NAMM Show ’23 Million More Music Makers TI:ME Sessions Announced


Music Education Days at The NAMM Show offers teachers and school administrators informative sessions, hands-on workshops, thought-provoking panel discussions, inspiring performances, and the opportunity to experience first-hand what’s next in music products and classroom technologies.  



Meeting Musicians Where They Are: Music Instruction for the Heart and Soul 
Presented by TI:ME featuring Shawna Longo, Hopatcong Borough Schools; Brent Paschke, aka Jerry Stringer, Grammy award winning guitarist, producer, songwriter, and educator 

Thursday, April 13 ● 4-5 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 


Music affords teachers an opportunity to build a deeper connection with their students. It also allows for a creative outlet where students discover what makes them happy—and encourages them to do more of it! This workshop will discuss various strategies to build community through guitar, bass, and ukulele instruction, while shining a light on the parallels that exist between music and the keys to social emotional learning. 


Creating a Live Electronic Music Group 
 Presented by TI:ME featuring Will Kuhn, Lebanon High School 

Thursday, April 13 ● 5-6 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 


Learn how to use the latest technology and touring techniques to create a student-led pop music group at your school that includes traditional rock instruments like guitar and bass in a non-traditional setting. This session covers specifics like live playback engineering, how DJ sets work, fast remix-based arrangements, beatmaking equipment, synced lighting, and big-picture issues like group philosophy, recruiting, and building an audience. 


TECHnically, It’s Millions and Millions More Music Makers! 
Presented by TI:ME featuring John Mlynczak, Hal Leonard 

Friday, April 14 ● 10-11 am PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 

By combining interactive popular music with engaging technology, we can create millions and millions more music makers for life. This presentation will demonstrate a range of options for engaging students with musical content and technology. 


Lessons From the Best: A Panel of Rockstar Teachers 
Presented TI:ME featuring John Mlynczak, Hal Leonard 

Friday, April 14 ● 11 am-12 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 

TI:ME’s (Technology in Music Education) Teacher of the Year award seeks out true rock stars of music education who exemplify best practices of teaching music using technology. This panel will feature past winners and provide lesson ideas to reach more students. 


Podcasting Across the K-12 Music Curriculum 
Presented by TI:ME featuring Dr Jim Frankel, MusicFirst 

Friday, April 14 ● 12-1 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 

Teaching students how to podcast is a 21st-century skill and is perfectly suited to K-12 music curriculum. Podcasting continues to grow in popularity, for both listeners and creators. In fact, many of the students we teach likely listen to podcasts on their own, and some may even produce their own podcasts. This session will provide a glimpse at a brand-new podcasting curriculum that covers the “what, why, and how” of podcasting and will provide project ideas for your music classes. 


Digitally Strummin’ in Popular Music Education 
Presented by TI:ME featuring Daniel Behar 

Friday, April 14 ● 1-2 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 

Students come to music classes with their own unique set of musical interests and opinions. While music education can expand their knowledge of music, teachers must also engage with their students’ existing and developing interests to drive creativity and engagement. This session will show that using popular and accessible instruments such as the guitar, bass, and ukulele and online tools such as DAWs, teachers can engage and inspire their students in meaningful music making for years to come! 


Teaching Contemporary Music Production: Building Music and Technology Skills 
Presented by TI:ME featuring Dr Barbara Freedman, Greenwich High School 

Friday, April 14 ● 2-3 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 

This session will provide practical tips, techniques, and lessons for educators who teach students how to compose and produce their own contemporary music while learning the concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, accompaniment patterns, and form. We’ll also touch upon some basic production concepts, including basic mixing of gain staging, panning, EQ, and some digital signal processing.  


Blended Learning with Your Performance Ensembles: A New Way Forward 
 Presented by TI:ME featuring Dr Jim Frankel, MusicFirst 

Friday, April 14 ● 3-4 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 

Does the idea of introducing technology to your ensemble evoke nightmarish visions with mountains of prep work, device incompatibility issues, and content creation? Software should maximize instruction time and make your job easier. We’ll introduce you to a single-sign-on platform, compatible across all devices which integrates seamlessly with your favorite software tools, includes curated content, and enables you to track student growth. 



Audio Basics for the Music Educator 
Presented TI:ME featuring Dr. Barbara Freedman, Greenwich High School 

Saturday, April 15 ● 11 am-12 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 

This session will show that everyone can learn how to record or do sound reinforcement. Topics include different types of microphones and their uses, with specific examples and models from various companies. We will review types of recording devices and provide tips for how to record in different environments. Suggestions for recording projects that can be used in classrooms will be discussed. 



Multi-Musicianship: Technology-Enhanced Creativity in the Music Classroom 

Presented by TI:ME with Chad Zullinger, California State University East Bay 

Saturday, April 15 ● 3-4 pm PT 
ACC, Level 2, 213B 

This presentation will share ideas for lesson plans so that you can facilitate ways to create remixes, mashups, and original music that use digital and virtual technologies for your students. Music technology can serve as a pathway for students to engage in various roles—performer, composer, arranger, or producer—because these learning environments are characterized by relatively low barriers to artistic engagement, peer mentoring, and they provide multiple opportunities for creating and sharing meaningful social connections.  


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