Music Creativity Through Technology

Adrian High School (Adrian, MI)

  • Instructor:  Bradley Sharp
  • Location: Adrian MI
  • School Profile: Public HS, 9-12, approx: 1200 students
  • Class Title(s): Digital Music
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): One trimester class, 12 wks, 72 minutes per day, currently approximately 45 students
  • Software Used: Primarily Pro Tools, Acid, Finale, Cubase, Band in a Box, among others.
  • Hardware Used: PC's, Pro Tools, Yahama Keyboards, M-Audio Oxygen 25/49 keyboards
  • Class NTM Activities:  Midi basics, recording audio basics, looping basics, sequencing basics, piano skills, Live audio basics.
  • History: Recently board approved with music education and performance technology becoming readily available, easy to use, and so highly engaging and enjoyable, the "other 80%" now have new ways of learning music.  More sections and advanced levels planned.
  • Advice to Others Starting NTM Project: Start simple, just the basics in midi, looping, recording, live, slowly build your budget, promote and advertise your class.
  • Additional Comments: Build it and they will come!!
  • Date Submitted: September 2010


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