The internet has changed the way music educators teach music. Educators can offer remote classes (think Skype or Zoom) and even present their curriculum on YouTube.
According to NAMM member and music educator John Mlynczak, music technology rapidly moved from computer labs to Chromebooks, apps and software that allows students to create music instantly.
“The element of creating music is key. We live in an online, collaborative, and fast-paced world and our students need to learn to be successful in this environment,” Mlynczak said. “Music creation, with technology, is an essential element in music education.”
Discover Resources and Top Technology Tools for Music Teachers
Technology for Music Education (TI:ME)
TI:ME offers online certifications for music educators. The certificate is recognized by an international organization of music educators and distinguishes educators as people who can bring diverse musical technology skills to students, schools, and communities.
Best Tools for Schools
Music educators who attend The NAMM Show are encouraged to attend the educational session, “Best Tools for Schools.” Leaders in music classrooms reveal their favorite picks from the show. You’ll walk away discovering innovative and relevant products for education.
Check out the “Best Tools for Schools” products from the 2020 NAMM Show.
Music Educator Showcases
Another NAMM Show event to attend as a music educator are Music Educator Showcases. Showcases are a series of five-minute, lightning-speed segments that provide information about innovative music education tools, nonprofit music programs and best practices from the classroom.
“The showcases [are] a NAMM Show must see for any educator or those working in the music education space!” said Mark Despotakis, director of market development, Progressive Music.