Piano and Keyboard Method Educational Edition Version 3.0

August 15, 2012 at 2:08 am | Posted in Music Teachers Resources | 1 Comment
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The easiest way to teach piano and keyboard in your music classroom!

Seattle, WAAugust 14, 2012, eMedia Music Corp., publisher of the world’s best-selling and award-winning series of music tutorial CD-ROMs, announces the release of Version 3.0 of eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Educational Edition, developed specifically for schools and educators to teach students using eMedia’s innovative technology. Students will learn to play using over 300 step-by-step full-screen lessons and more than 70 video demonstrations taught by distinguished Juilliard School of Music instructor, Irma Irene Justicia, M.A. Improvements for Version 3.0 and new features include a new internet-based Assessment Server option, a Student Home User Edition for at-home use, new Instant Feedback, new Note and Finger Tracker tools, improved progress and assessment reporting and more. eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Educational Edition is recommended for Grades 4 and up.

New Instant Feedback works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos. It listens to melodies through the computer’s microphone or MIDI and shows whether they are played correctly. With a MIDI keyboard, students also get a detailed evaluation with specific feedback on playing mistakes. Students learn to read music and play over 100 popular songs as an animated keyboard guides them through the fingerings.

As the students make their way through the course, the software records their progress by marking lesson screens that have been visited, and keeping a log of scores on interactive music theory review and ear training quizzes. When used with an electronic MIDI keyboard, an overall percentage score is also tracked for each song or exercise. With the included Instructor Tool, the instructor can review the students’ progress, take notes and generate reports as needed.

Teachers can manage up to 500 student accounts and use eMedia’s detailed assessment system to monitor students’ scores and advancement through the course. Integrated network connectivity has been upgraded to also support eMedia’s internet-based assessment server (one-year subscription included). It allows for easy implementation of progress sharing between Windows and Mac computers and enables students to practice either at home or in school while the teacher views progress & assessment information.

Students learn songs and exercises from either the music notation or an animated keyboard that displays fingerings in time with the music. Songs and exercises are enhanced by live-recorded audio, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks and colorful MIDI accompaniments. Students learn from over 100 popular classical, blues, pop and rock songs, including hit songs from composers and artists such as Ludwig van Beethoven, J.S. Bach, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan and Elton John. Other accessories include a built-in digital metronome, a one-track recorder and the new interactive Note & Finger Tracker.

The previous version of Piano & Keyboard Method was described by American Music Teacher Magazine as “Impressive and thorough”, and this new version is even more so. Over 300 lessons are now presented in scalable full-screen resolution for easy viewing. The over 70 videos can also be viewed in full-screen.

Licenses for eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Education Edition Version 3.0 are available for schools and academic institutions to purchase now. The program is a hybrid CD-ROM for both Windows (XP/Vista/Windows 7/ Windows 8) and Macintosh (OSX 10.3+) platforms. Educators can download a complimentary 30-Day trial version of eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Education Edition Version 3.0 for evaluation by visiting eMedia’s web site: http://www.emediamusic.com/academic/freetrials.html


Music Teaching Software for a More Creative and Extensive Curriculum

January 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Posted in Music Teachers Resources | Leave a comment

Music teachers need to know and realize how many music teaching software out there can develop their educational institution’s curriculum and enhance their teaching strategies without overspending and working so hard. If you are interested in learning the significance and feasibility of specific programs for music teachers, read on and see for yourself.

In music education, curriculum development needs some innovations, upgrades and reliable music teaching software to meet the needs and demands of the learners and to also achieve our academic goals as music educators and private music studio administrators. With the generation of learners that we have today, music teachers like us need to exert and invest our time, money, efforts and other resources to a more creative and extensive curriculum.

Curriculum development is primarily defined as the process of systematic planning of what is basically taught, learned, adopted and understood in academic institutions as anticipated and reflected in different courses of study and school programs or activities. Such curriculum is considered as an official document intended for guidance, enhancement and betterment of various subjects and areas of traditional and innovative education.

Through intensive and comprehensive research, consistent evaluation and critical analysis, curricula have been effective and reliable tools in providing a specific guideline for the set of learning activities that are being undertaken our students. Most educators around the globe frequently revise and update their course or experiment with new approaches to make the teaching and learning process more effective and a lot of fun. However, systematic curriculum review of a program has to be strictly observed and implemented; so, experienced professionals, music education experts and curriculum enthusiasts make use of all the possible resources and means as well as take the necessary actions to make all these things happen.

Monitoring, assessing and implementing curricular change, music teachers alike tend to find great ways to improve their curriculum, better, more effective and useful to both ends, the music educators and their learners as well. Automatic databases, updates and other related activities through music teaching software are possible nowadays since technology, convenience and effectiveness are working hand-in-hand without putting quality of music education at risks.

Relevant activities such as conceptualizing, planning, implementing, field testing, and researching that are intended to produce new curricula or improve existing ones are consistently and regularly being adopted and administered for these purposes:

• Curriculum adaptation

• Curriculum improvement

• Curriculum planning

• Curriculum reform

• Curriculum reorganization

• Curriculum revisions

• Educational development

• Academic excellence

• Quality of education

Among these reasons and purposes, educational development, excellence and quality have dominated and summed it all to their optimal peaks. Music teaching software have been great and effective resources of creative and innovative strategies and techniques in taking music to a higher level. Music teaching and learning can always be truly fun, exciting and interesting through different ways.

Getting the most reliable, inventive and motivating activities for effective and innovative music education can be right at the fingertips of the music teachers like you. All you’ve got to do is find the best music teaching software for you and see great results and satisfying outcome. Good luck!

This music teaching software guarantees reliable assistance in managing your private studio. Visit this resource for music teachers for more teaching tips. – Earl Marsden

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Innovative Music Teaching Software Can Save You More Time and Effort

November 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Posted in Music Teaching Tips | Leave a comment

Are you a creative music teacher who always wants to meet the needs, cravings and satisfaction of your students? Are you determined to provide them the kind of music education that they deserve? Have you tried integrating technology into your music teaching strategies or using reliable and effective music teaching software as one great tool to have a more relaxed and fun learning environment? Well, this page is for you as it tends to provide you useful tips on how you can manage everything before, during and after a day of teaching without getting stressed out and anxious.

Music teaching is both rewarding and challenging. It requires much time, effort, patience, discipline and determination. Music teachers are expected to have the passion for both music and teaching as their performance as a music educator mainly depends on their interest and motivation to do teach students how to learn, understand, love and enjoy music.

Learners will surely get motivated and determined to learn and adopt music if they see their mentors enthusiastically enjoying what they do. After all, the music teachers themselves are the students’ one great source of motivation and inspiration. Music teachers like any mentors out there play a vital role in the academic performance of the learners; their performance inside the classroom basically depends on the kind of teacher you are, the music teaching strategies you use, and the activities you give.

So in order to make them learn, understand, love and enjoy music more, you need to be the best – creative, innovative and effective. One great way to go is using reliable music teaching software that can help you work better and teach at your best. These innovations are created and developed by music teachers, music studio owners, music education experts and professionals, and even those music enthusiasts who all have the ultimate goal of taking music education to the next level.

These modern online programs have applications that can really be your virtual partner and music teaching assistant. Such features may include resources that you can use in your own classroom as well as tips on how to creatively and effectively teach your students music and how to play a musical instrument, and many more.

Some software can also provide you easy access to online forums, discussions and chats – allowing you to communicate with fellow music teachers around the globe, music professionals, as well as the education experts and a lot more. In these online groups and forums, you can have direct contact with music teachers who can give you useful suggestions and even share with you their experiences on the same field or craft – a great medium to get some help from reliable music teachers themselves.

These music teaching software can be downloadable and be installed into your own computers without spending much of your hard-earned money and getting away from your comfort zones. With just a few searches and clicks, you can be able to find a program that is just right for you and your students.

So, grab these chances and jumpstart your efforts in bringing innovations in the music classroom. See your students more alive, attentive and enthusiastic as they attend music classes and enjoy each musical moment with you and their classmates. Isn’t it a good picture? Well, you’ve got to try music teaching software today and have fun. Good luck!

This music teaching software can help manage your private studio. Visit this music teacher blog for more teaching tips and resources. – Earl Marsden

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