Teaching is crazy. Like really crazy. Here are some of the things I learned in my first years as a band director.
This week we have the pleasure of a return visit from Yigal Kaminka from Joytunes. Yigal is the Oboist for the Jerusalem Symphony and the music arranger and consultant for Joyutnes.
We talked about arranging for the applications, their new application PianoMania, and working in a music technology start up. We also played a few of Yigals arrangements.
Due to the start of a new school year and the need to rerecord a segment in next weeks podcast, we are not releasing a new podcast until this coming Thursday. However, I have recorded some announcements about what we have upcoming, and what is coming up is awesome.
Cloud based software allows you to use a tool on any computer that can access the internet. Dr. Jim Frankel from Music First tells us all about the best cloud based music education software in this weeks episode of the FreeMusicEd Podcast.
Dr Frankel is a graduate of Montclair State Univeristy and Teachers College Columbia University where he is currently an adjunct professor. An author of several music education books as well as an active member of TI-ME, Dr. Frankel is one of the leading experts in Music Education Technology.
This week Stephen shares his iOS application recommendations for musician's and music educators. Apps mentioned in this podcast include:
Today I had an opportunity to talk with one of my personal clarinet and saxophone heroes: Ken Peplowski. In this interview we talk about clarinet and saxophone techniques, jam session etiquette, equipment, being a professional musician, Benny Goodman, and house parties.
Mr. Peplowski has had an incredible career as a musician with 40 CD's as a soloist and over 400 as a sideman. Peplowski's career includes playing in a polish polka band as a child, working in the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow, studying with Sonny Stitt, and touring with Benny Goodman.
This week we spoke with Justin Phillips the Senior Product Manager at Make Music. Justin oversees the development of Finale, one of the most popular and established music notation applications available.
During this interview we address finale versions, features, and uses as well as discuss working in the field of music technology.
Find out more about Finale and Make Music at:
We had a great listener question that we are answering on the air:
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