Useful tips on how to be successful if you are forced into teaching online during this coronavirus outbreak. Here are six easy steps that teachers of all subjects can use to help them through this process of starting to deliver their instruction online.
Sound Systems for the 21st-Century Classroom
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
A Blended Learning Experiment in the High School Music Technology Classroom: Part 1
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!
Fall 2012 Teaching Music with GarageBand Online Course Starts October 3
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
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
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
Teaching Music with GarageBand Course Registration is open!
The newest course from MusicEdTech, Teaching Music with GarageBand is now being offered online. Course begins June 16, 2012 and runs in the Accelerated Format for five (5) weeks. Three (3) Graduate credits are available. For more information, click here. To register for this course, click here.
2012 Session Handouts
Handouts for 2012 conferences.
MENC Gets a New NAfME
As of September 1, 2011, the organization formerly known as Music Educators National Conference ( MENC) changed its name to National Association of Music Educators or NAfME. NAfME traces it’s roots back to 1907 when it was first called the Music Supervisors National Conference according to today’s press release (http://www.menc.org/news/view/press-release-building-on-the-past-to-shape-the-future-of-music-education/). NAfME sports a great looking new logo and some changes … Read More
SoundTree Keyboard Lab Curriculum by Alfred
I am very pleased to announce my first book is finally in print. Published by Alfred Music Publishing and Korg/SoundTree, it’s a curriculum/teacher guide for teaching music with technology and the Korg Group Education Controller (GECIII), a specific technology tool for keyboard lab/classrooms.