Date: Monday 11 September 2017


Presented by: Katie Wardrobe

Workshop code: PL17302

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

GarageBand is a fantastic music app for the iPad that you can use in LOTS of different ways.  This session will cover engaging, adaptable lesson plans that you can use with students of almost any age group. 

We'll look at creating original soundtracks, transforming the blues, recording stories and radio shows, composing, remixing and making your own music games.  We'll also explore ways to record student voices and instruments, how to set up a project the right way and the best options for handling workflow.

We’ll start with some simple one-lesson projects that will teach the basic skills of the app without you even feeling it!  You’ll learn how to set up a new GarageBand project properly, how to add and record instruments, performance tips and a few ninja tricks. Discover more in-depth projects, learn how to record virtual or live instruments and the best workflow for putting together full-length songs and creative covers.

We’ll also discuss extra equipment options such as microphones, guitars and MIDI keyboards and how to plug them into your iPad.

What To Bring

Please bring the following:

1. An iPad, fully charged with the GarageBand app installed 

2. Headphones

3. Your charger and cable


Note about GarageBand app versions and updating to the latest version:

I will use the most recent version of GarageBand in workshop BUT if you have a previous version, almost everything we do will still be relevant.  If you want to update your GarageBand app to the latest version ahead of the workshop, you must have iOS 10.3 or later installed first.  Older iPads (generation 1, 2 and 3) cannot update to iOS 10 (they are not compatible) and therefore cannot update to the latest version of GarageBand.

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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