Video CoolClips_vc014409This hands-on course is designed for music educators who want to create effective video presentations for students and parents.  Participants will incorporate Audacity audio recording/editing software, Google Slides presentation software, and iMovie (Mac) or Movie Maker (Windows) video editing software. Participants will utilize YouTube to upload a completed movie, create a channel, develop playlists for student use, and embed videos on a teacher website. All participants will leave the course with a completed movie that can immediately be used for recruitment, parent, or community information.

This course is offered online in four (4)  Topics/Units. Participants will log into a secure Learning Management System, MusicEdTech Moodle Classroom, to receive course materials including readings, lesson plans for teaching, assignments for student use, video instruction on how to use the software, video instruction on teaching with the software, pertinent audio, MIDI files and assignments for participants. Assignments simulate student assignments in the lesson plans to demonstrate content and technical proficiency. Participants will share work and comment on other participants work via our online, secure classroom.

THIS COURSE IS CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2015. For more information about future offerings, please contact us by using our Contact Form

What you’ll learn:
  • the basic functions of the Audacity, Google Slides and iMovie/Movie Maker through a direct experience creating a product useful for their classroom
  • develop engaging presentations using Google Slides that include interesting formatting and photos
  • create a Google account
  • use and share a Google Slides presentation
  • various audio formats (WAV, MP3, etc.) and understand the purpose of each
  • develop a short movie project in iMovie/Movie Maker with transitions, titles, and effects
  • export completed videos as MOV/MP4 files into their own
  • create your own YouTube channel and develop a YouTube playlist
  • embed a video project on a teacher website using YouTube embed code
Video for the Educator includes:
  • 4 session course delivered asynchronously. Learn on your own schedule within the course weeks
  • A copy of the book “YouTube in Music Education”
  • Materials to use in your classroom
  • All course materials to complete the course
  • FREE subscription to for the duration of the course
Who should take this course?

This course is for any educators who is interested in utilizing audio and video in their student work or personal projects.

 By the end of this course you will know and be able to:
  • edit audio
  • create and format photo slides
  • create effective instructional and information video
  • upload and embed your video
What you will need:
  • A computer with internet access
  • Audacity (free download, Windows/Mac
  • Google Account (free) to access Google Slides and YouTube
  • iMovie (free application, included with all Macintosh computers) or Movie Maker (free application, downloadable for Windows computers(
Cost and Payment Terms

Cost: US $295.00. An optional one (1) graduate credit is available.

Payment options for the course are:

  • Credit card (via the Paypal website. No Paypal account necessary.)
  • Paypal
  • Invoice option available for schools and businesses in the US. Purchase order number required at time of registration
  • Payment or PO must be received before the first course date. Please also note the course cancellation policy
  • If you wish to sign up for the course, but do not yet have approval (a PO) from your school, please email me.
Music Ed Tech Cancellation Policy

Please review the MusicEdTech Cancellation Policy.

To cancel your registration for a class, please use our Contact Form or send an email to: support(at)

How to register

Registration for the course is separate from the optional graduate credit registration. Register for this course using the button at the bottom of this page. You will be given the option to pay via PayPal, credit card or a personal check. If you are paying via credit card, click on the PayPal option. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay via credit card. PayPal is the vehicle through which we collect and charge your credits card. There are no additional fees to you.

If you would like graduate credit, please register for the course on this registration site before processing the paperwork and fees to the university. For school purchases orders, please use the contact form to make a request.

Tuition for the course is $295 (graduate credit is optional and separate)
Graduate Credit:

MusicEdTech has partnered with the Northeast Consortium for Staff Development (NCSD) to make graduate credits available for all MusicEdTech online courses through the Van Loan School at Endicott College. Endicott College is a fully accredited undergraduate and graduate school through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., (NEASC).

K-12 educators can use these graduate credits toward

  • salary advancement
  • certification
  • license renewal
  • degree completion

Please check with your district, graduate school or state department of education for their graduate credit requirements.

Each MusicEdTech online course is eligible for one (1) graduate credit for an additional $200 payable to the Northeast Consortium for Staff Development who will process all the paperwork with Endicott College Van Loan School. Please download this Endicott Registration Form for Video course and send to NCSD along wit your payment of $200 for one graduate credit. You may also register by calling NCSD directly at (978) 322-2203.

The Endicott College course number for VIDEO FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS  is EDPX543

Please note that MusicEdTech does not give, exchange, process or give transcripts for graduate credit. All transactions payments and cancellations for graduate credit are through NCSD. Transcripts can be obtained directly through Endicott College at the completion of the course by contacting the Office of the Registrar. Please allow at least two weeks after the course completion for your grades to be processed.

Instructor: Michael Fein

MFein PhotoMichael Fein earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Rutgers University and a Masters of Jazz Saxophone Performance from Rowan University. He released his debut jazz CD entitled Four Flights Up in April 2005. Michael has presented numerous sessions at music and technology conferences including the 2005 National Education Computing Conference and the 2009 and 2010 TI:ME National Conferences and he was awarded the TI:ME Teacher of the Year 2007.  In 2010, Michael co-authored “Making Music with GarageBand and Mixcraft”, a music production curriculum text. Michael currently teaches graduate music technology courses at The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and music technology electives and jazz ensemble at Haverford High School (Havertown, PA).

Course Outline (subject to change)
Week 1: Course Management Software, Google Drive, & Google Slides

  1. Course learning management software
  2. Expectations for participation in the course
  3. Review the course materials and technology to implement the course
  4. Creating a Google account
  5. Staying organized with Google Drive
  6. Creating presentations with Google Slides
  7. Exporting and converting Google Slides presentations

Week 2: Audacity

  1. Basic audio editing (selection tool, time shift tool, cut, copy, and paste)
  2. Improving volume with normalizing and maximizing (fades and the envelope tool)
  3. Importing pre-recorded audio and adjusting volumes
  4. Recording audio and adjusting levels
  5. Exporting audio and the various audio formats (WAV, MP3, etc.)


Week 3 – Video Editing

  1. Importing media (JPG, MP3, MP4/MOV) into video editing software
  2. Transitions in video editing software
  3. Adding text elements within video editing software
  4. Working with audio in video editing software
  5. Working with still images in video editing software
  6. Working with video in video editing software
  7. Exporting video and the various video formats
  8. Copyright considerations

Week 4 – YouTube

  1. Creating a YouTube channel
  2. Searching for videos and creating playlists
  3. Understanding the difference between public, unlisted, and private
  4. Sharing videos with a link, email, and embed code
  5. Uploading original content to YouTube
  6. Creating a free website to make your videos easily accessible to students

To learn more about online courses and to determine if it is right for you, go to this page: Online Course FAQ

This course is also offered for Graduates Credits.