Focused Practice. Instant Feedback. Documented Progress. SmartMusic is the award winning software used by music educators around the world to enhance their programs and provides a way to dramatically improve their students’...Read More
For those of you who are a part of a parent booster organization, I know it is time to start thinking about recruiting new officers for next years board and not too far down the road, working on budgets. If you have been following the series of articles we have posted in recent months, Breaking the Bundle, we have now packaged an entire Team Notebook that will help your program get more organized. Download this resource today.Read More
It’s November, which means Solo & Ensemble Contest is just around the corner for our kids! If you are a parent or educator and want to better understand how the entire S&E process works, the November 13 webinar is for you!Read More
Today’s guest post is by James Lund of MakeMusic Inc.
Don’t panic! This is a great step toward increasing your child’s engagement with music-making, interacting with great practice software, and guiding your child to efficient practice habits that are also fun. We’ve worked hard over the years to turn SmartMusic into a great addition to student learning, and have thrown in some really cool music, too – I’m guessing you’ll find the Harry Potter music pretty quickly. There’s not much to the process if your school is recommending SmartMusic, either.Read More
The marching activity has shaped my life in so many positive ways. The experiences listed above would not have been possible without the skills I learned or the people I met while playing a drum! However, I fear that one day my children won’t have the same opportunities that I once had.Read More
Today’s guest blog post is from Robert Grifa at MakeMusic Inc.
Learning how to play an instrument is an exciting time in a child’s life. It is a brand new experience and the possibilities of this endeavor are infinite. There are as many reasons why a student has an interest in starting as there are students! No matter the reason, one aspect is the same for all: They need the support of those around them to help them succeed. Parents surely want to help their sons and daughters be successful in everything they do, but the idea of helping their children learn an instrument can be a bit unsettling especially if they did not have music instruction themselves.Read More