Today is a great day! Today is the day that Chris Russell and I announce our joint venture that will hopefully benefit anyone wanting to know the latest and greatest adventures of two music teachers trying to integrate technology into the music classroom!
Chris is a Choir teacher in Minnesota
I am a Band teacher here in Michigan
We both enjoy finding ways to use technology in our daily jobs. Both of our goals is to find ways that technology allows us to do our jobs better, different, and easier. We also want to put technology into the students hands so that they can learn more, learn different and have a way better experience than what we did when we were going to school.
We became friends because of the fact that we both started blogging around the same time about the subject…. Technology integration in music education. In fact I was a bit jealous because when I did find his blog I thought the name of his blog was better than mine! I started writing a blog because I bought an iPad the day it first came out and wanted to share my journey of figuring out what that meant as a teacher. So therefore my blog name – iPad in Music Ed
So the big news is this – Chris invited me to help him produce a Podcast that allowed us to have discussions about what we both enjoy doing! Our goal is to interview app developers, give tips, talk about what we are currently working on and discuss the ways in which technology continues to amaze ourselves and other in the world of music education.
The name of the PodCast is ME&T Podcast which is short for Music Education & Technology Podcast.
For our first Podcast we discuss one of the biggest reasons that I actually purchased an iPad for in the first place – using it for sheet music. We had hoped to interview the developers of ForScore but that just did not work out like we had hoped but we spent a decent amount of time talking about ForScore along with the fact that Finale 25 has just been announced and the fact that Dorico is heavy into development.
We are not sure exactly where this Podcast journey will take us but we sure did have a great time chatting. Boy are we excited about what we do and we hope that those of you that are looking for answers or who enjoy the integration of music and technology, join us!
Developers – Music Companies –
- If you would like to be featured in a future PodCast email us at email@example.com – Chris and I will both be checking that email.
- If you would like to sponsor a Podcast episode or more we are trying to figure out how to handle hosting costs and such for the Podcast so your sponsorship would be put to good use.
Teachers – Colleagues – Musicians –
- Have a question you want more info about?
- Want to know more about a certain app?
- Have something you’d like to see us discuss?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is our first Podcast – Hope you enjoy it!