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Essential Tools for the Music Educator

There are certain tools that I find indispensable as a music educator in 2022. Tools I simply can not imagine teaching without. Silly thing is that as much as things have changed they haven’t changed. I find that most of these tools are the same as ten years and even fifteen years ago but they have matured into tools that work in ways I could … Continue reading Essential Tools for the Music Educator

Disruptive Days of Amazing Technology – Notion and Ableton AND Apple give us better tools to create and teach with!

It is days like today that just are downright fun to live through! Several HUGE announcements today….. We will start with the least expensive and quite possibly the most important! Notion Mobile – from PreSonus Presonus Notion officially announced some great news that will change the possibilities in the music education world. Notion has been around for some time now (released as a desktop app … Continue reading Disruptive Days of Amazing Technology – Notion and Ableton AND Apple give us better tools to create and teach with!

Summer Sale on Cubasis – Get this if you do not have it already!

Hello all! I am so excited to let you all know that I am still alive! Happy summer (at least for those of us here in the US!). Great news…. Cubasis and Cubasis LE are both on sale for 50% off! If you are a music educator who owns an iPad then Cubasis is one of those apps that should be on the front page … Continue reading Summer Sale on Cubasis – Get this if you do not have it already!

Roli has released a new Orchestral Ensembles for Equator and it sounds astounding!

(OK – I guess I started writing about this and never hit the Publish Button! this is NOT new but came out in early Dec 2021) This is the weekend for new sounds I guess! I know I am super excited because I am taking some of my band students down to listen to the Brass Band of Battle Creek here in Michigan. This is … Continue reading Roli has released a new Orchestral Ensembles for Equator and it sounds astounding!

FREE Sound Libraries from SpitFire Audio Labs

Oh my goodness… How has this escaped my finding it? It has taken the onset of free time driven from the CoronaVirus shutting down our schools which in turn has opened up some additional time for me to explore the world of music! So many great options for you to download and use from an amazing company! Most have a desktop/laptop for these to work … Continue reading FREE Sound Libraries from SpitFire Audio Labs

Making Music Using Cubasis 2 on my iPad

Creation makes us more Human. We are driven by the need to create. Sharing that creation is vital. T.P. Shimmons I dug in and played in the musical sandbox again last night. This is what I came up with using Cubasis 2 as my starting point and then digging into the arpeggio presets. I did add one additional AudioUnit app – iSEM. Oh, and the … Continue reading Making Music Using Cubasis 2 on my iPad

Christmas Presents for Teachers and Musicians with iPads (Updates for iDoceo, Cubasis, and KeyStage)

In December there were three updates for apps that stand out as amazing presents for us music teachers. (It seems like I am forgetting another but I can not bring it to mind currently so I am going to stick with the number THREE) Each of these updates centered around an interface update alongside refining of the code to make the app more reliable and … Continue reading Christmas Presents for Teachers and Musicians with iPads (Updates for iDoceo, Cubasis, and KeyStage)