Moosiko | Alternative Band

“If we want to make music education more accessible in public schools, it needs to be fun. Teenagers want to learn Havana, not Oh Susannah.”

Dan Mascola

Dan Mascola, Founder Moosiko

What is Alternative Band?

  • Teaches music using fun, culturally relevant songs
  • Teaches wide variety musical genres & diversity
  • Personalized approach for every class & individual
  • Modern instruments: guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals
  • Focus on playing, creating, and performing
  • Embraces learning and production technology


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Why Alternative Band?

Human beings have a strong bias toward music they listened to as teenagers. The current music education curriculum, content, and methods are decades old and should be refreshed every decade or so to stay relevant to the student population. And NAfME agrees, saying the future of music education is using more modern instruments like guitar, ukulele, keyboard, and drums with culturally relevant content like pop, hiphop, rap, and more recent tunes and artists. Learning tools like Moosiko help infuse modern music into your existing classes and curriculum.

Join the Alternative Band Movement

How can you join the alternative band movement?

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Looking to modernize your music classes? We can provide training, curriculum, tools, and resources to make that happen.

Music Directors

Want to bring alternative band techniques across your entire music program? We can help you plan, resource, and launch the program across multiple schools.


What better way to connect with your fans than teach them to play your songs. We can list your songs on our platform so thousands of students can learn to play and sing your songs.