Winter Conference in Rochester, NY entitled Teach Music. The Technology Will Follow. The session was about how free or inexpensive entry-level software for Mac (GarageBand) or PC (Mixcraft) can be used to teach music concepts. I ran out of handouts so here’s a .pdf file … Read More

Speed Composing

Barbara Freedmanlessons, student music4 Comments

It’s the end of the school year and my most advanced class, Electronic Music 3, is getting a little restless. I made their final exam the submission to MENC Electronic Music Talent Search and that was submitted a few of weeks ago. Yesterday, a couple of students came in and told me they challenged each other to a match. They wanted to see who could compose the best Reggaeton piece in one class. Other students heard this and wanted in. So began our first “Speed Composing” contest.