Welcome to the Music Technology Teacher Network
The Music Technology Teacher Network was created out of a desire to provide advocacy for Music Technology programs for students in grades 6-12 and to support educators who are providing the instruction in this rapidly expanding and relatively new field of music education.
Despite the widely available resources for learning the technical aspects of working with DAWs, notation software, recording techniques, microphones and other software and hardware in the field of music technology, finding practical resources for developing lesson plans, utilization and application of the NAfME music technology standards, the ability to collaborate with other music technology teachers and find engaging and relevant activities required much effort and time that most educators do not have. Music Technology Teacher Network seeks to provide an easy to navigate resource that puts answers and activities within a few clicks for teachers in the music technology classroom/lab.
Use coupon code: mttn1x at check out to get a one year subscription to mttn for only $25!
Two Levels of Membership
A Basic Membership plan is free of charge and requires only that you create a member login profile. Basic Membership includes:
Access to the Advocacy Page
Data supporting creation and support of music technology programs
Tips and strategies for communicating with administrators, stake holders and decision makers
Ideas for potential funding sources for establishing a music technology program
Lesson Plan Bank
Access to lesson plan ideas and descriptions that are aligned with the NAfME music technology standards.
Links and reviews of many available web resources including
Online music & sound generators
Apps & extensions
SFX, foley & video libraries
Instructional & activity resources
Equipping your classroom
Ideas, plans and reviews on how to equip your music lab
Basic, limited budget set-ups
Building a foundation with a plan for long term development
Professional, industry standard equipment
Premium Memberships are $99 and renewable on a yearly basis *(discounts available, see bottom). Premium members receive all of the access and benefits of a Basic Membership plus:
Lesson Plan Library
The lesson plan library is a collection of step by step lesson plans that are aligned to the NAfME music technology standards.
Lesson plans are google docs that can be copied as word documents or .pdfs for teachers to use in class or submit to admin.
Formatted lesson plan templates for each standard that include the dispositions, knowledge and skills for that standard. Simply fill in your procedure then delete the dispositions, knowledge and skills that will not be covered in the lesson.
Lesson plans include links to supplemental videos, websites, handouts or worksheets that are part of the lesson.
The lesson plan library currently has over 40 lesson plans with more lessons being added weekly.
Weekly MuTechTeacherPro blogs
Each week a new blog will be posted from one of our Pros covering a wide range of topics relevant to the music tech classroom
Submit questions or comments to the blogs to get ideas, answers or just "pick their brains"
Email our Pros directly if you prefer
MuTechTeacherPro brief bios
Heath Jones, Founder & Executive Editor
Focus: middle school mutech curriculum, instruction and assessment; professional development and consultant
Software and Apps: GarageBand, Soundtrap, Noteflight, Google Classroom
Certified Soundtrap Expert and Educator; Certified Level 1 Google Educator
David Dover, Contributing Editor
Focus: middle school curriculum and instruction; composing and arranging
Software and Apps: GarageBand, Soundtrap, Finale
Certified Soundtrap Expert and Educator
Wayne Langford, Contributing Editor
Focus: Instructional technology specialist, technology integration, learning management systems, audio production and recording
Software and Apps: you name it and Wayne probably knows it...
Digital learning presenter and consultant across Georgia and the Georgia TechEd Conference
Teacher forum where members can post questions & ideas to the network community
Access to webinars and professional development opportunities
Request or Contribute Content
Premium members may submit requests for specific topics for our blog section or other content. We will do our best to meet those requests or provide referrals for other resources to go to.
Submit lesson plans or other content to be added to the page. If you have a lesson plan that you would like to share or some other content that you think would be useful for our members, you can submit those ideas to our editors for consideration.