As an employee of Columbia University, I can take classes for free. As I paid for my first Masters at Teachers College mostly out of pocket, I plan on gathering at least another degree during my time here. What I really want is an honorary doctorate like Bono, but in the meantime, I register for at least one class every semester.
I signed up for “Introduction to New Technologies in Music Education” this term. My instructor, James Frankel, is energetic, enthusiastic, and super knowledgeable about his field. Tonight, he excitedly shared a variety of sites while discussing the role of the Internet in Music Education:
My professor gathered tons of links in his Links section. He highlighted some below.
Free lessons, exercises, tests. In the Tools section, you can print out staff paper.
The Vermont Midi Project has lots of resources for composing and arranging music.
In the Composition Workshop, we looked at the Minuet Mixer.
Click the Creating Your Own Music Section and go to Sketch Pad. It’s awesome.
Make an account through the Sign-Up link. Go to New Score and create. Then you go to File and can export to XML, midi, wav!
It’s like a free Garageband. Open Audio Editor and use Myna to remix/create music.
Free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
Like Flickr, but a social network for sharing music.
Copyright/royalty free clip art for music teachers.
A professional learning network for music teachers.