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Podcast: How I Use Moosiko in My Guitar Class

Podcast: How I Use Moosiko in My Guitar Class

Matthew Hall has been teaching high school guitar for 15 years in East Side San Jose, CA. In this podcast with EdCuration, Matthew talks about how he uses Moosiko in his guitar class. Listen to Podcast (click here to download audio file to listen offline)  ...

California Prop 28

California Prop 28

California Prop 28 just passed setting aside nearly $1B for arts and music funding for California K12 public schools. This is a giant step in supporting critical music programs that are so important for many low-income districts and schools. Prop 28 requires each...

How to Start a School Guitar Program

How to Start a School Guitar Program

Do you want to start a school guitar program but not sure where to begin? This article walks through everything you’ll need to start a school guitar program including advocacy templates for your administration, what and where to buy, itemized cost estimates, and...

A Music Teacher’s Journey Into Songwriting

A Music Teacher’s Journey Into Songwriting

This was originally written by Chelsea Dehner and appeared on the Association for Popular Music blog page. APME and Moosiko are partnered to help teachers bring popular, diverse, and relevant music to students. Ready Set…GO! In January a good friend said, “Chelsea,...

Moosiko Selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200

Moosiko Selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200

Moosiko, the leading music edtech platform modernizing education in schools, has been selected to The Elite 200, the acclaimed list of semifinalists in The GSV Cup — the world’s largest pitch competition for EdTech startups run by female-led, multi-stage venture...

APME Webinar: Student Self-Guided Learning

APME Webinar: Student Self-Guided Learning

The Association of Popular Music Education (APME) invited Moosiko to do a webinar on how Moosiko can support student self-guided learning for guitar, ukulele, and modern band programs. This 30 minute webinar covers the following: How to use intrinsic motivation to get...

Using Soundtrap to Perform with Moosiko

Using Soundtrap to Perform with Moosiko

Moosiko is partnering with Soundtrap to make it easy for students learning guitar or ukulele to perform, mix, and share music they love.  Our mission has always been to unleash everyone's inner musician, no matter if you're a 3rd grade ukulele student learning a few...

How to Create a Paperless Music Classroom

How to Create a Paperless Music Classroom

We caught up with Carmella Berthia who teaches modern band at World Language High School in Chicago about a her new initiative this year, going paperless in her music classroom. She has a class of 50 - 60 music students and became frustrated with the hassle of endless...

2021 Summer Product Updates

2021 Summer Product Updates

We added ~80 new song lessons: New Ukulele Lessons Adore You - Harry Styles Blowin in the Wind - Bob Dylan Baby Shark - Pink Fong Bob The Builder - Bob The Builder Circle Of Life - The Lion King Golden - Harry Styles Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride - Lilo And Stitch Just...

Hey Teachers, Copyright Isn’t Your Problem

Hey Teachers, Copyright Isn’t Your Problem

Music teachers have to deal with a lot of problems. But copyright shouldn't be one of them. This topic pops up in almost every conversation I have with teachers, district educators, and other music vendors. I strongly believe putting the burden of music copyright onto...

Remember to Wear Pants: 10 Tips for In-Person Teaching

Remember to Wear Pants: 10 Tips for In-Person Teaching

It's been over a year since many of us have taught in-person, face-to-face with our students. New habits have been formed and old ways forgotten. We created the following list to help as you transition from a virtual to a real teaching environment. Remember to Wear...

Teach Cannon in D Through Pop Songs

Teach Cannon in D Through Pop Songs

You've probably heard Cannon in D, the one-hit wonder by Johann Pachelbel written in the late 1600s, at most weddings you've been to. It's a classic chord progression and melody that pops up in recitals, hotel lobbies, black tie events, and...pop music. Here's the...

Chord Names Demystified

Chord Names Demystified

This blog was written by Sonametro, an app that makes it easy for guitarists to document new songs they are writing. If you teach a song writing unit in your curriculum, this app would be perfect for your students.  Once you get beyond your basic open string G, C, D,...

Moosiko Student Awards | 20/21

Moosiko Student Awards | 20/21

Our mission at Moosiko is to create more lifelong musicians in the world. In order to hold ourselves accountable and make sure we're achieving that goal, we measure our impact at a very granular level. This allows us to see our total impact as well as recognize some...

How to Increase the ROI for Your School Music Program

How to Increase the ROI for Your School Music Program

This blog is written by Dan Mascola, the founder of Moosiko, an adaptive learning platform music students and teachers. It's the classic maximize ROI question: How can I increase the impact of my music program with my existing resources and without spending more...

Class Guitar and Ukulele Storage Photos

Class Guitar and Ukulele Storage Photos

Storing 30 - 60 guitars or ukulele's can be a challenge in your classroom. It can also be fun! Here are some examples of guitar and ukulele storage setup in school music classes.UkuleleGuitarsSummer Storage Preparation How should you store guitars or ukuleles over the...

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,...