10 Music Educator Channels to Check Out – Spring ’21

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This week’s video is a roundup of ten music educator channels worth looking at. There are so many educators working hard to give value back. In what is likely to become a quarterly series, here is my first batch.

As well as all their free content, lots of the channels have websites, social groups that you can join, or patreon pages you can go to, to support them further or to access more content. Links are all in the description below.

0:00 Intro

0:53 Meg’s Music Room

2:08 Mr Velez Virtual Classroom

3:28 Shed The Music

4:20 Ready GO Music

5:05 Ethan Hein

6:12 Music With Mr McNulty

7:21 Musication

8:23 Music With Meg

9:22 Mr Gordon

10:01 Inclusive Music

10.45 Outro

πŸ“’ VIDEO RESOURCES

Meg’s Music Room

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/MegsMusicRoom/featured

Website – www.megsmusicroom.com

TPT – Meg’s Music Room Teaching Resources | Teachers Pay Teachers

Facebook – www.facebook.com/megsmusicroom

Mr Velez Virtual Classroom

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnDHd1IFpEGsqvnHJ4nxwqw/featured

Website – MR. VELEZ VIRTUAL MUSIC – Home Page (weebly.com)

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/134562018096303

Shed The Music

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/Shedthemusic/featured

Website –Β  The Shed (shedthemusic.com)

TPT – https://shedthemusic.teachable.com/p/ptp-teacher

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/shedthemusic

Ready GO Music

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/ReadyGOMusicEducation

Website-Β  https://readygomusiceducation.com/

TPT – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ready-Go-Music

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ReadyGoMusicEducation

Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/ReadyGOMusic

Ethan Hein

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUYmwbV32ff98LfuGfugbvA

Website – http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ethan.hein

Music With Mr McNulty

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCes9VPPaMFckk95clVPGZzw

Twitter – http://twitter.com/mrmcnultyteach

Musication

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/musication?fbclid=IwAR2c4RZyGoQgQAGGGsOQROg1cZ5341DqcJ24yR4kk1749HKeM5em0jApE0Y

FacebookΒ  – https://www.facebook.com/musication2

Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/musication

Music With Meg

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/MusicwithMeg/featured

Facebook – http://facebook.com/MusicWithMegUK

Instagram – http://instagram.com/MusicWithMegUK

Twitter – http://twitter.com/MusicWithMegUK

Patreon – www.patreon.com/musicwithmeg

Mr Gordon

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs7Qx46_lk4ssR_RFAg9QAg?fbclid=IwAR16VsZ1FNtjgc43exToPJjpl8w_Wmtlra32ouaAhlquBC1jDSW3BKcxlGI

Inclusive Music (Phil Heeley)

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgf5ymXSyONh0HwRL8Qs4Dg

Website – https://learning.inclusivemusic.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/1nclusiveMusic

πŸ“’ ABOUT ME

I’m Anthony, an educator from Devon, UK. I try to help primary (elementary) educators by making teaching classroom music easier, more fun and raise standards by using technology.

πŸ“’ STUFF

My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/anthonylees

Get two free weeks on SkillShare – https://skl.sh/3kD2YIt

πŸ“’ Courses

Learn to Organise Everything in OneNote (on SkillShare) – https://skl.sh/3iZqq1o

This link will also give you two weeks free access to SkillShare.

⚑️ CONNECT WITH ME

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Setup and Manage Your Class in BandLab

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In this week’s video I am talking about how to setup BandLab right so your students or pupils in your school, trust or district can all continue to access their compositions and assignments as them move up the school. And the correct people in your organisation have the correct roles to manage BandLab correctly. I am covering announcements and chat, privacy, permissions, setting and checking assignments, and also the student view of their school, class and assignments as well.

0:00​ Intro

0:22​ BandLab Intro

1:01​ Create / Manage School

1:37​ Create / Manage Class

2:05​ Add Teachers

2:44​ Add Students

3:10​ Join a Class

4:32​ Privacy Settings

4:48​ Assigning Roles

5:26​ School Settings

6:19​ Project Types

6:44​ Assignments

8:18​ Assignment Templates

8:54​ Announcements/Chat

9:07​ Student View

10:50​ Summary

 

πŸ“’ ABOUT ME

I’m Anthony, an educator from Devon, UK. I try to help primary (elementary) educators by making teaching classroom music easier, more fun and raise standards by using technology.

πŸ“’ STUFF

My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/anthonylees

​ Get two free months on SkillShare – https://skl.sh/3kD2YIt​

⚑️ CONNECT WITH ME

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Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/edtechmusic​

πŸ“’ DISCLAIMER

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Intro to Teaching Music With BandLab

βœ… VIDEO NOTES Today’s video begins a new series about using BandLab in blended learning. It’s a long one as I am introducing the site and tools, and first composition using the loops library. As well as that, this week’s ‘Teacher Read’ is my first look at ‘Digital Minimalism’ by Cal Newport.

00:00​ intro

00:28​ What is BandLab

01:45​ Signing Up

03:00​ First Project

11:23​ Upside Down Pyramid

16:42​ Book: ‘Digital Minimalism’

 

πŸ“’ BOOK MENTIONED

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport – https://amzn.to/38HAXep

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πŸ“’ ABOUT ME

I’m Anthony, an educator from Devon, UK. I try to help primary (elementary) educators by making teaching classroom music easier, more fun and raise standards by using technology.

πŸ“’ STUFF

My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/anthonylees​

Get two free months on SkillShare – https://skl.sh/3kD2YIt​

⚑️ CONNECT WITH ME

My website – https://edtech-music.com/​

My Monthly Newsletter – https://edtech-music.com/newsletter/​

Twitter: http://twitter.com/edtechmusic​

Facebook: https://fb.me/edtechmusic​

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/edtechmusic​

πŸ“’ DISCLAIMER Some product links in this description are affiliate links which means if you buy something I may get a small commission. There is no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting my channel and by doing so allowing me to continue providing content I believe in.

Ableton’s Online Music Tools

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Today’s video shines a light on the great web tools and learning resources made by Ableton, and provided freely on their website. I drive around the different areas available with a few quick demos of what is available to you. If you’ve never been to ableton.com it’s worth the couple of minutes to become familiar. As well as that, this week’s ‘Teacher Read’ is my first look at ‘Digital Minimalism’ by Cal Newport.

00:00 intro

00:19 Ableton Website

00:52 Loop

02:07 Make Music Book

02:36 Learn Music

04:46 Learn Synths

5:38 Book: ‘Digital Minimalism’

 

πŸ“’ BOOK MENTIONED

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport – https://amzn.to/38HAXep

 

πŸ“’ ABOUT ME

I’m Anthony, an educator from Devon, UK. I try to help primary (elementary) educators by making teaching classroom music easier, more fun and raise standards by using technology.

 

πŸ“’ STUFF

My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/anthonylees

Get two free weeks on SkillShare – https://skl.sh/3kD2YIt

 

⚑️ CONNECT WITH ME

My website – https://edtech-music.com/

My Monthly Newsletter – https://edtech-music.com/newsletter/

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/edtechmusic

Facebook: https://fb.me/edtechmusic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/edtechmusic

 

πŸ“’Β  DISCLAIMER

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14 Ways to Teach Music Using Audacity | Part 2

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Today’s video is the second in my series about how to use and teach with Audacity. It covers 14 more examples of ways to use the app. This includes rounds and ostinato, found sounds and sound walks, making backing tracks, recording podcasts and stories, and editing speed, tempo, key and pitch of tracks, as well as exporting and using our audio. As well as that, this week’s ‘Teacher Read’ is ‘Start With Why’ by Simon Sinek.

 

0:20 intro

0:32 recap

0:46 Making rounds

2:30 Making ostinato

3:36 Recording found sounds

4:03 Combining choir recordings

4:24 Podcasting

4:33 Making backing tracks

4:53 Changing key or pitch

5:25 Changing speed or tempo

5:38 Recording stories

6:03 Changing character voices

6:31 Export file types

6:54 Remove vocal

7:33 Changing volume and fading

8:49 Book: β€˜Start With Why’

 

πŸ“’ BOOK MENTIONED

‘Start With Why’ (Simon Sinek) – https://amzn.to/3caGyeP

 

πŸ“’ ABOUT ME

I’m Anthony, an educator from Devon, UK. I try to help primary (elementary) educators by making teaching classroom music easier, more fun and raise standards by using technology.

 

πŸ“’ STUFF

My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/anthonylees

Get two free weeks on SkillShare – https://skl.sh/3kD2YIt

 

⚑️ CONNECT WITH ME

My website – https://edtech-music.com/

My Monthly Newsletter – https://edtech-music.com/newsletter/

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/edtechmusic

Facebook: https://fb.me/edtechmusic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/edtechmusic

 

πŸ“’Β  DISCLAIMER

Some product links in this description are affiliate links which means if you buy something I may get a small commission. There is no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting my channel and by doing so allowing me to continue providing content I believe in.

Teaching Music Using Audacity | Part 1 – Recording and Editing

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Today’s video is the first in my series about how to use and teach with Audacity. It covers the basics of the app as well as then my first batch of examples about how to use it in teaching music. This includes recording performances and compositions, how to add backing tracks and sing or perform over them, how to balance parts, how to record and create body percussion compositions, which is really useful at this time as well!

 

0:29 Intro

0:48 Installing

1:52 The interface

5:59 Record performances and compositions

8:05 Body percussion recording and arrangement

10:05 The Chimp Paradox

 

πŸ“’ VIDEO RESOURCES

Samson Meteor Mic – https://amzn.to/3j8GJK2

 

πŸ“’ BOOK MENTIONED

The Chimp Paradox by Prof. Steve Peters – https://amzn.to/34phLBk

 

πŸ“’ ABOUT ME

I’m Anthony, an educator from Devon, UK. I try to help primary (elementary) educators by making teaching classroom music easier, more fun and raise standards by using technology.

 

πŸ“’ STUFF

My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/anthonylees

Get two free months on SkillShare – https://skl.sh/3kD2YIt

 

⚑️ CONNECT WITH ME

My website – https://edtech-music.com/

My Monthly Newsletter – https://edtech-music.com/newsletter/

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/edtechmusic

Facebook: https://fb.me/edtechmusic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/edtechmusic

 

πŸ“’Β  DISCLAIMER

Some product links in this description are affiliate links which means if you buy something I may get a small commission. There is no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting my channel and by doing so allowing me to continue providing content I believe in.

 

Tips to Use OneNote to Teach Music Part 3 | Audio Bookmarking

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This is part 3 of my OneNote for music teaching series – this time about audio bookmarking in music files and student’s own recordings. In this video I talk about using OneNote to teach music by bookmarking points in a piece of music, such as a choir track to help rehearse, and for student s to use to bookmark their interpretations and thoughts about what they are listening to. I also cover how to give feedback on a student’s recording of a composition or performance using the distribute page tool and audio bookmarking.

0:19 Intro
0:53 Bookmarking in tracks (by typing while playing)
2:04 Students type whilst analysing music
2:36 Giving teacher feedback on student compositions and performances

πŸ“’ ABOUT ME
I’m Anthony, an educator from Devon, UK. I try to help primary (elementary) educators by making teaching classroom music easier, more fun and raise standards by using technology.

πŸ“’ Courses
Learn to Organise Everything in OneNote (on SkillShare) – https://skl.sh/3iZqq1o
This link will also give you two weeks free access to SkillShare.

πŸ“’ STUFF
My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/anthonylees
Get two free weeks on SkillShare – https://skl.sh/3kD2YIt

⚑️ CONNECT WITH ME
My website – https://edtech-music.com/
My Monthly Newsletter – https://edtech-music.com/newsletter/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/edtechmusic
Facebook: https://fb.me/edtechmusic
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/edtechmusic

πŸ“’ DISCLAIMER
Some product links in this description are affiliate links which means if you buy something I may get a small commission. There is no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting my channel and by doing so allowing me to continue providing content I believe in.

Tips to Use OneNote to Teach Music | Part 2 – Embedding

 

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This is part 2 of my OneNote for music teaching series – this time about Embedding files and content. OneNote is a note taking app for organising pages into folders. In this video I talk about using OneNote to teach music by embedding video content, recorded lessons, forms and surveys, different audio file type and all of these through practical music making activities.

 

0:26 Intro

1:01 Embedding video

1:39 Linear lesson layouts

2:47 pre-recorded and live lesson

3:48 Forms

4:57 PowerPoint and ink replay

5:56 Scanned notation

6:51 MIDI files

7:38 Distributing feedback pages for learners

9:47 Recording on a storyboard

11:08 Recording scrapbook for composition

12:00 Finale Notepad revised

 

 

πŸ“’ ABOUT ME

I’m Anthony, an educator from Devon, UK. I try to help primary (elementary) educators by making teaching classroom and general music easier, more fun and raise standards by using technology.

 

πŸ“’ Courses

Learn to Organise Everything in OneNote (on SkillShare) – https://skl.sh/3iZqq1o

This link will also give you two weeks free access to SkillShare.

 

πŸ“’ STUFF

My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/anthonylees

Get two free weeks on SkillShare – https://skl.sh/3kD2YIt

 

⚑️ CONNECT WITH ME

My website – https://edtech-music.com/

My Monthly Newsletter – https://edtech-music.com/newsletter/

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/edtechmusic

Facebook: https://fb.me/edtechmusic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/edtechmusic

 

πŸ“’Β  DISCLAIMER

Some product links in this description are affiliate links which means if you buy something I may get a small commission. There is no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting my channel and by doing so allowing me to continue providing content I believe in.

Tips to Use OneNote to Teach Music | Part 1 – Images & Inking

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OneNote is a note taking app for organising pages into folders. In this video I talk about using OneNote to teach music. I cover using the app and in the browser, both through Office365 and Teams, or through a free Microsoft account. This is part one of a series on OneNote. In this video I focus on using images and ink in OneNote for backgrounds and supporting images, as well as notetaking in music, creating graphic scores using tables, sharing different musical file types (e.g. mp3, finale notepad, etc) and supporting practical activities. I start to touch on listening and appraising using OneNote, which I then cover in more detail in the later episodes of this set.

0:31 Intro

1:30 Page backgrounds and background images

5:36 Note Taking and Highlighting Examples

7:39 Sharing Files

9:46 Creating Graphic Scores

11:23 Beat Matching

12:01 Understanding Structure

12:58 Listening and Appraising

πŸ“’ Courses

Learn to Organise Everything in OneNote (on SkillShare) – https://skl.sh/3iZqq1o

This link will also give you two weeks free access to SkillShare.

 

πŸ“’ STUFF

My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/anthonylees

Get two free weeks on SkillShare – https://skl.sh/3kD2YIt

 

⚑️ CONNECT WITH ME

My website – https://edtech-music.com/

My Monthly Newsletter – https://edtech-music.com/newsletter/

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/edtechmusic

Facebook: https://fb.me/edtechmusic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/edtechmusic

 

πŸ“’Β  DISCLAIMER

Some product links in this description are affiliate links which means if you buy something I may get a small commission. There is no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting my channel and by doing so allowing me to continue providing content I believe in.

 

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