There are many viable and affordable options for creating music in the cloud that are suited to the K-12 music classroom. Among them, the most prominent for music creation include Noteflight Learn and Flat i.o (both notation apps), and Soundtrap and Bandlab (both multi-track MIDI and audio recording apps). This course will dive deep into each of these music creation tools, giving you the opportunity to develop proficiency and determine which is most suitable for your classroom and curriculum. In addition, other online resources that can be used in conjunction with these apps will be explored. This project-based course will examine student-centered activities that promote individuality, independence, and self-expression. This course is designed for all grade levels and will use free versions of the apps throughout the course. Upon completion, you will be eligible to receive Noteflight Learn Certification (to learn more about Noteflight Learn Certification, visit

Course Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  • Easily manage students and other teachers in a Noteflight Learn site

  • Describe Noteflight Learn/Google Classroom integration

  • Develop composition, arrangement, music theory and music analysis assignments using Noteflight Learn Activity Templates 

  • Use live audio recording for assessment and feedback 

  • Discover and share new music from content libraries and the Noteflight community 

  • Record and edit music using loops, MIDI, audio and effects

  • Create multimedia-based projects such as podcasts and audio books

  • Plan and design lessons using Noteflight and Soundtrap, make connections to existing curriculum

  • Assess creative projects in a collaborative online environment 



Stefani Langol is a music educator, clinician, author and education technology consultant. She is Associate Professor of Music Education at Berklee College of Music and also serves as the technology coordinator for the Music Education department. In addition, Langol is an adjunct assistant professor at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the masters of music education program. 
Langol is a certified instructor for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) and offers graduate credit and TI:ME national certification courses at numerous sites throughout the Northeast. In addition, Langol served as editor-in-chief of the TI:MEs newsletter from 1997-2004 and as technology editor for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal from 2004-2012. For over 20 years, Langol has designed and delivered technology training to K-12 and higher education music educators, and has been a featured presenter at numerous state, national and international music educator conferences, including New York, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois and Toronto.
Langol is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing, Composing with Notation Software, and the accompanying Teacher’s Guide: Book 1. In addition, she has published several articles on music technology that have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, Music Education Technology Magazine, Music and Computers, Artists House, and Massachusetts Music Educators Journal.



VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology ( Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.

The summer online term officially begins on Monday, June 10. The week prior to June 10, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from or with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit to login. On the morning of June 10, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

You’ll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You’ll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy summer schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!

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