Anna Fagan shares her experience with music lab and how it all began for her in this review below. I love her story and maybe yours is similar? Whether or not you have been running a music lab for years or just getting started, music lab was born to solve a problem. To help our students learn. In 1991, I had been out of college for 10 years, teaching part-time (about 10-12 students per week), and I was sick of spending lesson time to check written Music Theory work that had probably been completed in the back seat of a […]
Today we kick off the release of the new online course, Music Lab – Setting Up For Success! I’m thrilled to have this available to teachers. The journey for this course began almost 6 months ago when I wanted to create an in-depth course to help teachers in their music lab. I didn’t want to leave anything out so I asked you what questions and frustrations you had and any advice you needed from me. Thus, Music Lab – Setting Up for Success was born. I would encourage you to find out more about the course inside the course […]
If you are like me, you have websites you use over and over again whether for yourself or for your students. While you can always bookmark those websites, if you are using the iPad (especially with students), I found it even better to create an icon for that specific website and pop them into one of my existing folders. For example, if I liked to use ClassicsforKids.com with my students and we were learning about a different composer each month, I may want to include it in my “Music History” folder on my iPad along with the rest of my […]
It’s been a while since I have done Feature Friday and I decided to not only bring it back but add some benefits to you! Every Friday I will be featuring a resource in my store. On the day that resource is featured it will go on SALE until 10:00pm AZ MST time that night. If it’s something you are interested in, be sure to snag it right away. Music Lab Task Cards I wanted to begin with the music lab task cards for 3 reasons! 1) They literally changed my studio this year! Students are focused, engaged and most importantly, lab […]
A few weeks ago, I had a teacher contact me that was brand new in implementing a music lab for her studio. She was writing up a letter for parents explaining the new feature and wanted to include some benefits to get them excited. She was asking for my thoughts and I decided that it would be very beneficial especially those newer to music lab to share here as well! A little background first… I’ve been doing music lab in my studio for 20 years now. My music lab started out with using one piece of software, Music Ace. I’m […]
Today I went live and answered the following questions on Just Ask Jennifer! Question #1– What are your iPad rules? Question #2– Do you have a list of music related games that could be played on a computer/laptop? Question #3– How do you keep your students on task when using the iPad? You can hear my answers and catch the recording here. Feel free to add your own comments in the thread and share what you do! Do you have a question you would like answered?
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 […]