Woods Charter School(Chapel Hill NC )

  • Instructor: Matthew Etherington
  • School Profile: Public charter school, K-12, enrollment 500 students.
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 10-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es):Year-long elective, meeting 5 times per week for 50 minutes. Focus on composition, recording, and performing. 
  • Software Used: GarageBand, Audacity, Sibelius 6, Noteflight
  • Hardware Used: Mac mini's with M-Audio Keystudio 49i keyboards.

  • Class NTM Activities:  Seeking curriculum ideas right now.
  • History:  It's taken me 3 years of campaigning to get funding for a 12-seat mac lab in my band room. I was inspired by the "other 80%" presentation I saw at NJMEA this year, and used this info to support my proposal. I had more kids sign up for this course than for Jazz I this year.
  • Success Stores with NTM Students: 
  • Advice to Others Starting NTM Project: Go for it! 
  • Additional Comments: Visit my website: www.music4education.com
  • Date Submitted: August 2010
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