Music Lab Task Cards Q & A

I’m really happy with the feedback I’m getting from the Music Lab Task Cards. With excitement, comes questions so I thought I would go ahead and add a Q & A page for the Music Lab Task Cards as the questions are coming in… What is Music Lab? Music Lab is an extension of a students lesson time but separate from the actual lesson. Independent time where students can work on theory, rhythm, ear training and so on through an app, computer, keyboard, etc… Some call it “tech time”, others call it “off the bench” time. Music lab is probably the’ […]

Group Lessons Goes Tech!

Back in 2011, I bought a projector. It was probably one of the best investments I made for my studio because I use it ALL the time in group lessons and camps. It has opened up a lot of possibilities of different activities I can do with my students. You can hook a projector up to your iPad or Tablet, laptop, computer… show a powerpoint, pdf, movie, website and more! (More on projectors later) Now if you have an Apple TV (which I do but it’s in a room I don’t always want my students to go to) a lot of […]

Tech Tuesday: NinGenius

Last June (has it been almost a year already?!) I reviewed an app called NinGenius. Since then NinGenius has been a favorite in the studio. If you haven’t heard of NinGenius, you will want to check out my original review here. If you plan on using it with your students I would recommend getting either the studio edition or the school edition. They both will keep track of students scores and progress. The school edition however will cover more than one instrument. So if you teach more than one instrument in your studio, I would go with the school edition. […]

Tech Tuesday: Student Proofing Your iPad

  While I would like to think that my students will do just as they are told and follow all the iPad Rules, there are extra precautions teachers can take to make sure students stay on task when they are using the iPad at lessons. Some of them you may be aware of, some might just make your day! Passcode I have a couple iPads (okay 3…). One is for my use only and the other 2 are available for students. For my personal iPad I don’t want my students going into it without permission. So I have set up an […]

TMASG GIVEAWAY!

If you missed this post a couple days ago, you may have missed that The Most Addicting Sheep Game is BACK in action! Now if you don’t have this game yet, you may be asking yourself… What’s the BIG DEAL Anyway? Well… Simply put, there is a reason why the word “addicting” is part of the title! True to video game format, players will need to play it over and over and over again in order to progress levels. But the cool thing is they WANT to! So What Does This Game Have To Do With MUSIC? While the original idea […]

Tech Tuesday: TMASG is BACK!!!

  Great news iOS lovers! The Most Addicting Sheep Game is BACK!!! This morning I woke up to a message in my inbox from Justin Southey, developer of the Most Addicting Sheep Game that the game was back. Justin was able to re-code the game which will make it easier for him to keep up with future support and updates. Keeping up is not cheap which is why the game took a backslide. But now with the new re-code it will make life a lot easier and that makes music teachers and students around the world VERY happy! Justin, a […]

Tech Tuesday: Wolfie Piano Casual Hour for Teachers

Starting this Thursday, 12 noon EDT, each (non-holiday) week, Nathan Smith will be holding a more “casual” webinar where teachers can ask questions about Wolfie and discuss ideas with one another.  It’s a great way for teachers who are new to Wolfie or never heard of it to ask questions, listen to others, and such. And for those who are familiar, can help answer questions, give advice, tips what has worked in their studio and more. To register click here. And to stay up to date on future webinars and such, like their Facebook page here.