Category: Apps

Note Identification Drills

This month I started a new class of 3rd-5th graders at the KSU String Project. Students will soon be learning to identify note names.  Initially, I separate the music reading from the music production tasks. MusicTheory.net is a great website for learning LOTS of music theory concepts.  One of my favorite parts of...

Sessions at NYSSMA Summer Conference

My first time in Albany!!  Special thanks to Edie Shillitoe and NYASTA for the invitation.  You all have such a great vibe! It was nice meeting everyone.  Below are the sessions I presented… String Education Technology: Amazing apps and Resources to Teach, Administrate and Assess (Sunday, August 10, 2:30-3:45 PM) For...

Sessions at 2014 OSU String Teacher Workshop

Once again, it was a pleasure heading back to Buckeye Country to present technology sessions for the 2014 OSU Summer String Teachers Workshop!  Below are some outlines, links, and other resources that were mentioned in my presentations.  Please let me know should you have any further questions or if you...

Sessions at ASTA 2014

The national ASTA conference is always my favorite one each year because of the  many wonderful sessions, performances, and exhibits.  I just wish I could be at several places at once!  It’s so hard to make a decision on what session to attend.  The NOF groups were incredible as was...

Using practice parts for a fugue

A while back, I made a string orchestra arrangement of Bach’s Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue.  I am currently working on this arrangement with my KSU Philharmonic orchestra as a last minute add-on piece to our October 1 program.  My orchestra is a mix of non-music majors and music...

OSU String Teacher Workshop 2013

It was great to be back in Buckeye Country, presenting at the OSU Summer String Teachers Workshop!  Below is some information about what we discussed, including links to hardware, software, and websites. Essential Elements Interactive A new supplementary technology tool to accompany Essential Elements 2000 for Strings or Band.  Visit...

Sessions at ASTA 2013

It was another awesome ASTA conference!  ASTA is always the conference I get most excited about.  How could you not??  So many excellent sessions, concerts, and string vendors! Here are links to information from my sessions: Essential Elements Interactive (Hal Leonard) Reach your audiences with social networking Teaching and reinforcing...

OSU String Teacher Workshop 2012

It was great to present again at the OSU String Teacher workshop!  It’s always so fun meeting new people and learning about their experiences. Below are links to topics we covered during my sessions.  I hope the information below is helpful.  Please feel free to contact me should you have...

Total Teacher Workshop for Orchestra

9:00 – The 21st Century String Classroom  Topics Discussed: Understanding 21st Century Learners Classroom automation of daily routines Technology to assist home practice Communication – reaching out to your audiences Enrichment through Skype sessions 4:15 – Teaching Beginning Strings in the Digital Age Essential Elements Interactive is a new resource...

Tonal Energy Tuner

I’ve just discovered the most powerful and incredible tuner in the App Store – Tonal Energy Tuner.  I can’t wait to start using it!!  I will post more once I begin using it and let you know what I find.  For now, it seems like this app will be another...