TI:ME/TMEA Day 2, Tweets, Resources, and a Moral of the Story! Oh My!

Quotable Tweets:

“The Loudness Wars” loudness and distortion becomes standard because that is the norm in today’s culture #time13


“If you mute the drums and effects, the music should be able to stand on it’s own.” @MusicEdTech


“Your mother is the compressor” #time13


Mixing is a lifetime study @MusicEdTech


#time13 “I believe the best way for kids to learn how music works is to create their own.”


“Students are more interested in experiencing music allied with a visual spectacle”


Dave Sebald: music curricula will broaden to accommodate new types of music making


“Individuality, Innovation, Critical Thinking”


New Resources to Check out: 

Musicfirst.com- If you have not check these guys out yet, it is a must before the conference is over. They are in the east exhibitor area! Jim Frankel is amazing for putting this together. Right off the bat I was amazed and could totally tell it was a tool I’ll be looking into for the future.

Dave Sebald- Our keynote speaker for TI:ME this year. He was funny and great to listen to!

Teaching Music Through Composition- Barb Freedman’s new book put out by Oxford Press. She’s signing autographs tomorrow 2-3 at their booth in the east exhibit hall. I bought my copy!

Music in Motion- I LOVE their booth, so many pretty colors and I walked out with some cute new puppet friends!

musicplay.ca- Denise Gagne’s website, I’m trying to add more to my classroom music repetoire and this site is perfect!


They say a conference is about attending sessions, its about sitting in a big room listening to a speaker talk about all they know about the subject. One could never imagine you could learn more from *gasp* sitting with someone and having a conversation! In the end it’s all about the connections you make at a conference because,  you might walk out of a session learning only one new thing but a one on one conversation with someone you look up to and have the utmost respect for can give you a whole new perspective on the theory behind what we do and how we do it. It all starts off with breaking that robotic tendency to go to session after session, go to the important ones and not just because they are there. Start spending time in the exhibit hall researching new resources and taking time with the exhibitors. Sometimes, you have to get through the spiel before you get excited about a product sometimes. The other great way to spend your time while taking a breath in between sessions is just to sit down with somebody you look up to and respect and have a conversation. I think I learned more about the essence of creativity by talking about it then I ever would have listening to a clinician. I know I’m at that point where resources and meaningful conversations are top of the ladder for me.


       Day 2, another day of fun and learning in the books. It’s been really fun finally meeting some online friends I had never met in person! It’s such a different vibe this year for me too. Last year I was the quiet one sitting in the corner tweeting and just wishing I could shake hands with Barb or Amy or Richard or Joe and now I’m hanging out with them? woah this is cool! Last day tomorrow, time to make it awesome!



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