Monday, May 4, 2020

COVID Office

For no particular reason I thought it might be good to showcase my offices during the quarantine.

The top photo is where the girls are self isolating when it is warm.  I haven't been out there yet.

The next photo is the studio I have done most of my work from.  I think this will remain so because of all the equipment.

Next is outside on deck.  We have had I think three total days where it is nice to work out here.

Finally is on the porch.  I have done A LOT of work here today.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Acapella App

I have been trying to push out some content.  I made a (pretty bad) recording using Acapella App.   I didn't edit anything, but wanted to get it out so maybe a student would try.

I also posted a new podcast where I talk about the week and remember Joe Borst.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020


I think it may be time to start a podcast.  Maybe to collect all the ideas we are seeing, maybe to reduce the isolation.  I have given the Anchor system a try.  The first attempt went pretty well.  There is not much audio editing at all, but the process is pretty intuitive.

You can hear the podcast here.  This was just a test.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Day 3 - COVID-19

Here is an update:

1. Each of my classes meets for 30 minutes (basically a 1/2 day schedule).  Each kid must "check-in" using a one question task on Google Classroom.
2. I just launched Smartmusic and will push much of our work there.
3. I expect to "rehearse" two days per week and "practice" three days per week.  When we rehearse we will use Google Meet.  I will lead/conduct and students will play with their microphones off.  I may ask questions and ask some students to perform.  It will also be a time for students to ask questions and chat by video.
4. I created a Spotify playlist for listening/studying

1. This is exhausting.  I am used to moving around.  Too much staring at screens.
2. How long can we keep this up?