COMPUTER LAB & iPAD
Students use the computer lab (an adjoining room) for 20 minutes before or after their lesson, to play assigned music games that reinforce Ear-Training, Theory, Composition and Rhythm skills.
As the former computer software reviewer for Clavier magazine, I have always been on the forefront of technology, selecting only the best of educational and entertaining media for students.
Elementary level students might lead a turtle through a forest by identifying notes on the staff correctly.
In an apple orchard students pick the apple with the correct rhythms to complete a measure.
Intermediate students win (or lose) a hockey game by identifying major or perfect intervals.
Advanced students use a combination of computer software and online programs for melodic dication, chord recognition, sight-reading and music analysis.
I use music apps during the lesson or computer lab time to develop ear-training, rhythm and theory skills. I recommend apps for use at home, if parents want.