How Open-Minded Are You as a Music Teacher?

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” -Frank Zappa How open-minded are you? It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t say they’re open-minded.  But in reality, it seems very few teachers are. Look at the glacial pace of change in education across the world.  Every other field is…

Free Video: Understanding Website Technology For Music Teachers

This is a sneak peek inside our Office Hours course, a weekly question and answer video lesson. Teachers enrolled in the Musicolor Method Online Training get this included as part of their membership. In this lesson we discuss The difference between a website name and hosting What is a DNS and why you need to…

Making Music With Computers and Apps

An Overview for Music Teachers When people talk about creating music using a computer, it can mean a few different things: composing music or producing music, or both.  In this article, I’m going to give you an overview of the types of software used in creating music. There’s another category of software for editing sound and…

Technology & Trends in Music Teaching

This is the second part of an interview with music teacher John Gardner.  John is also an avid technologist and able to be a virtual assistant with music arranging/composing and general office skills through his company Virtual Music Office.  You can see Part 1 here.   Technology for Teaching Music Andrew: Do you use any…

Interview with music teacher John Gardner

An interview with John Gardner, band teacher, entrepreneur John and I connected on LinkedIN and we got speaking about teaching music, the new technologies available, trends in music education and safety precautions when teaching children, both for the child and the teacher. John also has a business supporting other teachers and musicians called Virtual Music…