Engaging Students With Technology During Rehearsals

Engaging Students With Technology During Rehearsals

This article was originally published in The Woman Conductor Journal, February 2023 issue.  If you are looking to engage students during rehearsals, technology might be the answer! There are several tech tools you can use to enhance musicianship and get students more deeply involved in the music-making process.  Tech Tools to Build Musicianship  The goal of any…

Using Student-Created How-To Videos for Skills Assessment
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Using Student-Created How-To Videos for Skills Assessment

By 2022, most adults have probably watched a how-to video at some point in their lives. Maybe it involved cooking techniques, home repair, or even craft projects. It’s also very likely that students have watched this type of video as well. In fact, there were many days when students would come to class, proud to…

Creativity With Composing Pieces
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Creativity With Composing Pieces

This was post was originally published in July 2021, but has been updated now in September 2022. As the new school year is about to start, remember how important it is to include students in the creative process. Even though my project was completed during hybrid learning, the concepts can definitely transfer now that we’re…

Using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in Band

Using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in Band

This article was originally published in The Woman Conductor Journal, June 2022 issue.  Prior to the year 2000, a digital audio workstation, known as a DAW, was only found in professional music studios. The DAW was complex and primarily used by those in the music industry. However, in 2004 Apple introduced GarageBand on all of their devices,…

Music Snippet: Music Notation for Google Docs and Slides

Music Snippet: Music Notation for Google Docs and Slides

June 2022 – This post has gotten a much-deserved update!  This blog post has been updated, just like the awesome tool it features! Flat.io, the creators of the well-known Google Add-on, Flat for Docs, has recently announced some changes to this tool, including a name change! Flat for Docs has re-branded, and is now known…