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Book Review: The Music Advantage

Book Review: The Music Advantage

I just finished reading The Music Advantage by Dr. Anita Collins. Dr. Collins is a leading neuromusical researcher studying the benefits that learning music has on growing children and adults. I first heard of her when her 2014 TEDx talk went viral and have been...

Laxed (Siren Beat) Sheet Music

Laxed (Siren Beat) Sheet Music

What is Laxed (Siren Beat)? Laxed (Siren Beat), by Jawsh 685, is the most viral song on the social media app TikTok. It was created by a 17 year old in New Zealand. The song has a specific dance and was originally used to show off different cultures. Nobody knows...

It’s the Music that Makes Us Cry

It’s the Music that Makes Us Cry

I kept it together for the majority of my wedding. Throughout the ceremony, the vows, the speeches, and the first dance...no tears. But what got me was when 'You've Got a Friend in Me' started playing as my groomsman and I walked down the aisle. Tears came streaming...

The Basics of Sound, Through Music

The Basics of Sound, Through Music

Before we can learn about music, we must first learn about sound. But diving into the world of sound opens up an array of disciplines that would take a long time to cover: physics, fluid dynamics, anatomy, psychology, and a bit of philosophy. To save you some time, we...

Zoom & Google Meet Best Practices for Guitar Teachers

Zoom & Google Meet Best Practices for Guitar Teachers

Here are some tips, resources, and best practices for using Zoom or Google Meet to teach your virtual guitar class. General Video Best Practices Use a separate webcam to display left and right hands while playing. Here are 7 best webcams for online teaching. On Zoom,...

TrueSpeed™ Autoscroll

TrueSpeed™ Autoscroll

All we've ever wanted to do was play guitar hands-free. We hated stopping to turn the page, stopping to scroll down the lyrics, or hitting those stupid "+/-" buttons because current autoscrolls are either too slow or too fast. So we took to the drawing board and we're...

Guitar Class Rubrics & Assessment

Guitar Class Rubrics & Assessment

One of my favorite things about working in the guitar education space is that I get to talk with a lot of school guitar teachers. Since many guitar teachers are either new to guitar or new to the K12 education environment, the most common question they ask me is,...

Guitar Germ Hand Washing Experiment

Guitar Germ Hand Washing Experiment

In our second experiment with glo germ and a UV flashlight, we wanted to test how effective washing your hands was before playing guitar. Click to Watch Video Here are additional instrument cleaning guidelines you should be aware of for the upcoming school year: NFSH...

Guitar Germ Cleaning Experiment

Guitar Germ Cleaning Experiment

We conducted an experiment with glo germ and a UV flashlight to see how germs spread to a guitar after playing. We tried a few different cleaning techniques to see which was most effective. Click to Watch Video Here are additional instrument cleaning guidelines you...

Music Matters

Music Matters

How music educators can rid a generation of prejudice “Music today is garbage”. How many times have you heard your parents say that? Ask anyone older than 25 what they think of the modern hits and they’ll have a similar sentiment. The older they are, the more negative...

It’s All About Data

It’s All About Data

The data tidal wave seems to be crashing over the education system. Superintendents, principals, and researchers are demanding data to evaluate the effectiveness of programs, platforms, and initiatives. We understand how overwhelming this can feel as a teacher and we...

8 Dog Training Tips for Your Guitar Class

8 Dog Training Tips for Your Guitar Class

In our approach to creating more effective learning and teaching methods, we have always been drawn to other similar disciplines such as coaching in sports, habit building in behavioral psychology, and animal training to fully understand the underlying principles of...

10 Resources for Band Teachers

10 Resources for Band Teachers

Band instruction is not easy. Band instructors have to be a jack of all trades, in a way, but even jacks of all trades need support. There is a lack of support for band teachers, so we wanted to do our part to help give you resources to make teaching more effective....

Getting Students Hooked Quick in the Key of G

Getting Students Hooked Quick in the Key of G

The first few months of learning an instrument are the most important. This is the time where students will decide whether they like the instrument and if it’s for them. Many students begin learning guitar because the music they like has prominent guitar parts....

How to Create Your Own Guitar Talent Hotbed

How to Create Your Own Guitar Talent Hotbed

Talent hotbeds are places around the world that consistently pump out world class performers. These hotbeds aren’t located where you might expect. They aren’t found in prestigious universities, professional training camps, or with celebrity coaches. Rather they are...

10 Fun Activities for Teaching Guitar Remotely

10 Fun Activities for Teaching Guitar Remotely

Click to download the PDF Learn Your Favorite Theme Song Ask students to pick their favorite movie, TV show, or video game theme song to learn. These are often simple, easily identifiable melodies. Have them record it and pay a game to see if other students can guess...

Moosiko Strives for Equity

Moosiko Strives for Equity

The disparity in access to education has been highlighted by the COVID-19 crisis. Now more than ever, educators are faced with the harsh reality that some students don’t have the same support and resources as others. As a vendor providing tools, products, and support...

What Kind of Learner is Your Student?

What Kind of Learner is Your Student?

Hans Jensen, a world renowned cello teacher in Chicago, is sometimes referred to as a talent whisperer. People travel from all over the country just to have a single practice session with him. Jensen, as with many other great coaches and teachers, has an extraordinary...