Note for teachers
At the beginning of the new year, I would like to take a moment to congratulate each of you from the bottom of my heart. It takes a special kind of person to dedicate your life to teaching music, and I am grateful for your tireless dedication to your students and your craft.
I also want to thank you for your constant curiosity and drive to learn and grow. Your willingness to constantly explore new techniques and approaches not only benefits your students, but also keeps the flame of music alive and well in our world.
Latest songs As you look ahead to the new year, I want to remind you of the eternal importance of music in our lives. It has the power to overcome language and cultural barriers, to bring people together in harmony, and to heal and uplift the human spirit – it has never been more needed than now. You’re not just teaching a subject, you’re sharing a gift that will last a lifetime with your students, teaching them incredible human connection and teamwork skills.
Canvas templates for the music classroom
There are so many digital resources available for educators, but not all of them have a direct connection to the music classroom. Luckily for us, that doesn’t include Canva!
There are thousands of templates to help you start a variety of design projects from worksheets to websites and almost everything in between! Here are 10 of my favorite templates
1. two cheap sheet music scanning apps: ‘PlayScore 2’ and ‘Sheet Music Scanner’
Written by Katrina Proctor, Content Manager at Midnight Music
Music scanning apps have been around for years. The premise of these interesting programs is to give you the ability to take a picture of a musical score or choral octave, immediately hear it played, and then be able to export that image as a MIDI or XML file, magically saving you time. and the energy of importing all this information manually.
So the question is… do these programs actually work and do what they say they will?
In this blog, we’ll look at two popular, inexpensive sheet music scanning apps (PlayScore 2 and Sheet Music Scanner) to see if each app accurately recognizes different music and increasingly difficult notation, assessing their overall functionality to understand each piece. limitations and quirks of the scanner application and overall decide whether or not it’s worth the cost.
Looking for more resources for music teachers?
Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe – an Australian music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers through my business Midnight Music.
I am a qualified teacher but no, I am not currently teaching at a school. I support teachers through my online professional development space – theMidnight Music Community – where there are video tutorials, courses, links and downloadable resources.