Parents – Free Technology and Music Courses at Home

 

 

We realize that COVID-19 has changed everyone’s lives, these days, and the majority of our school kids are learning from home.  Before the COVID-19 breakout, Texas Music Partners has been going into the schools to teach our courses, related to technology and music, but with so many students at home, we asked ourselves “Why not offer our courses, online, to the students at home as well?”  So here you have it: Texas Music Partners’ Technology and Music at Home!

 

Right now we are offering 2 of our courses: one for elementary school (grades 3-5) and one for just middle school (grades 6-8), for free over Zoom.  Our first courses take place on January 4, & 5, after the holidays but just before school starts, so our kids can learn something fun before hitting the next semester!

Here are the details:

Course Grades Date Times
Taking Powerful Photos of Musicians 3-5 January 4, 2021 2:00-2:45 PM
How to Make a Music Video 6-8 January 5, 2021 2:00-2:45 PM

 

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Course Description

Taking Powerful Photos of Musicians

(Technology, Digital Media (photography), Music)

3rd – 5th grade

Duration: One 45 minute class

Prerequisites: None

Taking Powerful Photos of Musicians course gives students a better understanding of how to develop solid fundamentals to make quality still photos of musicians and bands using a smartphone or tablet.  The course focuses on getting things right in the beginning, so the student can start perfecting their technique immediately. The course covers the following subjects:

  • What, exactly, is a smartphone/tablet?
  • When to use Portrait vs Landscape
  • Capturing emotion in your shot
  • Getting a stable shot
  • Keys to taking quality photos
  • Checking your photos
  • How to interface with musicians
  • Giving the finished product back to the musicians
  • Family-friendly venues with live music

 

How to Make a Music Video

(Technology, Digital Media (videography), Music)

6th – 8th grade

Duration: One 45 minute class

Prerequisites: None

 

Making a Quality Music Video course gives the student a better understanding of how to use solid techniques to make a good single-camera video, without having to rely on editing. The course focuses on getting things right in the beginning, so the student can get started immediately and begin perfecting their technique. The course covers the following subjects:

  • What, exactly, is a smartphone/tablet?
  • How to hold the smartphone/tablet?
  • Having a plan vs. just shooting the video
  • Getting a stable shot
  • Zooming and panning
  • Keys to taking good videos
  • Checking your video
  • How to interface with musicians
  • Giving the finished product back to the musicians
  • Family-friendly venues with live music