I am thrilled to announce that Dr. James Frankel will now be a regular contributor and editor on MusTech.Net! “Jim” and I go back quite awhile now and were both among the first well-known Music Education Bloggers. Jim’s Education and Industry pedigree is quite long and impressive. As a writer, Jim is well-known for taking “complex” ideas and making them simple and accessible to all. If you haven’t had the chance to attend one of Jim’s clinics, put it on your “MUST DO” list -he is one of the best of the best.
A short “Google” of “Dr. Jim Frankel” will turn up thousands of results as he has been incredibly active and productive within the Music Education and Music Technology profession both in traditional and online areas of the profession. The following biography is just a very short excerpt of his accomplishments:
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Dr. Frankel is currently the Head of Digital Education for the Music Sales Group. Previously, he was Managing Director of SoundTree, the Educational Division of Korg USA, and before that he was the instrumental and general music teacher at the Franklin Avenue Middle School in Franklin Lakes, NJ for 11 of his nearly 15 years in theNew Jersey Public Schools.
Dr Frankel earned a Bachelor of Music degree fromMontclair State University in 1993 where he studied the tuba as well as composition. In 1996, Dr Frankel completed his Masters Degree in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where he completed his doctoral studies in 2002. Dr Frankel is an Adjunct Faculty member at Teachers College,Columbia University where he teaches courses on music technology.
Dr Frankel is a widely published author in various state, national and international journals of music education. He is the author of:
- Teaching Classroom Music in the Keyboard Lab published by SoundTree
- The Teachers Guide to Music, Media & Copyright Law published by Hal Leonard
He is also co-author of YouTube in Music Education published by Hal Leonard, contributing author for Critical Issues in Music Education published by Oxford University Press and co-author of Making Music with GarageBand & Mixcraft published by Cengage.
In addition to his writing, Dr Frankel is a highly sought-after clinician in the local, national and international music education communities. He is on the Board of Directors for TI:ME and is the past president of ATMI.