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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 There are myriad reasons for this outdated approach to music education, not least of which are: X Shrinking…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
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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
Image-Line releases FL Studio 21 music production software
by Ronnie on December 7, 2022 at 3:16 pm
Image-Line has announced the official release of the latest version of its music production software for Windows and Mac. FL Studio 21 introduces …
by Angel Garden on October 24, 2022 at 6:15 pm
It’s no surprise that audio editors are surging in popularity right now. Podcasting is everywhere. Musicians are using free music-making software to …
Songwriter U: Songwriting Better Melodies on the Guitar
by American Songwriter on October 23, 2022 at 4:58 pm
By Shawn Leonhardt for Guitar Tricks and 30 Day Singer The guitar is a chordophone, which means it can handle both single-note melodies and backing …
PreSonus releases Notion Mobile, a free composing app that enables you to create standard music notation and guitar tab
by Ben Rogerson on October 20, 2022 at 7:36 pm
PreSonus has unveiled Notion Mobile, a freemium, cross-platform music composition tool that builds on the blueprint laid out in Notion for iOS. By …
Modular music instrument lets you create your own combination of strings, pads, and keys
by Sarang Sheth on October 18, 2022 at 2:36 am
A winner of this year’s Red Dot Design Concept Best of Best Award, Bitboard is an electronic instrument that presents an absolutely no-barriers …
Music Education Works Collecting, summarising and sharing evidence of the impact of music education
Music can improve social communication skills in autism
by anitanee on November 26, 2022 at 9:01 am
In 2018 researchers from the University of Montreal and McGill University in Montreal, Canada, published a report showing that music intervention alters brain activation and improves social communication skills in children with autism.
Rhythm, dyslexia and reading training
by anitanee on November 26, 2022 at 8:51 am
Researchers in Italy find that students diagnosed with Developmental Dyslexia (DD) scored high in rhythmic abilities, as measured by rhythmic pattern discrimination tests.
Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music
by anitanee on November 26, 2022 at 8:46 am
Professor Usha Goswami, Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education at the University of Cambridge, says that children can overcome dyslexia by learning nursery rhymes, dancing and singing.
Music for Education and Wellbeing Podcast – with Dr Oliver Morris, UK Music; and Serona Elton, University of Miami and the Mechanical Licensing Collective
by anitanee on November 20, 2022 at 9:33 am
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, talks with Serona Elton and Dr Oliver Morris about the challenges and opportunities for young people wanting to work in the music industry.
Music in childhood boosts brains in later life
by anitanee on September 2, 2022 at 11:07 am
Research by The University of Edinburgh shows that taking up a musical instrument in childhood and adolescence is associated with improved thinking skills in older age.