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The Orchestra: The most beautiful music app I have ever seen

| December 11, 2012 | 2 Replies
The Orchestra: The most beautiful music app I have ever seen

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 […]

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Online Best Practices: Celebrating Britten with Friday Afternoons

| December 3, 2012 | 1 Reply
Online Best Practices: Celebrating Britten with Friday Afternoons

  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 […]

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The Future of Band Music Publishing?

| November 12, 2012 | 7 Replies
The Future of Band Music Publishing?

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 […]

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The iPad in the Music Classroom: Useful Tool or Expensive Toy?

| October 22, 2012 | 31 Replies
The iPad in the Music Classroom: Useful Tool or Expensive Toy?

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 […]

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Get Your Head In The Clouds!

| October 1, 2012 | 1 Reply
Get Your Head In The Clouds!

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 […]

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You Might Have Formerly Taught Middle School Music But Now Are In The Corporate World If…

| September 7, 2012 | 3 Replies
You Might Have Formerly Taught Middle School Music But Now Are In The Corporate World If…

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 […]

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Dr. James Frankel Now Posting At MusTech.Net!

| September 2, 2012 | 3 Replies
Dr. James Frankel Now Posting At MusTech.Net!

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 […]

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