April 12, 2021 I Supply
SmartMusic Announces New Print-On-Demand Feature
MakeMusic Inc., creators of SmartMusic, a web-based music practice and assessment platform, has announced the ability for students and teachers with access to Premium content to print thousands of educational titles at no additional cost.
This new feature includes a selection of the most widely-used method books from key music education publishers, such as “Sound Innovations” and “Accent on Achievement” from Alfred Music, “Tradition of Excellence” and “Standard of Excellence” from Neil A. KJOS Music Company, and “Measures of Success” from FJH Music Company Inc.
“Through our long standing partnership, SmartMusic has proven its ability to represent and deliver Alfred Music’s educational content to students and teachers at the highest standard possible,” said Chris Bernotas, director, instrumental school methods and repertoire at Alfred Music. “We’re incredibly proud of the way in which SmartMusic has continued [its] support of all those affected by the ongoing school closures and the innovative ways in which they have kept teachers and students engaged during remote teaching situations. The new print function is just another way where, through our partnership, we are able to provide solutions for unique teaching situations this academic year, and therefore Alfred Music is delighted to make thousands of our most popular methods and solo content available for print, starting today.”
According to the company, SmartMusic’s ongoing goal is to provide solutions for every learning situation music teachers and students are faced with this school year. Whether instruction will take place online, in person or a hybrid of both, SmartMusic aims to ensure that music making continues. A statement from the company said the web-based practice tool offers “an unrivaled repertoire library, easy-to-use practice tools, and helps teachers track student progress,” letting students continue their musical development and growth from home.
“The FJH Music Company is committed to supporting educators’ musical needs during this time of transition as we continue to provide quality educational material,” said Kyle Hackinson, vice president of The FJH Music Company. “As we all navigate through online and social distant teaching with school closures, FJH is pleased to participate in SmartMusic’s platform solution that keeps educators and students engaged in music study in this remote environment.”