Practical Music Education Technology

ISBN : 9780199832231

Richard Dammers; Marjorie LoPresti
128 ページ
178 x 254 mm

Today's music teachers are caught in a conundrum about technology - while all are interested in it and told to utilize it in music instruction, a lack of equipment and funding act as enormous barriers to technology access. In fact, studies indicate that the mere perception of these obstacles may be partly responsible for the gap between these teachers' interest in technology and the lack of technology integration in the classroom. As a result, students potentially miss out on active, hands-on music technology instruction at school.
In Practical Music Education Technology, veteran music educators Rick Dammers and Marjorie LoPresti help music teachers introduce technology into the classroom by providing accessible strategies to support and enrich students' musical learning. The authors highlight a plethora of free online tools at teachers' disposal, and provide options that can be flexible for all school environments and types of teachers - from those with large budgets to those operating on a shoestring, from those well-versed in technology to non-experts. Each chapter outlines pedagogically appropriate resources and strategies that facilitate, support, and enhance music learning, performance, and creation. Additionally, model lesson plans featuring classroom-tested uses of technology aim to empower student engagement while also keeping music learning goals at the forefront. All teaching ideas presented can be tailored to individual teachers' needs and preferences, making Practical Music Education Technology an essential guide to music technology for the everyday music teacher.



About the Companion Website


1. Technology in the Music Classroom

2. Classroom Settings

3. Cloud Computing

4. Notation Software

5. Audio Recording

6. Sequencing Software (DAWs)

7. Loop Libraries and Drum Machines

8. Accompaniment and Practice Software

9. Websites and Learning Management Systems

10. Video Conferencing

11. Online Resources, Media, and Collaboration Tools

12. Technology for General Music

13. Technology for Performers and Ensembles

14. Technology in Your Music Classroom



Richard Dammers is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Rowan University. He has published several articles in journals including Update: Applications of Research, Gifted Child Today, the Journal of Technology and Music Learning, and TEMPO. Marjorie LoPresti has over twenty-five years' experience teaching elementary and secondary general/vocal music, piano, music technology, theory, and composition. She teaches Music Education Technology at Rutgers University, and was named the 2016 TI:ME Music Technology Teacher of the Year.