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Profiles in Teaching with Technology

Here at MusicFirst, we love a good podcast. We're always listening to them, sharing them, and even helping you teach your students how to make their own. So we thought: "Why not get in on the fun ourselves?"

Profiles in Teaching with Technology, hosted by MusicFirst's Founder & Director Dr. Jim Frankel, features episodes with leading K-12 music educators who use technology to enhance their teaching in innovative ways. We’ll discuss the what, why and how of their technology integration, and hopefully share some teaching strategies that you can use in your own classroom.

Episode One - Shawna Longo

Our first episode profiles the amazing Shawna Longo, a teacher at Hopatcong Middle School in New Jersey, and recipient of the 2019 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award. Click the link below to hear our inaugural episode!

Episode Two - Stefanie Weigand

This episode features Stefanie Weigand, choral director at Harwood Union Middle/High School, and president of the Vermont ACDA chapter. Find out how she incorporates technology into her choral curriculum, using it to fight attrition and avoid creating "20,000 worksheets".

Episode Three - Dr. Michael Albertson

This episode features Dr. Michael Albertson, chair of the music department at a prestigious school in Los Angeles. Discover how he uses technology in his classroom to empower every student to believe that not only are they a musician, but that they are a composer.