Music Technology for Teachers

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Music Technology for Teachers

  1. 1. Music Technology for Teachers Bring your teaching into the 21st Century! Monet Payne Community Manager TakeLessons.com
  2. 2. Topics to be covered <ul><li>Why Technology? </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube: A tool for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Free Online Resources (and how to use them) </li></ul><ul><li>TakeLessons and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>T2T: What’s next? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Technology? <ul><li>Shaping a new generation of musicians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New attitude and ideals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>90% of students will choose teachers that incorporate technology </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Technology? <ul><li>It doesn’t have to be complicated – you may already have all that you need! </li></ul><ul><li>Computer with Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Digital audio recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Video camera </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tools: <ul><li>As a teaching tool for students </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons to record your students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pride: celebrating accomplishments with sight and sound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress: ability to literally see and hear development from year to year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posterity: capturing a moment in the studio that will last a lifetime </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>As a learning tool for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Watch performances of great works </li></ul><ul><li>Get ideas for repertoire and interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Promote yourself with the TakeLessons Video Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow your business by increasing your student base! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Advice for account settings </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy: Use first names only when posting videos </li></ul><ul><li>Comments: Allow others to make comments only with approval </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright: Avoid removal of video by administrators </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tools <ul><li>Free online audio editor and recorder </li></ul><ul><li>http:// audacity.sourceforge.net </li></ul><ul><li>Record live audio </li></ul><ul><li>Edit sound files </li></ul><ul><li>Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together </li></ul><ul><li>Change the speed or pitch of a recording </li></ul><ul><li>Mac, PC, Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Upload finished products to the media section of your teacher profile </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tools
  10. 10. Tools <ul><li>www.weezic.com </li></ul><ul><li>Major works </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scores (free to download and print) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accompaniments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Play with “full orchestra” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remove and add instruments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change tempo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpretations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upload and share </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Tools <ul><li>www.kompoz.com </li></ul><ul><li>Online music collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Record and upload audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Others can submit their own tracks, lending their talents to create a finished original work! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a track a work in progress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fun project for students </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tools <ul><li>www.musicnotes.com </li></ul><ul><li>Download and print digital sheet music </li></ul><ul><li>Change keys automatically </li></ul><ul><li>Listening tool </li></ul><ul><li>Several instruments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice, woodwinds, piano, guitar, brass, strings </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Yours Truly, TakeLessons! <ul><li>Rooted in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Craigslist Ad Tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student videos </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Yours Truly, TakeLessons! <ul><li>The future of teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Skype Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Technology at “Show What You Know” Concerts </li></ul>
  15. 15. Technology Challenge! <ul><li>Upload and send me the YouTube link to a video of at least one student performing a song </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure the student/parents approve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I’ll feature it on the TakeLessonsDotCom YouTube Channel and the TL FaceBook ! </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll be entered into a drawing to win $50! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline: April 21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email links to community@takelessons.com </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Teacher to Teacher 2.0 <ul><li>To Be Announced…. </li></ul><ul><li>New avenues to be explored! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers as guest speakers on specialized topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could be you! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact me: [email_address] </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>

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