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What is an Audio File and What Can You Do With It?

Audio files are exactly what you think they might be: a collection of sounds. For example, if you purchase a song from iTunes and play it on your phone, your phone will produce sound. Songs from iTunes, Pandora, Spotify and similar services are stored as audio files....

What is MIDI and Why Should You Care?

Just like people, computers are capable of speaking to each other in different languages. MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is one of those languages. …and, like all languages, MIDI has a number of different variations.  Luckily, two organizations...
The Perfect Classroom Piano

The Perfect Classroom Piano

It’s no secret that technology is quickly becoming a music teacher’s best friend.  Especially with today’s shrinking budgets and increasing workloads, more and more music teachers are relying on technology and software just to get through the day.  As times change,...
Technology in Today’s Music Classroom

Technology in Today’s Music Classroom

It’s no secret that today’s classroom music teachers are facing challenges as never before.  Students have constant distractions, impossible schedules and widening social and economic barriers that make a universal approach to learning extremely difficult.  Budget...
FREE Sight Reading Workshop for Piano Teachers!

FREE Sight Reading Workshop for Piano Teachers!

Join us Friday, August 9 (10am – 12:30pm) at Riverton Piano Company Peoria for a life-changing workshop with Sean Slade from Piano Marvel.  Sean will help you discover a technological tool that will not only help to quantify your students’ sight reading...