HOW IT WORKS

You want the best outcome for your students. That’s why Practicing Musician develops the scope and sequence of our Fundamentals of Music Mastery Concert Band and Strings methods in collaboration with highly qualified experts – Chairs and members of the teams that researched, developed, and piloted the National Core Arts Standards and Model Cornerstone Assessments for Music and Chairs of NAfME Councils and Groups.

Then, we train music educators how to create content for Practicing Musician’s growing library of 3,500+ video tutorials, sheet music, assignments, and assessments within the context of our method’s scope and sequence.

Finally, all educators have the opportunity to participate in our ongoing peer-review process to continually refine the quality of our method.

The result is that you can utilize teaching tools you trust, increase your confidence that each students’ at-home practice will be fruitful, personalize instruction for each student within the ensemble context, facilitate mastery learning, and track and assess student progress – all within a single platform.

TEACH

Nothing can replace the time you have with your students. By assigning Practicing Musician’s video tutorials, you will enhance your students’ learning experience and increase their engagement so you can have more time to teach and provide feedback!

Each 1-3 minute tutorial covers a single topic with instrument-specific techniques modeled by instrument specialists. Individual tutorials are customized for each of the 16 primary concert band and string instruments so you can personalize each student’s learning. In addition, all tutorials are sequentially ordered into our Fundamentals of Music Mastery Online Methods so you can assign instrument-specific tutorials to your entire ensemble with the click of a button.

PRACTICE

PM is the ultimate practicing tool for your students. Depending on their skill level, you can guide students to practice instrument care and maintenance, observe and practice instrument-specific techniques, follow step-by-step music theory modules, and play song libraries to keep them entertained along the way.

Students mirror the instrument-specific techniques modeled in our video tutorials as often as they need in order to master each one. Theory concepts are explained in simple terms with on-screen visual reinforcement. Then, exercises, songs, and assignments allow students to practice the technique or concept they just learned. It’s almost like students have a private instructor at the comfort of their own home and on their own time! You can also use our video tutorials as a teaching aid in class so all instrument sections can learn and practice new concepts at the same time while you provide real-time feedback.

TRACK

You can easily track and hold students accountable for their progress. PM’s age-appropriate practice logs were adapted from the Model Cornerstone Assessments so students can self-reflect while they practice at home.

ASSESS

Dr. Frederick Burrack reformatted the Model Cornerstone Assessments for integration into Practicing Musician’s platform. Currently, Dr. Burrack plays an integral role on PM’s Advisory Board.

COMPARE

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DESIGNED BY K-12 MUSIC EDUCATORS

SIMILAR SCOPE AND SEQUENCE

AS METHOD BOOKS

ONGOING PEER REVIEW AND

REFINEMENT OF CONTENT

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS

SHEET MUSIC AND PROGRESS TRACKING

GROWING LIBRARY OF

K-12 EDUCATOR CREATED CONTENT

ACCESS ON ANY DEVICE WITH INTERNET

DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS

FOR OFFLINE LEARNING

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 

FREE TRAINING AND SUPPORT

THROUGHOUT SCHOOL YEAR


Practicing Musician

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