Tip of the Week: Uploading MP3’s to QuaverMusic.com

by Abby @ Quaver on December 1, 2015

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Each Tuesday, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

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Today’s Tip is for users of the Quaver Curriculum!  

Did you know you can add any MP3 from your existing song library to a Quaver lesson?

While the Quaver Curriculum is jam-packed with over 1,000 songs for a complete school year, we know you have thousands more waiting in your song library. There’s no reason to stop using the songs you’ve collected over the years! We’ve made it easy for you to incorporate these songs INTO your Quaver Curriculum lessons through our customization functionality. 

Let’s walk through how to upload your MP3 files into your Quaver Curriculum lessons – eliminating the need to switch between windows!

Note: Quaver’s customization functionality supports only MP3 files. MP4 files must be converted to MP3 before being uploaded to the Curriculum. See below for details!

How to upload an MP3 into a Quaver Curriculum Lesson:

1) Find the Song

Search through your iTunes library (or audio files) for the song you want to add to your slide show. Drag the song onto your desktop.

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You can convert MP4 to an MP3 with any of these free converters: media.ioAudio Converter for Windows, To MP3 Converter for Mac.

2) Log in to QuaverMusic.com

Before you can begin your journey, you have to log in to your QuaverMusic.com account.

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3) Access your Teacher-Only Resources

Once you’ve logged in, you can select either the TEACHER tab, located at the bottom of the screen, or the yellow TEACHER ACCESS Bus Stop sign, located on the lower left side.

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4) Click the Curriculum Icon

You will be directed to the Teacher Dashboard, a hub for all your teacher-only resources. Go to the left side of the screen and click the Curriculum Icon.

5) Choose a Grade, and Select a Lesson

In the Lesson Selection Menu, select a grade level and choose from any of our 36 lessons provided. Today, we will be working with 2nd grade, Lesson 25 “Instruments of the Orchestra.”

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6) CUSTOMIZE the Lesson

Once you’ve selected a grade level and lesson, click the CUSTOMIZE button in the bottom left-hand corner.

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7) Name the Lesson

Give your customized lesson a new name, and it will be stored in your RESOURCE MANAGER for future access.

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8) Edit the New Lesson

Choose the lesson you want to add an MP3 to and select the EDIT LESSON button, located at the bottom of the screen.

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9) Use the NEW menu to select LESSON SCREEN from the dropdown menu.

In order to add an MP3 file to your slide show, simply hover over NEW to find LESSON SCREEN and click.

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10) Upload the Audio File

Enter a title for your new lesson slide, and click CHOOSE FILE.

11) Select Audio File

To locate the file: browse your desktop, open the MP3 and it will appear in the orange box. Click on the song to change the song’s information (song title, artist, style).  Once you’ve uploaded all the files you want, click SAVE.

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COMPLETE! screen will appear, confirming that your audio file(s) were successfully added to your slideshow.

12) LAUNCH the Lesson

Voila! Your audio file will be inserted into the lesson, and stored in the RESOURCE MANAGER. If you don’t want it at the end of the lesson, you can drag it to where you want it in your presentation.

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If you have any issues or questions about this, please contact us


How will you use your favorite MP3s alongside the Quaver Curriculum?

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