Sound Systems for the 21st-Century Classroom

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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

Fall 2012 Teaching Music with GarageBand Online Course Starts October 3

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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.

Re-evaluating School Music Programs by Scott Watson

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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

Course Calendar Summer 2012

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Teaching Music with GarageBand Three (3) Graduate Credits through Salem State University   Here’s the course calendar for the course beginning June 16, 2012. The Accelerated Format delivers 10 Units over a 5-week period. The Course Weeks overlap Saturday through Wednesday and Tuesday through Saturday. One Unit is made available on Saturday morning by 8 AM. Participant’s assignments for this Unit … Read More