Engage Students and Expand Your Reach

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  • Engage Students and Expand Your Reach

  • Todays Students:

  • Todays students are fast paced & easily distracted.

  • Todays students are fast paced & easily distracted.

    They are also digital natives:

  • Todays students are fast paced & easily distracted.

    They are also digital natives:

    its as if they were born using cell phones, videogames and computers!

  • Todays Music Educators:

  • Todays music educators are incredibly busy.

  • Todays music educators are incredibly busy.

    They arrive early before school...

  • Todays music educators are incredibly busy.

    They arrive early before school...

    ...and stay late after school,

  • Todays music educators are incredibly busy.

    They arrive early before school...

    ...and stay late after school,

    ...to plan, rehearse & help their students individually.

  • They might even travel between different schools.

  • They need to reach every student,

  • They need to reach every student,

    hear them perform,

  • hear them perform,

    They need to reach every student,

    and provide feedback & track their progress.

  • Teachers in all academic areas must meet students where they live:

  • Teachers in all academic areas must meet students where they live:

    in a digital world.

  • What technology can music teachersuse that satisfies the students need for interactivity and feedback?

  • For many, the answer is

    SmartMusic

  • - Kimberly Farrell, Choir/Orchestra director, Miller Middle School, Durango, CO

    In this age of technology, the kids immediately respond to this program. They get immediate feedback where they can SEE what they played wrong and they can record and hear themselves. It frees up a lot of class time.

  • What is SmartMusic?

  • SmartMusic is interactive music learning software that provides students with immediate visual and aural feedback.

  • SmartMusic is interactive music learning software that provides students with immediate visual and aural feedback.

    It allows students to listen to their performance...

  • ...and see the correct and incorrect rhythms & pitches on screen.

  • Students are also able to hear their part in context with SmartMusics professional accompaniment,

  • Students are also able to hear their part in context with SmartMusics professional accompaniment,

    giving them pitch and rhythmic references when practicing at home.

  • SmartMusic helps by facilitating:

  • Student Home Practice

  • We know that practice outside of the classroom is integral to success,

  • but without an educator present, its easy for students to practice incorrectly.

    We know that practice outside of the classroom is integral to success,

  • but without an educator present, its easy for students to practice incorrectly.

    With SmartMusic, educators can extend their reach into home practice.

    We know that practice outside of the classroom is integral to success,

  • SmartMusic also allows students to work on technical concepts necessary for performance outside of class, at their own pace (and with support materials), and then do the homework in class with the teacher.

  • When the students come to the classroom already knowing how to play the notes, this frees the teacher to focus on the music.

  • Streamlined TeacherWorkf low

  • With a few clicks, teachers can schedule assignments - from any piece of repertoire - to any and all of their students.

  • Once students complete and submit these assignments,they automatically appear in the teachers gradebook.

  • In the Gradebook teachers can SEE the rhythms and pitches the student played correctly or incorrectly,

  • In the Gradebook teachers can SEE the rhythms and pitches the student played correctly or incorrectly,

    and HEAR a recording of the corresponding performance.

  • In the Gradebook teachers can SEE the rhythms and pitches the student played correctly or incorrectly,

    Teachers can quickly discover each students strengths and weaknesses, facilitating their instructional response.

    and HEAR a recording of the corresponding performance.

  • - Brent Comeau, Director of Bands, Woodbury High School, Woodbury, MN

    The SmartMusic Gradebook keeps the process organized and allows me the flexibility to weigh my review of a students recorded performance vs. SmartMusics built-in assessment.

  • Plus, SmartMusic helps teachers to easily email parents about their students progress.

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  • Detailed Documentation

  • SmartMusic provides teachers with a detailed record of their students assignments,

  • SmartMusic provides teachers with a detailed record of their students assignments,

    and the amount of time each student spent practicing, providing objective data to back up their grades.

  • Educators can instantly display to students, parents and administrators non-subjective data that makes it easy to chart student growth.

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  • Extensive Library of Titles

  • SmartMusic contains the worlds largest digitallibrary of assessable third-party ensemble titles.

  • This means that the pieces that the educators want to program for concerts are often already in SmartMusic,

    SmartMusic contains the worlds largest digitallibrary of assessable third-party ensemble titles.

  • This means that the pieces that the educators want to program for concerts are often already in SmartMusic,

    and they report that students advance faster when theypractice their concert pieces with SmartMusic.

    SmartMusic contains the worlds largest digitallibrary of assessable third-party ensemble titles.

  • - David Hall, Band Director, Santa Fe Christian Schools, Solana Beach, CA

    My students who consistently use SmartMusic, progress much quicker and they are enjoying practicing and performing with SmartMusic.

  • What does SmartMusicoer Music Educators?

  • SmartMusic engages students and helps them improve faster.

  • SmartMusic engages students and helps them improve faster.

    It streamlines educators workflow and allows them to offer more individualized instruction.

  • SmartMusic engages students and helps them improve faster.

    It streamlines educators workflow and allows them to offer more individualized instruction.

    Administrators and parents can better track student progress with the objective dataSmartMusic provides.

  • Sometimes technology is embraced for technologys sake.

  • Sometimes technology is embraced for technologys sake.

    In the case of SmartMusic, the technology not only meets students in the digital realmwhere they live,

  • but it also extends the reach of an educator in ways not possible before.

  • Ready to get started?Contact us today for a free trial.www.smartmusic.com/getstarted

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