What is it about?
What happens when you give Ableton Live and a Push to secondary school teachers? This research presents the findings from a 20-week project where secondary school teachers new to using Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs - music recording/editing software) learnt to use and create songs in it. This study analyses the experiences of the teachers and their progress. This paper concludes with future implications for supporting students making electronic music with the laptop as their instrument (Digital Musicians).
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Why is it important?
The findings of this study is significant for two reasons: First, it provides an example of of effective blended learning can meet the challenge for teachers living in remote areas to attend professional learning development. Second, it provides insight into the beliefs and values of teachers that are challenged by students who wish to use music software (Digital audio workstations) as either their main instrument, or at least an important part of their music creation and identity.
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This page is a summary of: Ableton Live professional learning development for secondary school music teachers, Journal of Music Technology and Education, April 2022, Intellect,
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