Last fall I shared a Practice Tools for Jazz blog post that served as an introduction to the jazz patterns and improvisation exercises included in SmartMusic.
The January 2015 issue of School, Band and Orchestra features an article by MakeMusic education services specialist Giovanna Cruz. View the article in context here by navigating to pages 26-28, or read the text below.
Martha Boonshaft, Middle School Director of Bands for the Garden City School District in Garden City, NY, shares how she uses SmartMusic and Finale together to enhance her students’ learning experiences.
Mary-Hannah Klontz, choral teacher at Swanson Middle School in Arlington, VA, and doctoral candidate at George Mason University, shares why she uses SmartMusic and Finale in her teaching.
Holidays can be a very enjoyable time with all the festivities with family and friends. These occasions are the perfect time for you to encourage your students to perform for enjoyment and fun instead of just getting ready for another concert at school.
The below post comes to you from Richard Tengowski, Director of Bands for the Kohler School District in Wisconsin. Richard shares how he uses SmartMusic to achieve Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs).
Chris Grifa, band director at Creekside Middle School (Carmel, IN), shares how he uses technology in rehearsals.
Technology is integrated into the classroom everyday and is an integral part of the students’ daily classroom experience.
Teacher Jim Schulz shares how he creates a CD using SmartMusic.
Creating a Holiday CD for parents using SmartMusic is a project I have used in some variation over many years.
Kevin Mead, band director at Churchville-Chili High School in New York, shares how he is using SmartMusic to guide his students’ practice.Our challenge: “Pineapple Poll”
The Churchville-Chili Wind Ensemble is currently working on the first movement of “Pineapple Poll”.
Certain times of the year hold appeal for students and it is always nice to find music that is fun and motivational for them to play but also has educational value.