Teacher Review For GarageBand

Excellent digital creativity tool for music with a high level of accessibility.

David F.
Classroom teacher
Hedgesville High School
Hedgesville, WV
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My Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it as a rehearsal tool. With some of my advance orchestras, I'll set up chord changes with the tempo of the piece of music we are working on to help with intonation. I'm not a great piano player, so this can help fill in. I'll also use it to record playing tests, so I can continue to work with my class.
My Take
It allows music educators with a little, to a lot of music software experience to do almost what ever they'd like musically. For kids it gives all the wonder and excitement of composing right at their fingertips.