Category: Mac Software

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Helping your students with small ensembles

For the last few weeks, my students have been working in small chamber groups (duets, trios, quartets, etc.).  We finished our large group performance assessment in mid-February and started this solo & ensemble unit afterwards. I’ve let students form their own groups and select their own pieces. For me, it’s more...

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Scheduling the start time of your tuning procedures

Did you ever wish that you could begin tuning exactly at the same time each day? How cool would it be for the tuning reference pitches to sound at the same time each day? For years now, many string teachers have been using the tuning sequence that I put it up on this blog....

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2015 Georgia Music Educators Conference

Here are the sessions I will be presenting on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the GMEA Conference.  Links to pages and resources are included. Improving the Intonation of Your String Students Through Sight, Sound, and Touch 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Trade Center Room 105-106 Orchestra division Pitch accuracy is...

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Mac keyboard not working in MS Office after Yosemite upgrade

I recently upgraded to Mac OS X (10.10) Yosemite and really like it so far.  But I’ve come across one problem where my keyboard stopped working in Microsoft Word ! It happened as I’ve been working on my dissertation – talk about bad timing!  Today I change my default font to...

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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...

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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...

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TMEA & TI:ME 2014 Sessions

Texas is awesome.  San Antonio is such a great city and t’s an honor to be back here presenting at TMEA and TI:ME 2014! Here are my sessions… 1. Motivate 21st-Century String Players with Technology Wednesday, February 12 | 11:30 AM | CC 207 Use the “Presentation Topics” menu on...

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OMEA/TI:ME 2014

I’m very excited to have been invited back to Buckeye Country to present two sessions at the 2014 OMEA/TI:ME Conference!  It was great to see old friends and meet a bunch of great teachers. Here are the sessions presented… Use Technology to Help Organize, Administrate, and Promote Your Music Program...

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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...