Episode #014: It’s a New Year (2019!)

In this episode of the Music Education and Technology Podcast, Chris Russell and Paul Shimmons catch up on some of the happenings since they last issued a podcast episode in June.

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Audio Link: https://ia600600.us.archive.org/23/items/METPodcast/MetPodcast-Episode0014.m4a


Episode #013: We’re back…with Don Crafton from Sight Reading Factory

In this lengthy episode of the Music Education and Technology Podcast, Chris and Paul catch up about what has been going on in their classrooms since November, including discussions about Notion’s N-Tempo, Luddites, instruction with video, and more.

In the second half of the podcast, Chris and Paul visit with Don Crafton, creator and owner of Sight Reading Factory, a program that Paul uses with high school band and Chris uses with Middle School Choir.  This part of the podcast begins at 58 minutes into the podcast.  Visit sightreadingfactory.com to learn more about Sight Reading Factory.

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Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MetPodcast013.m4a

Episode #012: Dan Scott, Orchestra Teacher in Jenison, Michigan

In this episode, Chris and Paul visit with Dan Scott, an Orchestra teacher in Jenison, Michigan.  Dan works at (and has been a key cotributor) to a very large and successful orchestra program (and music program) in Southern Michigan.  Dan uses technology in his teaching, and has ben active in MASTA and has a masters degree in educational technology.  Dan has also presented sessions on technology including “50 Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Music Program,” and he has graciously provided a link to the notes from that session:


Here is a “static” PDF of the same document: 50 Easy Ways to use Technology in a Performance-Based Classroom

We hope you enjoy hearing our interview with Dan as much as we enjoyed visiting with him!

Link to Audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MetPodcast012.m4a

Episode #011: Mark Shelton, author of “Give Me a Tablet”

In this episode, Paul and Chris interview Mark Shelton, author of “Give Me a Tablet,” which is available through Heritage Music Press at your local dealer.  The interview was recorded in October and is being posted late on November 4, 2017.

As a side note, the podcast is no longer hosted by SoundCloud, but instead through archive.org.  This blog acts as the RSS feed, which is read by FeedBurner (a Google product), which then reports to Apple Podcasts.

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Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MET%20Podcast%20011.m4a

Episode #009 UberChord with Eckart Burgwedel

In this podcast, we visit with Eckart Burgwedel, the CEO of UberChord

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Second Half Notes:

Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MET%20Podcast%20009.mp3

Episode #008 Sheet Music Scanner with David Zemsky

It has been a while since we have recorded a podcast, but in this podcast we are pleased to introduce David Zemsky, the developer who created Sheet Music Scanner (Referral Link from Paul, Referral Link from Chris), an inexpensive scanning app for iOS.

First Half Notes:

Second Half Notes:

Link to audio: https://archive.org/download/METPodcast/MET%20Podcast%20008.m4a