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TechMentor@MacPhail.org
 
MacPhail's team of Tech Mentors are available to provide one-on-one assistance to their MacPhail colleagues—you! Email TechMentor@MacPhail.org to ask questions or to set up a one-on-one appointment for assistance.
 
None of these teachers claim to be technology experts. They are simply passionate about the ways in which the latest tools are enriching their teaching and empowering their students, and they love to share with and learn from their colleagues. Also, please note that these folks have many additional responsibilities related to their own teaching; your patience and understanding is appreciated as they work to find time to assist you.

 
 
David Birrow
Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

David runs the MacPhail Music Learning Lab blog LabReport and would love it if you volunteered to post.  He is a percussionist and a certified K-12 general music teacher.  Feel free to ask him about anything, but he only promises to know about audio recording (Garage Band and Audacity mainly), EvernoteVimeo and video editing in general, iPad stuff, Music Learning Theory, classroom management,  and hitting things with sticks. You can learn more about David at www.DavidBirrow.com or check out his new book at www.TheBucketBook.com.
 
Jeremy Hanson
Hanson.Jeremy@MacPhail.org

Jeremy Hanson teaches piano, theory, and composition in individual instruction, group instruction, and community partnerships. He really enjoys talking shop with other teachers and tinkering with all kinds of gadgets and software. He is excited to help you with any questions you may have about: Evernote, Audacity, MuseScore, Finale, Mixcraft (PC equivalent of GarageBand), online music lessons, and various other web-based theory and music tools.

Hanno Strydom
Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

Hanno is a cellist and is very active in exploring and integrating technology-based tools into his teaching. Hanno would gladly work with other MacPhail teachers interested in: building a studio website (to view Hanno's studio website click here; Hanno also built this website!); Evernote online lesson notes (to see some of the ways Hanno is using Evernote click here); Audacity audio recording software; creating & editing video (Hanno has experience with CyberLink PowerDirector, Windows Live Movie Maker, QuickTime Pro, Zoom HandyShare and Sony MVR Studio); sharing videos via YouTubeGoogle Calendar; iPad-related questions; using MailChimp to manage email mailing lists; combining tech-tools to create a comprehensive learning and administrative support system for your studio.