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Incredible Music Teaching Apps for Ipad

August 9, 2016

Jeremy Hanson recently shared some apps that he uses while teaching piano. Click on the image below to view the pdf where you can click on each of the links to learn more. 

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Tech in the Practice Room: Five iPhone/iPad Apps to Optimize Students’ Practice Time

March 3, 2015

By Guest Author:  Dr. Joel Salvo, Prof. of Cello - St. Cloud State University

During my days as a student, settling into a practice room was akin to setting up camp.  After unpacking my cello, I would empty a tote bag with my tuner, an oversized metronome, some recording gear, and a handful o…

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Incredible Music Teaching Apps for iPad

March 29, 2014

by Jeremy Hanson Hanson.Jeremy@MacPhail.org

Here are some apps for iPad that I use when teaching. If it is too small to read, click on the icon. You can also download the pdf here

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Using GarageBand on iPad

December 2, 2013

by Josh Osborne Osborne.Josh@MacPhail.org

GarageBand would be the one app on my iPad that I use every single day. It's changed my teaching because now I have a live, changeable accompanist in my work bag. I use the "Smart Instrument" options (there's Smart Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Strings) a…

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Your new best friend

October 30, 2013

by David Birrow  Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

This one goes out to all those faculty with new iPads (and anybody else with an iPad for that matter).

Here are some things you might do right away:

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Updating

October 17, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

If you are like me, you rued the day a few weeks ago when you updated your iPad to iOS 7.0. The graphic design made everything look like it was stolen from a Monopoly board, the battery life was diminished, apps were reconfigured and for what? Helvetica ne…

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App Review: Flashnote Derby

June 13, 2013

by Jeremy Hanson Hanson.Jeremy@MacPhail.org

Flashnote Derby is a fun, useful, and versatile note reading app (kudos to Marianne Bryan for introducing it to me!).  After selecting which notes to include (any number of notes from Low C to High C), students begin the race. 

Individual notes are s…

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Evan's Online Piano Success

May 29, 2013

by Timothy De Prey DePrey.Timothy@MacPhail.org

piano keysI began teaching Evan in September 2012.  Evan was my first On Line student and in the beginning I wondered how I would adapt my teaching for an On Line student.  I embraced the opportunity and Evan turns out to be the perfect On Line student.  He is …

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Tech Tools in Action—Examples from the Studio #1

April 30, 2013

by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

Last week one of my students emailed me to say that she'd like to do a youth orchestra audition in June. This year the audition requirements include a big cello excerpt from Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. Realizing that the prep time is relatively short, I …

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Turn your iPad into an Excellent Audio Recorder & Editor!

April 25, 2013

by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

Ever since I got my MacPhail iPad I've been searching for a way to replicate on the iPad what I had previously been doing with the Audacity software installed on my studio desktop and my Blue Snowball microphone. I wanted high-quality audio, an app that a…

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iPad, How I Love Thee: An Alphabet of Delights for the Itinerant MacPhail Teaching Artist

April 23, 2013

by Emily Greenleaf Greenleaf.Emily@MacPhail.org

Are you thinking of requesting an iPad for using in your MacPhail teaching? Here’s a list of ideas:

A     is for Amplification. Suppose it’s April Fool’s day, and you want to play Haydn’s Surprise Symphony for your students. With nothing …

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Phala's iPad

April 20, 2013

by Phala Tracy Tracy.Phala@MacPhail.org

I have been using my iPad to make little videos for my harp students to use in their home practice, following up from the lesson. This has been really successful and I was amazed at how easy it was! I don't have an iPhone, so this technology was all new to m…

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I <3 my iPad

April 17, 2013

By Cathy Smetana Smetana.Cathy@MacPhail.org

Yes, it’s true.  I LOVE my iPad.

OK, it isn’t really mine—it’s MacPhail’s, and they are letting me use it as part of a school-wide technology initiative.  I got my hands on it right before Christmas, and have hardly set it down since then.  Here is…

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iPad as All Around Music Learning Tool

April 4, 2013
by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

Walk around MacPhail on any lesson day and it's hard to miss: iPads are everywhere. The halls are lined with kids and adults alike, all engrossed in their own private little worlds: playing games, reading, surfing the web, studying.

Spend any time follow…

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Things Technology has Fixed in my Teaching Part 2

March 28, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

The second in a series showing HOW exactly technology has improved the quality of teaching or music therapy.i.e. Problems and solutions. No how-to's, just what impact is seen with students and clients

I'll only use technology for two reasons:

  1. It solves …

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Friday Roundup

March 1, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Here are some things that cropped up this week (in no particular order):

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Numbers

February 18, 2013

by Troy Strand Strand.Troy@MacPhail.org

I have put together a screencast of how to use Numbers, a fantastic data management app for iPad.  It costs $19.99 and is worth every penny.  I use it to reduce my administrative headache by keeping track of things like grades, attendance, and behavior.

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Most used iPad apps

January 24, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Conversation in the past few Idea Exchanges has wandered to how music teachers are using the iPad in their teaching.  I thought it would be useful to share what iPad apps I use on a daily basis. Hopefully people will also contribute what they use (and how …

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iMovie Tutorial

January 15, 2013

by Amanda Underwood Underwood.Amanda@MacPhail.org

Here is a video about using the iMovie app on iPhone or iPad.

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Progressions App: Transpose Chord Charts at the Push of a Button

January 8, 2013

by Kim Bahmer  Bahmer.Kim@MacPhail.org

The Progressions app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad allows you to submit chord charts and transpose them in seconds. I have no trouble finding songs for my elementary music classes, but they’re generally not in the key I would like. The Progressions app will…

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