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My DREAMs for a Brilliant 2017!

Many of us are pretty happy to welcome 2017 as a fresh start after a challenging 2016. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty relieved to see the hind end of this bad-tempered mule of a year, which included the near loss of one of my kids, the partial loss of my index fingertip Read More

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On the Learning Curve – Behind the Scenes

Like so many teachers, my year is marked and subdivided by memorable events – the first day back to regular teaching, Christmas break, and spring break. Since joining the Music Tool Suite team, I’ve added the annual “Wintergreen Camerata” gathering to that list. Whimsically nicknamed after the 16th-century “Florentine Camerata”, this August event is an Read More

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DREAM-ing in Spain

We’ve just returned from the international e-Learning conference held in Las Palmas, Spain. It was an amazing gathering – an intense several days, with very focused and engaged participants. We presented a paper on DREAM, highlighting the ways that this music tool has been used since its release less than a year ago. The paper Read More

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On the learning curve … Rhythm Help

This is part of a series written by Julia Fountain. Search “Julia Fountain’s Teacher Blog” for past entries! “Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles!” One of my students actually got perfect marks across the board on her recent Grade 1 sight and ear exam components, including an examiner comment of “outstanding sight reading.” I haven’t Read More

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On the learning curve … DREAM

Julia Fountain’s Teacher Blog: November 2014. Please comment! “DREAM? I’m old fashioned. I have an iPad, but I don’t use that computer stuff in my lessons.” I’ve only recently discovered that many –  perhaps all – of my local ORMTA branch colleagues have somehow missed out on hearing about the Music Tool Suite, and DREAM Read More

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Stories from Scotland

Members of the MEDA team have just completed five successful days of meetings and conference sessions in Scotland. One of the highlights was the opportunity to showcase the tools in the Music Tool Suite to colleagues at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. There, we met with Andrew Comrie, Director of Academic Innovation, and Read More