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This week, I am traveling to Wheelers Hill, Australia to present a keynote address, titled “How Technology is Transforming the Way We Teach Music in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the 2014 Soundhouse Music Alliance MTEC Conference. This is their fourth biennual conference specifically designed for music educators. It is two wonderfully-filled days of music technology workshops from October 3-4. I have the pleasure of presenting “Free Technology Resources for the Elementary Music Educator” on Friday morning, “Help! I am an Elementary Music Educator with One or more iPads” on Friday afternoon, and a keynote address on Saturday morning. I am very excited for this opportunity and I cannot wait to learn from all of the sessions.
I will be blogging daily, so please follow along here and my twitter feed: https://twitter.com/awillis2
I will also be posting my materials on my newly redesigned (well, just another outdated look, but still happy to see a new look) website at http://www.amymburns.com
Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is the author of Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, and Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! She is also an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. She has given numerous presentations on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom as well as being a keynote speaker for music technology conferences in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 NJ Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Award, and the 2017 Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Award. You can find out more about Amy at her website: amymburns.com