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EdTech Should More Google Maps and Less MapQuest

EdTech Should More Google Maps and Less MapQuest

As a young kid, I remember my dad had one of those big road atlases shoved behind the driver's side seat that I would pull out and flip through on road trips. The road atlas is how you got from point A to point B back in the day. Of course, nobody uses road atlases...

Moosiko Launches Ukulele for General Music Classes

Moosiko Launches Ukulele for General Music Classes

The #1 online learning platform for K12 music classes now supports ukulele for school general music classes. Using the same core Moosiko learning principles of deliberate practice, fun/relevant songs for students, and skill tracking and assessment tools for teachers,...

Adaptive Teaching for Guitar (Special Needs)

Adaptive Teaching for Guitar (Special Needs)

This article is written by Sarah Fard, a music educator in Massachusetts with degrees from University of New Hampshire, Boston University, and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Music and Autism. Learn more about Sarah here.  The guitar is a wonderfully diverse...

The First Moosiko Success Story

The First Moosiko Success Story

I consider January 10th our birthday, because this is the day back in 2015 where we had our first Moosiko customer. Her name was Nandini. Watch the video below to hear our story.  I was teaching guitar at the time in New Haven and a Yale med student wanted to learn...

SmartMusic vs Moosiko

SmartMusic vs Moosiko

Many school's music departments use SmartMusic as a learning resource for their music classes. While SmartMusic is a great tool for general band and orchestra, it isn’t very good at helping learn specific instruments like guitar and ukulele. Moosiko is designed...

Teaching Guitar Tab vs Standard Notation

Teaching Guitar Tab vs Standard Notation

This blog is written by Joe Sweet, a guitar teacher at Lane Technical College Preparatory High School in Chicago. Joe has created a ton of great guitar teacher resources here. "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" W.B. Yeats When asked...

Student Video Recordings

Student Video Recordings

Video-based assessment has been the only way to grade music classes this year. But collecting, organizing, and keeping secure hundreds or thousands of videos is a pain. This is why we've built student video recording and teacher feedback directly into the app for a...

How Moosiko Supports CASEL SEL Framework

How Moosiko Supports CASEL SEL Framework

Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a vital part in education and human development. CASEL.org, a thought leader in SEL implementation, defines the subject as “the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and...

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,...