Paula Williams is in her 11th year as music director at High Meadows School in Roswell, Georgia. She is a strong advocate for digital integration in all areas of education. Paula strives to innovate in the Music classroom by meeting students where their interests lie and developing a curriculum that inspires creativity, imagination and growth. Minecraft Music and the iPad ensemble SoundTapp are two of several programs in the HMS Music programme that embrace technology as a tool for learning and performance while honouring student agency.
The Minecraft Music Project began simply. The majority of my students in grades PS-8 love Minecraft, and I want them to enjoy learning, as well as gain mastery of the nuts and bolts of music. This prompted the question: How can I integrate Minecraft into the Music curriculum to successfully reach the most students?