Music Teacher Tech Consulting

Are you overwhelmed by the options for teaching music online? Do you need help with a specific platform? Are you seeking guidance into the types of activities and curriculum you can provide to your students in an online, hybrid, or socially distant learning classroom? Carrie is here to help!

My Services

I offer one-on-one or small group tech support to music teachers via Zoom where I can walk you through specific tools, materials, and ideas. My goal is to teach you how to create your own resources and become proficient in your online learning platform. Our Zoom calls are tailor fit to your needs, and we go at whatever learning pace you are comfortable with! All sessions include a take-away kit with notes and resources, plus a video recording for personal use and reference following the session. I also offer professional development sessions for larger groups.

Possible Learning Topics

I am familiar with both Apple and PC products and software, including iPads and Chromebooks. If there is a specific tool or platform you are interested in that you do not see listed below, just ask and I'll let you know if I can help you!

Learning Management Systems

  • Google Classroom

  • Seesaw

  • Canvas

Creating Assignments and Resources

  • Using the Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites)

  • How to create interactive resources and activities such as worksheets, virtual music rooms, hyper-docs, and choice boards

Online Tools

  • Flipgrid

  • Thinglink

  • Nearpod

  • Pear Deck

  • Kahoot

  • Chrome Music Lab

  • Soundtrap

Live Video Tools

  • Zoom

  • Google Meet

Recording Tools

  • Loom

  • Screencastify

  • Flipgrid

  • Garageband

  • Soundtrap

  • Acapella

  • iMovie

  • Photo and video apps such as Apple Clips and InShot for social media

Notation Programs

  • Sibelius

  • Google Flat

Teaching and Assessment Programs and Apps

  • iDoceo

  • Class Dojo

  • Plickers

Consultation Pricing

One-on-One Coaching Session $50/hour

Pre-Pay for 4 One-on-One Coaching Sessions $160/4 one-hour sessions

Small Group Coaching (5 or less in a group) $75/hour

Professional Development Session $100/hour

All sessions include a take-away kit with notes and resources, plus a video recording for personal use and reference following the session.

About Carrie

Carrie Nicholas is in her 20th year as an elementary general music specialist. Carrie currently teaches K-6 general music at Molholm Elementary School in Lakewood, CO. She received her bachelor’s degree of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree of Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Colorado State University. Carrie received her Level III Kodály certification from CSU in 2005, where she studied with Jo Kirk, Sue Leithold-Bowcock, Ann Eisen, and Karla Cherwinski. She is an active presenter, having shared sessions and presentations in the Adams 14 School District, Jeffco Public Schools, the CMEA (Colorado State Music Educators Association) state conference, the OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators) national conference, and the OAKE Western Division mini-conference. Carrie is a proud member of OAKE. She is past-president of ROCKE (the Regional Organization of Colorado Kodály Educators) and OAKE Western Division. This summer, Carrie is thrilled to be joining the staff at the Colorado Kodály Institute as Level III Pedagogy and Folk Song Analysis instructor.

Carrie recently did a webinar for my district on Seesaw in the Music Room. She was able to address the needs of teachers with various backgrounds of experience with the platform. Her coaching is clear, unrushed, and gracious. I highly recommend her instruction.

I have known Carrie for years. She has always been my go-to girl for tech and now she will be yours too!

Rebecca Dellinger, VA Music Educator

Email Carrie to check availability, schedule a session, and inquire about your learning topics!