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Podcast Interview with Katie Wardrobe

Last month, I spoke with Australian music educator and music technology consultant Katie Wardrobe for her “Music Tech Teacher” podcast. We spoke for about 45 minutes about the value of learning to code in a music class and how to … Continue reading

Music Education

Making Music With Makey Makeys

  This presentation was given at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Winter Conference on December 3, 2016. These slides, along with examples of student work from my 6th grade general music class, were presented to an audience … Continue reading

Music Education

Ghanaian Dance-Drumming in the Music Classroom

Background In the summer of 2008, I had the opportunity to travel to the village of Dagbamete, Ghana to study music. As a percussionist, I couldn’t ignore this chance. This was a three-week study abroad course through SUNY Potsdam. During … Continue reading

Music Education