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Why I use my iPad: Communication, Motivation, Tangible Feedback & Music Access

by Tiana Malone

In music therapy, communication with families, clients, other therapies and team members, and caregivers is very important. My iPad is an important tool for facilitating that communication.

Evernote is a cloud-based note taking program …

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Idea Exchange: Effective Studio Management Tools & Strategies

by Hanno Strydom

In this nine-minute video I share several of the key tools and strategies I use to keep my MacPhail cello studio running smoothly.

It is based on my recent MacPhail Music Learning Lab Idea Exchange session, Effective Studio Management Tools & Strategies

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Tech Tools in Action—Examples from the Studio #2

By Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

To mark the recent transition from school year to summer session, I decided to frame this year’s summer lessons for all of my students around the broad subject of bow technique. As a focal point, I’m using video material recorded in 1978 by the legendary…

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How Evernote is Helping Me Wrap Up the Semester

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Invariably May is the most hectic month of the school year. No matter how cleverly I plan, it always turns into a maelstrom of concerts, meetings, gigs, and other responsibilities.  This year Evernote has helped wrap up my semester by giving me new accounti…

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Tech Tools in Action—Examples from the Studio #1

by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

Last week one of my students emailed me to say that she'd like to do a youth orchestra audition in June. This year the audition requirements include a big cello excerpt from Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. Realizing that the prep time is relatively short, I …

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Things Technology has Fixed in my Teaching Part 3

by Jeremy Hanson Hanson.Jeremy@MacPhail.org

The third in a series showing HOW exactly technology has improved the quality of teaching or music therapy, i.e. Problems and solutions. No how-to's, just what impact is seen with students and clients

I use many kinds of technology in my teaching every d…

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Attaching Audacity Audio to Evernote

By Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

Here's a very short video demonstrating how to attach an audio file, recorded in Audacity, to a note in Evernote:

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Evernote Help

by David Birrow  birrow.david@macphail.org

Lab Techs

Besides asking one of the lab techs (especially Josh, Jeremy, Hanno, or myself) for help on Evernote, there are a bunch of excellent resources on the web.

Getting started

If you just started using Evernote, there is no better place to turn fo…

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Evernote for Music Therapy

by Josh Osborne Osborne.Josh@MacPhail.org

Below are some ideas about how to get started with Evernote. Email me with any questions or post some comments below.


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Idea Exchange #1: Evernote

by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org
The MacPhail Music Learning Lab's first Idea Exchange took place yesterday. The Idea Exchange is a live forum for MacPhail faculty members to share and discuss ideas and tools we’re using to enhance our work. Click here for more about the Idea E…

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The Case for Evernote

by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

Searching for the Holy Grail of Lesson Notes
Studio teachers are always looking for the best way to manage their students’ lesson notes. How do you include enough information to clearly communicate the assignments for the week without spending too muc…

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