Music Ed Mentor Podcast #038: The Important Role of Music Technology In Education

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #038: The Important Role of Music Technology In Education

To bring value to your program, technology needs to provide practical benefits. It has to inspire your students, aid your instruction, or make you more efficient. Ideally, it does all three. If you’re in the search for technology tools that will improve your program and are easy to implement, this is the episode for you.

My guest is music technology guru Dr. James Frankel. But now that we’re all friends, you can call him Jim.

Jim is a widely published author in various state, national, and international journals of music education. He is the author of The Teachers Guide to Music, Media & Copyright Law, co-author of YouTube in Music Education, contributing author for Critical Issues in Music Education, and co-author of Making Music with GarageBand & Mixcraft. In addition to being an in-demand clinician and keynote speaker in the worldwide music education community, he is also is on the board of directors for NJMEA and TI:ME, and is the past president of ATMI.

Join Jim and I as we talk about the role of music technology in education, and share tips to help you with implementation.

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Key Takeaways

  • “Without technology in any classroom you are fighting an uphill battle for relevance.”
  • “When it comes to implementing technology, start out slowly, add a little at a time.”
  • “Get training. There are many free resources (see below). If you don’t get trained, you won’t feel comfortable.”

Free Music Technology Tools for You AND Your Students

As a bonus, we’ve provided a list of six free music tech tools that you can put to use with your students today.

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Elisa Janson Jones

Elisa Janson Jones specializes in helping music educators build, grow, and manage thriving school music programs. With an MBA alongside her degree in music, she is also a coach and consultant to small businesses and nonprofits around the country, and serves as the conductor of her local community band. She has been teaching music for nearly 20 years and currently holds the prestigious position of elementary music teacher at a private K-8 Catholic School in Grand Junction, Colorado. Elisa was a top presenter at the NAfME National Conference in 2017 and will be presenting at state conferences in 2018. She is the founder of the International Music Education Summit and the author of The Music Educator’s Guide to Thrive.

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