A roundup of useful music tech resources: a free Sibelius-equivalent website; Thanksgiving weekend discounts; free iPad/Android music apps; and an introduction to using the "Makey Makey" in music projects.
A conference for music educators and music leaders, focusing on inclusion for young people with SEN and disabilities. With a lineup of nationally recognised keynote speakers, and practical workshops, the conference is part of Cornwall Music Education Hub's "Inclusion Strategy".
To book a place follow this link:
Cornwall Music Education Hub is launching a web resource for anyone working with SEN/D young people (link below). Its free to join, and has info on using music technology to make music with people of all ages and abilities.
The moodle has sections on:
Music Cornwall offers a range of music technology services, providing new ways of bringing music to young people, connecting schools, and training and support for school teachers. Music Cornwall will work alongside your teachers allowing your school to explore new ways of using music in the broader curriculum.
Transforming Instruments - Live Looping
Following the success of Music Cornwall in leading Cornwall's Music Hub bid, music technology will become a growing part of what Music Cornwall and its Hub partners offer to schools and young people. The National Plan for Music Education draws attention to how technology can help with teaching traditional music skills, as well as provide exciting new ways to create music in styles that most young people enjoy listening to (e.g., pop/rock). With that in mind there's some examples from the Moodle below.
Having been asked to develop music technology for Music Cornwall, I've had lots of questions from teachers about ways of using music technology in the classroom and in instrumental lessons, and also just for fun! So I thought it would be good to share a few of these in a regular blog with some tips on using technology for creating and teaching music.
A local sound artist, Cat Lee Marr, worked with a Year 9 class to record sounds from the local environment - and explore what is unique about the sound world of Penzance.