Date: Monday 4 September 2017


Presented by: Katie Wardrobe

Workshop code: PL17301

Cost: $190 (members). $260 (non members)

Time: 9.30am – 3.15pm

Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Level 5, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton Melway reference – Map 2B:D11

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About this workshop

Discover a series of engaging lesson plans that use popular FREE music websites. We’ll look at ways in which you can use these free websites for listening and analysis, composition, performing, musical form, instruments and assessment.  The lessons will be adaptable for a range of ages and will suit students in year 3-10.

Lesson plans include the following:

  • Incredibox - Beatboxing Basics, The Drop - Building Tension In Music

  • Isle of Tune - Pentatonic Ostinati, Musical Palindromes and Driving A Round

  • Groove Pizza - Boom Snap Clap, Rap My Name

  • Hook Theory - Choose Your Own Adventure Remix

  • Adobe Spark Post - Create Your Own Quoteable Quotes and Inspiring Posters

  • Beepbox - Compose A Mario-style Video Game Theme

  • Youtube - Unusual Musical Instruments, Cover Song Comparison

  • WhoSampled - Wait, That’s A Sample?

  • Kahoot - Create Your Own Game-show Quizzes

  • Playposit - Create Your Own Video Quizzes

What To Bring

  1. Laptop (PC, Mac or Chromebook) and your charger

  1. Important #1! Please make sure you have the Chrome browser installed on your laptop. Chrome is the best option for music/audio websites (Internet Explorer is NOT good so we will be using Chrome during the workshop)

  1. Important #2! We will need to access online tools and resources during the workshop.  Please make sure ahead of time that your laptop will be able to access the wireless network at the workshop venue (if you're not sure, check with your school IT person beforehand)

  1. Headphones

  1. Optional: an iPad or Android device if you have one

About Katie Wardrobe

Katie Wardrobe is a qualified teacher (Bachelor of Music, Hons) who enjoys helping people who are short on time and dislike reading software manuals. She is a Sibelius Training Partner and has also worked for Sibelius Australia as an Education and Support Specialist, presenting workshops and demonstrations at events around Australia. She has worked as a freelance copyist, music arranger and transcriber for more than 20 years and is a member of the Music Arrangers Guild of Australia. Katie now runs her own business - Midnight Music - which specialises in music technology training for educators and students. For more information visit



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