Sunday Singalong: Rusty’s Turn!

by Rachel on March 21, 2010

Every Tuesday evening, Rusty and I spend 30 minutes playing, writing, recording, and expressing ourselves through music. He is very interested in technology, so recently we’ve been using Garageband, iTunes, and iMovie to bring his musical creations to life. He continues to impress me with his good nature, musical talent, and creativity!

I love the fact that so many of my students want to incorporate technology into our work together, whether it’s music therapy or voice/piano/guitar lessons. Just today, I used the Flip Ultra HD Camcorder to record a student singing a new song, and we critiqued the video afterwards in order to improve her stage presence and facial expressions.  I use the “voice memos” app on my iPhone to record vocal exercises, piano accompaniment, and even entire lessons, which I can email to my students (or their parents) right then and there.

If you want to see more of Rusty, check out this YouTube video, which was filmed by and for our local newspaper, The State Journal-Register.  He is very proud of his status as a YouTube star!



Songbook: Tapping, Shaking, Music Making!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle Erfurt March 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I have a Flip HD camcorder too and it's great!

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Michelle Erfurt March 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Great video!

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sunflowr0803 March 22, 2010 at 3:31 am

This video was really cool. I love Rusty's song! :)

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Amy Kalas August 31, 2012 at 9:57 am

Oh my gosh I love this!!! Kudos to him for performing in front of the camera! Many of my students are afraid to do so. I love that he’s wearing an Alica in Chains shirt, too!! Does he ever request those kind of songs??

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Rachel August 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Wasn’t that brave of him?! He loved watching himself afterwards :) His dad is a rocker so I think that is where the t-shirts come from. Rusty’s taste in music is a bit more tame!

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