Tech Toolbox: Notation Software

Tech Toolbox is my series of posts on what I feel are the essential tools that every music educator should have at their disposal to both create music and materials that support and engage their students. Notation Software As with any of the tools that I talk about in this series, I am not advocatingContinue reading “Tech Toolbox: Notation Software”

Airtable – Part 1

Getting to Know Airtable If you haven’t read my first post about Databases, I suggest checking out Spreadsheets vs. Databases – Up Your Data Management Game. If you’re not familiar with databases instead of spreadsheets, that post is a great place to start. In this post, I want to introduce you to my favorite databaseContinue reading “Airtable – Part 1”

Learn Your Shortcuts! – A Series

Ok, so, one of my biggest suggestions to anyone using any kind of technology is to LEARN YOUR KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS! While it may not seem like much to save half a second or two instead of moving the mouse through some menus, these fractions of time can add up! And you have a precious fewContinue reading “Learn Your Shortcuts! – A Series”

Digital Rehearsal Agenda

For anyone who has ever sat in a band rehearsal, you have probably gone through the routine of setting up and checking the board for the rehearsal order. Or maybe it’s been slightly updated and you’re checking your email beforehand at your community band rehearsal like I do. For those school band directors who areContinue reading “Digital Rehearsal Agenda”

Spreadsheets vs. Databases – Up Your Data Management Game

So I’m going to share one of my favorite time-saving methods here – Databases. I have to thank a former supervisor of mine for changing my approach to data management – thanks JP! His words in that department meeting long ago still ring true in my ears to this day – “IF YOU ARE USINGContinue reading “Spreadsheets vs. Databases – Up Your Data Management Game”