Students at KeyNotes Piano Studio have some of the most sophisticated learning tools available today at their disposal. I was an early adopter of music-learning technology to aid in the education and growth of musicians. I have been utilizing computer technology to teach since the mid 90’s, and was exposed to it since it first became available during my formative years as a musician and teacher.
From the use of midi accompaniments to programs that enhance and hone memorization techniques, to sight-reading, music history and appreciation, and composition, I am uniquely experienced in the technology that 21st century music students need in order to succeed.
Software programs used at KNPS, and available to students include:
- Alfred Interactive Musician
- Alfred Essentials of Music Theory
- Alfred Theory Games
- Band in a Box
- Classroom Maestro
- eMedia My Piano
- Home Concert Xtreme
- Midi Background Music for method books
- Music Ace 1 and 2
- Smart Music
I also often use iPads and laptops during lessons in order to keep students interested. While the students use the technology to learn, they do not do so in a vacuum. I work with the student, using the technology to create a coached atmosphere in which students receive feedback both technologically and personally.