Author Archive: jfrankel
Dr. James Frankel is the Head of Digital Music Education for the Music Sales Group, and Former Managing Director of SoundTree. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Montclair 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.
This is my first iOS App review for MusTech.net, and I have started with what I think is the most beautiful music app I have ever seen, The Orchestra. Created by an amazing team of partners including TouchPress, The Philharmonia Orchestra under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen, The Music Sales Group, and Rite Digital; The Orchestra [...]
Every once in a while, I stumble upon an online resource that truly exemplifies best practice in terms of the intersection of music, education, and technology. It is pretty rare for me these days to find anything new, but when I do I feel like shouting from the rooftops to fellow music educators. I’m [...]
In my humble opinion, if there is any aspect of music education that remains firmly footed in the traditional model, it’s band. That’s not a bad thing. As a former band director myself, I believe that we are creating some incredible performing ensembles, and band directing at all levels has become a position with very high [...]
Let me preface this post by stating that I have never taught in the K-12 music classroom with iPads and that I am not trying to be inflammatory by asking this question. As much as I love the device for my own personal use and music making, I simply do not know the answer to [...]
Cloud computing still seems to be a mysterious word in education – specifically music education. I’m not sure why. All cloud computing means is that instead of the old-fashioned method of purchasing software in a box and installing it on your personal computer, the software instead lives online and you access it and utilize it [...]
First of all, let me start by saying how absolutely delighted I am to join this incredible team of educators on the single best online resource for music education and technology. I started blogging in 2006, and remember thinking how amazing MusTech.net was even then. Thanks Joe for asking me on board. It’s been a [...]