Many teachers tend to shy away from using technology in the classroom; for some, it's foreign territory and intimidating while for others, it's viewed as unnecessary. This is true for most classrooms, but it is even more true in the music education classroom. However, technology in the music education classroom can be infinitely beneficial to the students learning and creative process. It is not something to be afraid of or cast aside, rather, it is something to be embraced.
Different forms of technology can be used for music students. The resources can range from simple web-based programs such as Noteflight to notate music (whether it be for teaching parts to a piece or a composition) to more complex music production programs such as Pro Tools and Logic. There is no designated template that one must use to get the most of their students.
Some examples to get technology into your music students' lives are:
Technology in the music classroom shouldn't be avoided because of the unknown. Rather, it should become part of your weekly lessons to give your students the best education possible. Technology isn't a hindrance; instead, it should be treated as invaluable as a musical instrument. Think of it that way: technology is just another instrument that you should have your students play and learn from.
|Claire Joy Moss||