Category Archives: Music Education & Technology Podcast

MET Podcast – News

I just wanted to offer a short update on the MET Podcast, which is a joint effort by Paul Shimmons and myself. Paul and I are going to continue to do the podcast, and in fact, we have our next interview scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, October 17th).

However, our year’s subscription to SoundCloud—kindly paid by UberChord for the year—expired yesterday. Older tracks were automatically archived by SoundCloud, and only the latest episodes (nothing recent) are available.

Simply put, Paul and I need to do some research and communicate with each other regarding how we want to proceed with hosting the podcast. UberChord had mentioned continuing to sponsor the podcast—which would be wonderful; and it would also be okay if they cannot continue to do so. Last year’s events with SoundCloud make me wary about continuing to host the podcast there. I have been looking into podcasting hosting sites, such as Libsyn,, and Podbean. is great in that it is free, but I cannot determine how to use it to set up a RSS feed that would lead to the Apple Podcast directory (if anyone can help me with this—please do, as this is out of my area of expertise). Libsyn and Podbean offer automatic RSS feeds, but reflect a larger investment financially.

I have been considering starting a Patreon for and; but also hesitate to pursue endeavors that require regular investments (e.g. hosting), rewards, and potential income.

If anyone has any thoughts on all of this, please e-mail me. I should also add that we haven’t been unhappy with SoundCloud (although you cannot upload a file off an iPad, which is a little silly), but the company’s financial woes lead me to want to pursue other options.


MET Podcast

Paul is at band camp, and Chris is leading workshops for the Wisconsin Center for Music Education.  Paul called in and visited with us for a half hour–and this is the recording of that visit.  As always, thank you to UberChord for providing our hosting at SoundCloud for these podcasts.   Show notes will eventually be online at


New Podcast Episode: MET Podcast 009 with Eckart Burgwedel from UberChord

Paul and I are happy to announce the release of our latest podcast.  In the first half, Paula and I talk a bit about our summers and what we are up to, as well as technology news.  In the second half, we interview Eckart Burgwedel, CEO of UberChord.

UberChord kindly offered to pay for our first year’s hosting fees on SoundCloud, but we would have interviewed SoundCloud anyway.  If you are a developer or a company, and you would like to talk with Paul and I about your product and its potential for music education, please contact us!  We are also open to talking to other influential teachers in the field.

We are learning a lot in this podcast endeavor–and we are hoping that you are, too.  We enjoy hearing the back stories behind the apps and the products.

Show notes (

Music Education & Technology Podcast Episode 008 (Sheet Music Scanner)

It has been a while, but Paul and I managed to find some common time to record another podcast!  We cover a lot of ground (see the show notes), but the main part of the podcast is an interview with David Zemsky, the developer who has created the Sheet Music Scanner app.  I personally find it interesting to hear about the background of various apps, as well as to learn more about the development process from the development side of the process.

We will be back sooner than later with another podcast…but for now, enjoy!

MET Podcast 007


I am at the Michigan Music Conference this weekend, and last night Paul Shimmons ( recorded a podcast discussing conferences as well as the news from NAMM including Komp, IK Multimedia, and big updates to GarageBand for iOS and Logic.  The show notes are available (depending on wi-fi availability here at the conference) at