Bishop MacDonell CSS (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

  • Instructor: Matt Teeter
  • Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • School Profile: Catholic High School,  grades 9-12 approximately 700 students, 2 semester system
  • Class Title(s): Electronic Music
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Courses worth 1 credit.  76 min in length every day for 1 full semester (20 weeks).  Maximum of 20 students per class. Currently running 3 levels of classes.
  • Software Used: Mixcraft 6, Finale
  • Hardware Used: PCs.  Avid Keyrig 49,  Avid MBox interfaces, Akai EWI USB, Akai EWI 4000s,  Roland GR55 Guitar synth, Electronic drums
  • Class NTM Activities:  Basic concepts in MIDI, using loops, audio recording and editing.  Working with video and audio...soundtracks, basic piano keyboarding skills, harmony, chords,  drum programming,  creating original music,  creating midi cover arrangements of popular music. Mixers, micing drums, guitar amps, acoustic instruments, sound processing...using compression, reverb, delay etc. 
  • Success stories: Principle of school was very supportive in finding funds for start up.  Quoted several things from this site to build my argument.  I went from having 4 sections of Music (3 band and 1 vocal) to  6 sections of Music (2 band, 1 vocal, 1 guitar, 2 electronic) in 3 years. Electronic music is the quietest music class you'll ever teach!
  • Advice to Others Starting NTM Project: Go for it.  It's not really that' expensive anymore!  Educate yourself about the equipment.  Keep it simple. 
  • Date Submitted: November 2013
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