Author Archives: josh

Electronic March Max Patch

I’ve been working on a piece for my middle school band with interactive electronics. The music is mostly written and the band workshopped it with me in June. They had a great time being part of the composition process and … Continue reading


Lesson Plan – Improvisation with Emojis

When composing and improvising, students often struggle to come up with inspiration. As teachers, we look for new ways to spark our students’ creativity. It is especially important that the students can connect with this inspiration. Students today are constantly … Continue reading

Music Education

Virtual Keyboard Patch for General Music

I teach my 6th grade general music classes in non-music classrooms. As such, I don’t have access to pianos or keyboards. We had been using online virtual keyboards, but I wasn’t happy with the quality or features of the ones … Continue reading

Music Education