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Infographic: The Benefits And Uses Of The iPad In Music Education

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM

As a teacher at a cyber charter school, I integrate technology into my on-site music classrooms on a daily basis. I typically use a combination of hardware, software, and web-based tools to assist students in various learning tasks. Technology assists my students to learn:


  • Proficiency on a wind, string, or percussion instrument
  • Major and minor scales and arpeggios (both performing them and understanding their music theory)
  • Basic practices for tuning and intonation
  • Ear training
  • Music theory
  • Music improvisation
  • Basic melodic composition
  • Two, three, and four-part writing
  • Editing recorded music, both acoustic and MIDI
  • Mixing audio tracks
  • Music publishing and production
One of the most versitile and useful music technology tools, however, is one that I have not explored with my students yet. Apple's iPad is very rapidly changing the face of the music education classroom as we know it, and the following infographic from Kent State University explains why. Feel free to share this information with your music teachers, administrators, and parents.


Kent State University’s Online Masters Degree in Music Educationn

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Reply Brandt Schneider
6:55 PM on November 6, 2013 
I was reading that infographic and thinking wow, they picked the same 15 apps that I wrote about like 3 years ago. Thats amazing!

Then I checked the source.... Funny how things turn up.