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It’s no secret that K-12 music education lags far behind the rest of society in utilizing technology to improve productivity and outcomes. There are myriad reasons for this outdated approach to music education, not least of which are: X Shrinking…
Playback of prerecorded music in the classroom is aubiquitous necessity for music educators. Whetherlistening to prerecorded examples to study and learnabout music or to evaluate recorded solo or ensemble performances as formative or summative assessment, eachrequires some form of playback…
A unique analysis of the percentage of students who are nontraditional music students and how they should be encouraged in different areas of music and sound. By not granting them the same opportunity to pursue music they will never develop…
PDF of slides from keynote presentation, “Opening New Doors to Music Creativity”, for the UAB Music Technology Academy workshop, November 8, 2008. Summary: An approach to teaching music technology History of Music Technology Software What modern software looks like Basic Hardware WYHIWYG…
A music tech education advocate we have been following for a while continues to post fantastic content. Katie Wardrobe from MidnightMusic has devised a list of the Top 20 Resources in Music Technology for the classroom. The list includes software…
What was supposed to be a highly anticipated event in audio education was tragically cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the AES hosted a mini conference via ZOOM that was open to members. Topics from acoustics, community and student…
We recently participated in a CMA Music Technology panel geared towards educators in middle school and high schools. The CMA has started an initiative to support music educators of all backgrounds including musictech where they will list fresh education resources…
Over the last several years, our experience working in education shown us that there is a necessary need for a living and breathing community in audio & music education. A hub for educators to learn from one another about practices…
External Blogs We Appreciate
MusTech.Net – Music Education & Technology by Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D.
ElMusedTech is Moving!
by A. Burns on October 25, 2021 at 2:24 am
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Best of Pandemic #Elmused Tech Episode 7: Play-Along Videos
by A. Burns on September 20, 2021 at 1:24 am
Continue reading Best of Pandemic #Elmused Tech Episode 7: Play-Along Videos at MusTech.Net - Music Education & Technology.
Best of Pandemic #Elmused Tech Episode 6: Free Tools
by A. Burns on August 13, 2021 at 5:57 pm
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Best of Pandemic #Elmused Tech Episode 5: Seesaw
by A. Burns on July 29, 2021 at 8:35 pm
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Mind Brain Education Elementary Academy: Day 4
by A. Burns on July 23, 2021 at 2:26 pm
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DIY Music Crayons
by David Row on May 30, 2020 at 3:59 pm
Do you ever see a project in a Facebook Group or on Pinterest and immediately think “I could do that!” This DIY music crayon project came from one of those a-ha moments after surfing through a music teacher Facebook group. The original poster in Elementary Music Teachers, Jennifer Z., had The post DIY Music Crayons appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
It Starts with the Standards – Advocacy for Elementary Music
by David Row on March 15, 2020 at 4:46 pm
A few years ago I was in the hallway after school fumbling with butcher paper, bulletin board border, and a freshly laminated set of posters based around the National Standards for Music Education (at the time I was still using the NAfME standards from 1994). I was halfway done with The post It Starts with the Standards – Advocacy for Elementary Music appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
How to Teach the Nutcracker
by David Row on December 8, 2019 at 3:59 pm
Teaching the Nutcracker is one of my favorite things to do every December. I got my first Nutcracker as a gift when I was in second grade and ever since I have loved to find new nutcrackers, retell the classic fairy tale, listen to the music, and share with others. The post How to Teach the Nutcracker appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Hispanic Heritage Month Books for the Music Room
by David Row on September 29, 2019 at 8:27 pm
I once had a professor say that it wasn’t enough to learn about a culture by reading facts, figures, and statistics. This professor assigned novels written by members of certain communities so that we could hear stories and see the culture through the author’s eyes, learning from their perspective. Hispanic The post Hispanic Heritage Month Books for the Music Room appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Music Room Makeover! Room Tour 2019
by David Row on September 15, 2019 at 3:35 pm
I love thinking about classroom design and function. When I plan out my classroom (the bulletin boards, the general layout, where and how to store the instruments, decorative details) I always try to keep kids in mind. I want to think about how the room functions for them and how The post Music Room Makeover! Room Tour 2019 appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Music Education and Technology applying technology and instructional strategy to music learning
The 4 Best Online Tools to Write Musical Notation
by Jack Ryan on May 19, 2022 at 3:23 am
If you're looking to write musical notation or pieces of music, chances are you need a dedicated tool. Instead, here are four free online tools. If …
Superbooth 2022: Introducing the MIDI3D and MIDIGlove for making music with movement
by Rachel Roberts on May 13, 2022 at 4:12 am
Superbooth 2022: We’ve seen plenty of experiments when it comes to involving the physical body and movement into music production in the past, but …
How To Save an Old Laptop by Installing Chrome OS Flex
by David Nield on March 31, 2022 at 2:08 pm
It’s not pleasant seeing a once-beloved laptop (or desktop) computer slowly slide into obsolescence as it gets too old and tired to keep up with the …
How Genki is reimagining synthesis and performance
by Dan Shaw on March 31, 2022 at 2:58 am
Genki is a young company that’s taking a fresh approach to synthesis, performance, and even work. Let’s take a closer look at this ingenious …
Wambox is a free online drum machine that teaches you how to program beats
by Ben Rogerson on March 14, 2022 at 4:15 am
There’s nothing quite like programming a beat on a drum machine, but if you’ve never done it before and are lacking in rhythmic nous, where do you …
Music Education Works Collecting, summarising and sharing evidence of the impact of music education
Music for Education and Wellbeing Podcast – with Mark Robinson from Rocksteady Music School
by anitanee on May 6, 2022 at 2:59 pm
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, talks with Mark Robinson, the founder of Rocksteady Music School, which brings in-school rock band lessons to primary schools across the UK.
Music for Education and Wellbeing Podcast – with Carl and Grace from InHouse Records
by anitanee on April 2, 2022 at 10:51 am
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, talks with musicians Carl aka C. Roots, and Grace from InHouse Records.
Music for Education and Wellbeing Podcast – with Sam Chaplin, leader of the London branch of The Choir with No Name
by anitanee on February 11, 2022 at 7:50 am
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, talks with Sam Chaplin, community choir leader for The Choir With No Name, workshop leader, singer-songwriter, jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger.
Advocacy – music in schools latest news & campaigns
by anitanee on January 15, 2022 at 3:29 pm
[LATEST UPDATE: 17/5/2022] This post featuring the latest news and reports on music education and music education advocacy will be updated each time we add news and campaigns about music in schools in the UK. Please comment below if there's anything you think we need to add.
Mapping the musical mind: the link between musical and language processing￼
by anitanee on January 5, 2022 at 7:10 pm
Researchers in Japan have found a specific link between musical processing and areas of the brain associated with language processing for the first time.