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Welcome to the MacPhail Music Learning Lab, the go-to professional development resource for MacPhail Center for Music faculty members.

On this page you will find a comprehensive list of professional development events.

Our blog, LabReport, features a wide range of MacPhail faculty-generated content, posts by guest bloggers, and excellent content drawn from around the web.

The MacPhail faculty is rich with ideas. Our hope is that every idea worth sharing from every individual and gathering at MacPhail will find its way onto the Learning Lab website.

One-On-One Help
The MacPhail Tech Mentors are available to provide one-on-one assistance to their MacPhail colleagues as they work to integrate new tools into their work. Click here for details.

Professional Development Events

Idea Exchange | iPad Apps for Teaching
Presented by Jeremy Hanson
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 11:00–12:00 | Room 310

Come for a demonstration of some really useful iPad apps for audio/video recording, music notation, streaming audio, sight-reading, ear-training, and music theory.


Idea Exchange | Communication Tools & Strategies for Your Studio
Presented by Hanno Strydom & Jeremy Hanson
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 12:00–1:00 | Room 310

MacPhail faculty members and Tech Mentors, Hanno Strydom and Jeremy Hanson, will share some of the communication tools and strategies they use to manage their studios.

Hanno will discuss how he uses the free e-mail mailing list service MailChimp to manage his studio emails, and the many ways his Studio Website streamlines communication with current and prospective students. Jeremy will outline how his extensive use of the online note-taking and organizational tool Evernote boosts communication in his studio.