The iPad is fast becoming the music teacher's new best friend. This course is designed for music teachers who have access to an iPad 2 or later model for use in the classroom/rehearsal as well as teachers who are working in a 1:1 iPad classroom. The first half of the course focuses on GarageBand for iPad and how it can enhance instruction and assessment. iMovie for iPad is the focus of the second half of the course and includes a variety of applications to enhance lessons along with student video projects that can be used for assessment. Using the iPad to record live audio and video of performing ensembles will also be addressed. Video screen recording, referred to as “screencasting,” will be covered in depth, focusing on how to record quality videos for student learning, interviews, and other tutorials. Cloud options for storing audio and video will include Google Drive, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo and TeacherTube. Basic knowledge of the iPad is recommended although not required.

Required Materials: Access to an iPad2 or later, iPad Air, or iPad mini; as well as being able to connect the iPad to a Mac or Windows computer. The two main apps, GarageBand for iPad and iMovie for iPad are free with most iPads. If they are not on your iPad, you can purchase them for $4.99 each from the Apple App store:

    • GarageBand for iPad:
    • iMovie for iPad:

Instructor: Tom Rudolph

Thomas Rudolph, Ed. D. is an adjunct instructor for Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music. He has authored two online courses for Berkleemusic and facilitates several other courses. He also conducts summer workshops in music technology at Villanova University and Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Rudolph is one of the seminal people in music technology. He began his work as a clinician and workshop leader in the field in 1982. In addition to his work in music technology, Dr. Rudolph is a busy trumpet performer in the Philadelphia area and performs with the group Gaudeamus. His compositions and arrangements have been published by Neil Kjos and Northeastern Music Publications, Inc.
He has authored many books including: Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation (Third Edition),Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Sibelius Music Notation Software (Second Edition),Teaching Music With Technology(Second Edition) , Recording in the Digital World, YouTube in Music Education, and Finding Funds for Music Technology.
He was one of 4 co-authors of the TI:ME publication:Technology Strategies for Music Education. Rudolph is the co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing, and Composing with Notation Software. He has published many articles on music technology that have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, The Instrumentalist, and Downbeat magazine.
Dr. Rudolph has consulted with dozens of companies, including Apple Computer, Korg, SoundTree, Roland, and Bose Corporation. In 1995, he was one of the founders of TI:ME (Technology in Music Education)

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