Date: Monday 30 October 2017


Presented by: Katie Wardrobe

Workshop code: PL17401

Cost: $190 (members). $260 (non members)

Time: 9.30am – 3.15pm

Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Level 5, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton Melway reference – Map 2B:D11

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About this workshop

Feel out of depth when it comes to using technology in  your music teaching?  Lacking confidence or have a few holes in your knowledge?  This bootcamp will cover everything you’ve always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask!  No previous experience in anything is required.

Discover easy ways to get started with technology in the music classroom. We’ll get back to basics and go through the fundamentals.

  • Equipment - data projectors, speakers, iPads, laptops, headphones, microphones, keyboards, adaptors

  • Best software, apps and websites including free options

  • Lesson ideas and examples of weaving technology into your current classes

  • How to handle tech disasters - what to do when websites won’t work, when software freezes

  • Document basics - keynote, ppt, word - how to embed audio and video (without losing the files!), how to insert notation images, where to find borders, fonts, clipart

  • How to assess music tech projects

  • How to handle files - importing, exporting, sharing with students, sharing with parents

  • Top productivity hacks and ideas for getting organised - manage all your passwords, keep track of tasks and more

  • Bring the questions you’ve always been afraid to ask!

What To Bring

  1. Laptop (PC, Mac or Chromebook) and your charger

  1. Important #1! Please make sure you have the Chrome browser installed on your laptop. Chrome is the best option for music/audio websites (Internet Explorer is NOT good so we will be using Chrome during the workshop)

  1. Important #2! We will need to access online tools and resources during the workshop.  Please make sure ahead of time that your laptop will be able to access the wireless network at the workshop venue (if you're not sure, check with your school IT person beforehand)

  1. Headphones

Optional: questions you have about technology (“dumb” questions welcome!)


About Katie Wardrobe

Katie Wardrobe is a qualified teacher (Bachelor of Music, Hons) who enjoys helping people who are short on time and dislike reading software manuals. She is a Sibelius Training Partner and has also worked for Sibelius Australia as an Education and Support Specialist, presenting workshops and demonstrations at events around Australia. She has worked as a freelance copyist, music arranger and transcriber for more than 20 years and is a member of the Music Arrangers Guild of Australia. Katie now runs her own business - Midnight Music - which specialises in music technology training for educators and students. For more information visit



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