Many musicians and music educators have requested access to Practicing Musician (www.practicingmusician.com) during school district and workplace closures. Requests have come from:
1. Music educators who beta-tested Practicing Musician in their K-12 classrooms
2. Music education leaders who have invited me to present at their conferences
3. Music educators who have attended my NAfME conference presentations and exhibitions
4. Music education leaders who have interviewed me on their podcasts
5. Musicians who beta-tested Practicing Musician at home
In response, I’ve launched a completely free demo of Practicing Musician before our planned release date.
Practicing Musician allows year 1 band and orchestral directors to easily guide student learning during school closures. Our world-class instrumental music lessons follow the same sequence as Standard of Excellence, Essential Elements, and other major method books. Over 1,000 video tutorials and well over 1,000 songs and exercises are already available. An additional 1,000 video tutorials and well over 1,000 exercises and songs will be uploaded over the next month or two for year 1 and 2 band and orchestral students.
I’m hosting two LIVE WEBINARS every day for the next two weeks to teach educators how to use Practicing Musician to remotely teach their students.
Practicing Musician has also proven to be an effective self-regulated learning tool for individuals between the ages of 8-70, so don’t hesitate to share this free opportunity with your friends and family. Our entire nation can benefit from being more creative during this time of exhausting fear and stress.
I will add more webinars to each schedule based on demand.
If you, your students, or aspiring musicians at home do not have an instrument, Practicing Musician has an instrument rental program. Practicing Musician rentals are high-quality name brand instruments that are ready to play. Many people have lost income at this time, so I have decided to discount our monthly rental prices, include normal wear and tear maintenance and damage repairs up to $250 in your rental fee, and ship each instrument right to your door for free!
I wish you all good health and wellness during this time of exhausting stress and fear.
All my best,
Founder and CEO – Practicing Musician