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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,...

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 Tab vs Standard Notation

Teaching 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...