Posted on May 13th, 2013 in Free, iPads, Music Tech Tips.
14 Free iPad Apps: Play A Musical Instrument In the second part of my 5-part series about free music iPad apps (following on from 19 Free iPad Apps for Musical Creativity), we take a look at musical instruments. Before we start, let me just say that I do not advocate playing an iPad instrument when [...]
Posted on March 8th, 2013 in Free, iPads, Music Tech Tips.
19 Free iPad Apps for Musical Creativity: Play, Improvise and Record Music Really, there are so many apps available it can be hard to know where to begin and once you find something that looks useful, it’s difficult to assess it properly until you’ve download and installed it on your iPad. iPad music apps that [...]
Posted on February 4th, 2013 in Announcements, iPads, Music Tech Tips.
Coming soon: iPad Projects For The Music Classroom Ebook The roll-out of iPads in schools around the world continues at a fast pace and my iPad courses (both online and face-to-face) were definitely my most popular during 2012. The first question most teachers ask me is “What are the best apps for music education?”. It’s [...]
Posted on August 26th, 2012 in iPads, Music Tech Tips, Tutorials.
Sharing GarageBand For iPad Files As intuitive as GarageBand for iPad is, one of the more confusing tasks is getting songs off the iPad and on to your computer or other device. After creating some instructions use in my iPad music workshops and online courses I thought I would share it here as well in [...]
Posted on July 24th, 2012 in Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Music Tech Tips.
This is the third post in a 3-part series that looks at music teachers who are sharing their teaching experiences and curriculum online. Part 1 covered Australian music teachers and part 2, middle and high school teachers from the USA. In this final part, we’ll look at the work of some elementary/primary music teachers. Amy [...]
Posted on April 10th, 2012 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.
While preparing for an all-day iPads in the Music Classroom workshop last month, I ended up reading pretty much all of the GarageBand for iPad manual. Reading manuals is something I quite enjoy (strange, I know) because I always manage to pick up new tips. I thought it might be useful to share some of [...]
Posted on November 17th, 2011 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.
I’ve been using my iPad a lot recently, in preparation for my new, hands-on iPads: Perform, Create, Learn professional development course and have been running a number of apps through their paces. The amount of apps available really is overwhelming and the challenge is to separate the ones with substance and educational value from the [...]
Posted on October 20th, 2011 in iPads, Music Tech Tips, Software.
Meet Liz Liz is a music teacher at a private girls’ school in Melbourne and she is a self-titled “technophobe”. Like most music teachers I meet, she feels she is behind with technology and a little worried about her (perceived) lack of skills. I’ve worked with Liz a number of times: we’ve done some one-on-one [...]
Posted on July 19th, 2011 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.
Back in April, I was lucky enough to get my first iPad. I’ve had an iPhone for a couple of years now, but the iPad – with its large screen – really opens up possibilities for use in the classroom. I soon discovered there are lots of music apps (of varying quality) and I’m still [...]