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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 There are myriad reasons for this outdated approach to music education, not least of which are: X Shrinking…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…
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Three Books for Hanukkah
by David Row on December 1, 2023 at 1:27 am
I love December in my classroom (post concert stress) because it means we have a few days or weeks to explore lots of different cultures and traditions. So much of this learning happens through singing songs and playing games. We learn about the tannenbaum, celebrate caroling, sing about the new The post Three Books for Hanukkah appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Welcome to the Opera – Book Recommendation
by David Row on November 21, 2023 at 5:10 pm
As a kid, I remember that every single time I was able to try out a “push a button and listen” style of interactive book I was filled with pure delight. There is something so joyous and exciting about flipping through a book and seeing the little bubble telling me The post Welcome to the Opera – Book Recommendation appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Run, Turkey, Run! – Book Recommendation
by David Row on November 19, 2023 at 7:36 pm
With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who’s looking for a plump bird for his family feast? Maybe he can hide with the pigs . . . or the ducks . . . or the horses . . . Uh-oh! Here The post Run, Turkey, Run! – Book Recommendation appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Books for Native American History Month
by David Row on November 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm
I absolutely love using books in my classroom because they open up so many possibilities. You can add a song, poem, or rhyme to make the book come to life and sing/speak it every few pages. You can teach a song that’s related to the content you read about in The post Books for Native American History Month appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Where and how to buy children’s books!
by David Row on August 1, 2023 at 3:58 pm
I use children’s books all the time in my classroom! They build up a kid’s love for stories and they open up a child’s imagination to all sorts of things they haven’t experienced before. I use books as a springboard for any sort of activity. Want to bring in a The post Where and how to buy children’s books! appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Music Education and Technology applying technology and instructional strategy to music learning
Google DeepMind Launches Lyria, Transforming the Future of Music with AI
by Shyam Nandan Upadhyay on November 18, 2023 at 6:39 pm
In a groundbreaking partnership with YouTube, Google DeepMind unveiled Lyria, their most sophisticated AI music generation model yet, alongside two …
Ableton Live 12 vs 11: What's the Difference?
on November 18, 2023 at 6:26 pm
Ableton Live has established itself as one of the leading digital audio workstations (DAWs) in the industry. With each new release, Ableton continues …
Apple updates Logic Pro to 10.8, adds Mastering Assistant
by Declan McGlynn on November 9, 2023 at 4:44 am
The new assistant ‘listens’ to your mix and makes suggestions for a better master Apple has updated Logic Pro for both the Mac and the iPad. The new …
What is the future of the DAW?
by Declan McGlynn on October 2, 2023 at 11:30 pm
Emerging technology has left the DAW at a crossroads. A combination of legacy code, compatibility restrictions and a user base who expect their …
5 underrated DAWs that aren't Logic, Ableton or Pro Tools, and why you should consider switching
by Andy Jones on October 2, 2023 at 11:13 pm
That DAW you've been using since you first started out in music production might well feel like a comfortable old pair of gloves, but there are …
Music Education Works Collecting, summarising and sharing evidence of the impact of music education
Musical rhythms help children with speech and language difficulties
by anitanee on July 17, 2023 at 3:50 pm
A new study led by a Western Sydney University researcher has found that musical rhythms can help children with speech and language processing difficulties.
Follow Music Education Works on Twitter
by anitanee on July 5, 2023 at 6:14 am
It’s been a long time coming, but finally we have a social media account – @MusicEduWorks (tweets were previously shared by @anitanee). We’ve chosen Twitter
Neurodiversity and music education
by anitanee on July 3, 2023 at 4:36 pm
Looking for research into a specific area? We group research using ‘categories’ to help you to find what you need more easily. Our latest is on music education and neurodiversity. For other groupings, look for ‘CATEGORIES’ in the right hand column on the site.
Your help needed – next steps for the Music Education Works website
by anitanee on July 3, 2023 at 2:17 pm
We’ve been running the Music Education Works website – collecting, summarising and sharing evidence of the impact of music education – for more than 8
Combining maths with music leads to higher scores in maths
by anitanee on July 3, 2023 at 10:38 am
Children do better at maths when music is a key part of their lessons according to research by Dr. Ayça Akin, from Antalya Belek University.