Music Tech Toolbox
The Music Tech Toolbox was created by Marjorie LoPresti to share advice and experience.
The ideas and links provided are meant to help locate resources and make wise decisions for music technology integration.
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Marjorie LoPresti has over thirty years experience teaching elementary and secondary general/vocal music, piano, music technology, theory, and composition. She was a pioneer in the use of technology to support music instruction, assessment, and creativity in the nationally-recognized East Brunswick Public Schools. Marjorie taught Music Education Technology at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, and has presented on this topic to many graduate and undergraduate music education students. She is co-author of Practical Music Education Technology (Oxford University Press 2020).
A frequent workshop presenter, Marj leads technology sessions for music educators and for the wider educational community. Her workshop topics include Distance and Hybrid Strategies for Teaching Music Theory and Composition, Audio and Podcasting for Nonmusicians, Technology for Ensemble Conductors, Celebrating and Assessing Creativity, Navigating the Music Technology Smorgasbord, Basic Audio Recording for Music Educators, Music Notation Software to Enhance Instruction, and GarageBand & Mixcraft for Instruction and Creativity.
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Marjorie has extensive experience in curriculum development and standards-based assessment. She has developed and revised curricula and course material for elementary, intermediate, and high school students, as well as for adult learners. Her curriculum development expertise covers general and vocal music, class piano, music theory, and composition.
Marjorie was honored as the 2016 TI:ME Music Technology Teacher of the Year and 2015 NJMEA Master Music Teacher. She holds an M.S. in Educational Technology from Nova Southeastern University and is a graduate of Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts.
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