Protools Lesson Plans for the Classroom

15 02 2009

High School music programs take note.  Insiders informed me today that there will soon be project based lesson plans for teachers wanting to include instruction using Protools (or other digital recording softwares) in the classrooms.  They should be available in 2009, but nothing was firm as to what the lessons will include (sound files, movie files) or topics addressed.  Recording for pictures is a $31,000,000,000 per year industry.  Many think that basic music education should include preparing students for the digital media world. Currently there are many more jobs in the electronic media world than their are for instrumental musicians.  Educators with Protools and other digital recording set ups will welcome this support from Protools.  For those of you that do not know Protools is the industry standard for recording sound.  Almost all of the music, commercials, tv shows, and movies you hear every day are recorded using this software.  Also in the newly released Protools 8, the ability to use expanded notation software is included from Sibelius.  Apparently not the full version, but more than enough to exchange files between Sibelius and Protools.




2 responses

26 01 2010
Claire Burnett

Are the Protools lesson plans for teachers published yet? This is exactly what we are looking for. I am always on the lookout for new Protools project ideas for my high school Music Tech class.

26 01 2010
Brad Johnston

Hi Claire,

Thanks for getting me to revisit this post. I had put it on the back burner. I am actually giving a talk in New Jersey to music educators in Feb. for the Technology Institute for Music Educators and there will be some presentations made from Protools insiders. I will be sure to prod them and find out what direction they are currently headed in relation to education and what resources they have published over the past year that are available. Thank-you for your comment and I hope you continue to share your views on music education.


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