Introducing the Study: Part 3

Chapter 1: Introducing the Study – Part 3 Music technology was seen by many educators as a way to easily engage students in composing experiences because of design features that allowed for students to create directly with sound without the limitations of notation or instrumental performance experience (Beckstead, 2001; Hickey, … Continue Reading →


Introducing the Study: Part 2

Chapter 1: Introducing the Study – Part 2 If you open up any music education periodical, you will no doubt find a myriad of advertisements from music technology manufacturers like Roland, Korg, and Yamaha extolling the virtues of teaching with their technologies as part of a music technology lab. An … Continue Reading →


Introducing the Study: Part 1

Chapter 1: Introducing the Study – Part 1 This is a study of the emergent issues, tensions, successes, and challenges that arose during one ten-week exploratory sixth-grade music class taught entirely within the context of a music technology lab. Along the way, I will share the journeys of a middle … Continue Reading →