Musical U, a website and community dedicated to helping people become more musical, recently interviewed my good friend, Richard McCready. Richard teaches Music Technology at River Hill High School in Maryland. He has an amazing passion for teaching and for music technology. When you walk into his classroom, you have a sense that his students love it and create a lot of music. I also had the pleasure of presenting a workshop to the district’s elementary music educators on how to integrate technology into the music classroom.
Creating, Composing, and Computers, with Richard McCready by
This is an excellent article. It speaks to how music technology can bring music education to those students that do not have interest in chorus, band, or orchestra. I love reading about Richard’s origins in music technology, especially when he mentions Super Duper Music Looper (such a great program!).
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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