Music – So Much More Than Notation
Jan26

Music – So Much More Than Notation

As a Music Technology specialist, I often get questions from educators looking to start a Music Tech program in their school. One of the most common inquiries is about notation software, i.e. which engraving product do I use to teach Music Tech – Sibelius, Finale, Notion, Noteflight etc.? I love all those products and I use them in my personal composing and arranging, but teachers are always surprised that I deflect their...

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PlanBook.com – Organizing My Lessons Efficiently
Jan25

PlanBook.com – Organizing My Lessons Efficiently

When I teach classes or workshops on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom, I continually reference Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition), found at http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/.  I emphasize to music educators that when integrating technology into the music classroom, you can begin by getting your feet wet, or substitution, as opposed to diving...

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Bands of America, Music for All Summer Symposium Tech. Sessions
Jun24

Bands of America, Music for All Summer Symposium Tech. Sessions

I’m excited to be at Ball State University and the Music for All Summer Symposium for the third year as a faculty member of the Middle School Band Directors Track.   I will be posting the materials from all of my sessions at MusTech.Net. This year my sessions focus on: Google Docs (Forms and Data) Padlet Spotify YouTube Channels iPad Apps for Music Two-track Recordings Copyright Social Media Pinterest Websites (Wix) I’ll...

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Online Music Courses Now Available at MusicEdTech.Net
Mar03

Online Music Courses Now Available at MusicEdTech.Net

A number of my good friends are offering a selection of AMAZING, online, Music Ed/Tech courses this summer and throughout the year.   I encourage you all to check them out and consider learning with these, truly, expert teachers.   Barb, Amy, & Katie are among the finest music educators that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.   You can find our more about their courses at Barb’s Music Education Website:...

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Goodbye Pete Seeger
Jan28

Goodbye Pete Seeger

    I have many albums of Pete Seeger, but my favorites are the ones where other people are singing his songs, as Pete wrote his songs for others to sing.  Every time he sang a song in public, his was just one voice of hundreds singing along with his banjo or his guitar.  Pete died earlier this morning, but those songs will remain for many years in the American public repertoire.  His was a gift unlike any other to this...

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