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 for the education industry, we believe the burden is on us to address this problem.
Here are some things we’re working on to make music education more equitable for both students and teachers:
- Personalization: With our wide variety of musical genres and songs from the 1950s to today, we try to provide content for everyone.
- Cross Device: Our practice platform works on Apple, Android, and Windows devices as well as laptops, mobile, and tablets.
- Multilingual: We’ve got a few Spanish-only songs. We’re working on building more multilingual songs over the next few months.
- Gender Equality: 30% of the artists on our platform are female. We’ve got some ground to make up here!
- Highly Visual: Moosiko is ~80% visual meaning we minimize written instruction to ensure non-english speakers can use our platform too.
- 508 Compliant: Use of multimodal information (colors, shapes, text, audio) to maximize accessibility.
- Online & Offline: We are able to provide printed song sheets to mail to classes and/or students when internet access is limited.
We want as many students as possible to learn guitar and share their music with the world. We have partnered with school districts across the country to ensure access to music education for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
But we can always do better. If there is a specific use case or scenario where you think we’re falling short on the equity for your students, please get in touch and we’d love to talk about it.