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Music Education and Technology

This is a repost, as the download link was not functioning previously, and I want everyone to have an opportunity to get this resource for free! I know, incorporating technology into your music lesson can be drag, right? Students don’t follow instructions, get too distracted, browse the internet instead of work, or the technology itself betrays you. To me, I have to admit that sounds like most adult workplaces. I would argue that teaching music technology is indispensable. Most musicians I know end up using technology to support their work (including me!). So why do we avoid teaching it? Some of the reasons above start to describe why, but there is more to it than that. We teach the way we have been taught, which for a lot of us did not include music technology until we were adults. To make ourselves change the way we teach music, we need to do it on purpose. One of the most indispensable pieces of advice ever given to me in my teaching degree was simple. Work smarter, …