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Ethan Hein

Ethan Hein is a doctoral Fellow at New York University amongst other roles and his channel builds on the content of his website, and contains a wide range of different content for educators.

Ethan primarily makes music technology videos using different music packages to visualise and help him explain the complexities of a wide range of classical and contemporary pieces. In this way his content is probably too complex for elementary or primary students, you may find it useful in building your own confidence in understanding and explaining musical forms and progressions.

Ethan uses Ableton Live to create visualisations of some famous and beautiful pieces which he talks through, as well as some entertaining and cleverly crafted remixes that may be useful inspiration for class, if likely not in Ableton at this age.

He has a real reservoir of content about Groove Pizza an online drum machine – with a number of different drum kit styles. As well as explanation videos about aqwertyon from NYU design lab that I mentioned earlier, using it to explain and visualise chords and harmonic relationships.

His website also contains further writing about jazz principles and practices and music theory.

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

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

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

Shed The Music

Shedthemusic.com with Mr H is a music education resource website providing content for teachers and students. The YouTube channel includes a wide range of free content, as well some of their course material, and some content from their Teachable courses.

Shed The Music has a wide range of tools covered and explained through tutorials in Garageband, BandLab, NoteFlight, SoundTrap and others.

They have a full curriculum provision via their own online portal with practices, lessons, tasks, assessments and a teacher community, and so some of the content exemplifies this offer as well.

There are some really useful and detailed technical explanations for teachers, such as this microphone explainer video

As well as explainers around more fun things like this make your own memoji video

Shed The Music have  a number of ‘One a day challenges’ to work through, as well as modelled Lap drumming challenges that you can use with learners as well.

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

Website –  The Shed (shedthemusic.com)

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

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

Mr Velez Virtual Classroom

Mr Velez has two channels worth a mention, his own personal channel for his creations and tips and his Virtual Classroom Channel of content for learners.

He has really great tutorials – as a composer, arranger, and sound engineer as well as a teacher his videos are very technically accurate as well as very enthusiastic for everything he does. He shares a number of examples of student compositions, in various tools such as chrome song maker which are really useful to share in your own classrooms to help students understand what they are working towards, as well as play-a-longs in aqwertyon, a browser based tool for easily playing chords on a computer keyboard.

Mr Velez also has good tutorial videos for learning to use and teach with aqwertyon – and on his website, pop songs and classics arranged using aqwertyon as well.

Song maker  as part of the Chrome Music Lab set  of online tools is covered extensively, with lesson introductions and examples to use to show in class.

He has some useful explainer videos around chord demonstrations and notation reading.

There are frequent examples of his own students performing and learning the music, which is great to share to your own class.

Mr Velez explains the ‘Figure’ music app piece by piece with demos and examples as well.

He also has a good number of recorder tutorials with play along, as if in class, that you can use direct to students or in tandem with your own explanations.

On his other page you will find his own compositions, as well as demonstrations and tutorials about using Studio One, Reason and a number of other mixing tools.

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

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

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

Meg’s Music Room

Meg’s Music Room’s channel has a range of videos with different helpful content. Meg’s got a few different types of content, both for teachers and also talking direct to students.

She is great fun – not afraid to introduce comedy and laughter in to her lessons and shares all sorts of things she’s trying out in her own classroom.

She has a good range of Bucket drumming videos – with count ins and play along scores and useful examples to copy. She uses helpful dynamics reminders and some of her own her own backing tracks. Meg has a real range of levels which are clearly marked to choose or work through and I really like the intro pattern practices before the main play alongs.

Meg has a number of Music minute videos stuffing a large number of facts in one minute about composers, styles, and other topics.

There are also some great fun Read-a-louds to play to students, where her classroom persona come to the forefront.

Meg also makes Karaoke style sing-alongs, often in more comfortable keys, that are well put together.

And a bank of recorder lessons with her demonstrating, describing and then leading the play along for learners.

Meg has some fun ‘How to make’ videos, such as this one where she is working out how to create a pterodactyl  for a display which add further character to her channel.

As I said, Meg’s content is great fun – she is enthusiastic and entertaining, and she’s clearly getting more into making content again so I’m really excited to see what she will come up with in the future.

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

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