Our self-paced courses, available online 24/7 via the Bridge platform, include short videos with step-by-step instructions as well as review quizzes to give you immediate feedback on what you learned. Successful completion of each course will earn a product certification and three (3) clock hours each.
This on-demand eLearning curriculum is powered by a third party vendor, Bridge. Participants will need to create a free Bridge account to complete their course(s), details for which will be sent via email immediately upon purchase. Personal information will not be shared or used by anyone other than MakeMusic.
All MakeMusic e-learning courses are powered by a third-party vendor called Bridge. Participants will need to create a free Bridge account to complete the course, details for which will be sent via email immediately upon purchase.
Each course should take 3-5 hours to complete.
The lessons are primarily taught via video and text with quizzes throughout to test understanding.
An electronic version of your certificate is available immediately after course completion. An official PDF version will be emailed to you within 5-10 business days after you complete all the courses you have registered for.
Giovanna Cruz, MakeMusic Education Services Specialist, is a cellist and educator with extensive experience as an orchestral and chamber musician, college and private studio teacher, and public school teacher. Since joining MakeMusic in July of 2014, Giovanna has presented SmartMusic clinics and training workshops in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.
Leigh Kallestad is a Music Education Manager at MakeMusic. He works with K-12 and college music education programs as they implement Finale and SmartMusic in their curriculum. He develops training for school in-services, regional workshops and online events. Leigh has presented clinics at over 20 state music educator conventions plus Midwest and NAfME regional and national conferences.
Windows XP SP3 and newer
Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
Linux - chromeOS
iOS 7 and newer
Android 2.3 and newer
1GB of RAM
Minimum of 512kbps internet download speed
Yes, the course saves your progress so you can leave and come back as many times as you need to.
Very soon! We’re hard at work putting together the same high-quality e-learning courses for the new SmartMusic platform and hope to release it in the 4th quarter of 2016.
You will have access to the course content for three months from the date of enrollment.
You have three months from the date of enrollment.
You can contact e-learning support at [email protected].
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This introductory course focuses on how to navigate and use the basic features of the classic SmartMusic. You will become familiar with the content available for band, orchestra, choir, and general music, and discover how to expand this content by importing MP3 audio and Finale-created files.
Easily navigate the classic SmartMusic interface
Explain the difference between My Library and Find Music
Find music by either browsing the catalog or searching by instrument, category, skill level, genre, state list, and/or state skill level.
List the steps for creating playlist
List 3 things that can be modified in "settings"
List 3 of the practice tools
Download music for your specific teaching area and/or need
Understand the different ways in which repertoire behaves inside of classic SmartMusic
Add their own content to classic SmartMusic by importing MP3 recordings
Add their own content to classic SmartMusic by importing Finale-created files
Building on the basic familiarity with the classic SmartMusic content and navigation, this course leverages the classic SmartMusic Gradebook to reinforce deliberate practice with your students. You will learn to create a class, enroll students, and send them assignments. Also included is a section on grading and sharing data with parents and administrators.
Create at least one class with a set calendar and grading scale in classic SmartMusic
Enroll students in a class by using the enrollment link Schedule a variety of assignments
Add or remove State Standards to assignments for the purpose of documentation
Access and review student assignments from within the SmartMusic client
Listen to and grade assignments
Re-assign work that does not meet teacher standards
Email parents/guardians after an assignment has been submitted and attach student work
Export data to enter in school’s designated gradebook software
Export progress reports to share with parents and students during parent/teacher conferences Find help and resources to troubleshoot problems
Create additional types of assignments including: gradebook entry, automated assignments and response assignments
Create and store units of content and assignments in the Assignment Library for future use
Create and manage rubrics as well as attach rubrics to assignments for criteria-based grading
This advanced course will guide the creation of your own content for use in the classic SmartMusic. An introduction to Finale music notation software is provided, with sections on setting up a score, entering notes and markings, formatting your music, creating SmartMusic files, scanning as well as Finale tips and shortcuts.
Set up a score in Finale using the Launch Window
Enter notes using one of the following methods: simple entry, speedy entry, MIDI keyboard or scanning
Enter articulations and using at least 4 metatools
Enter expressions using at least 4 metatools
Enter SmartShapes using at least 2 metatools
Format parts to look and feel right
Export Finale files into classic SmartMusic by creating Assessment, Ensemble and Solo files
This introductory course focuses on how to navigate and use the basic Finale features. You will become familiar with the software interface, Launch Window, sound libraries, Windows vs. Mac commands, playback controls, viewing modes, tools, menus, score setup, Simple Entry note methods, adding markings and articulations, as well as Page Layout and printing. The tutorials in this course correspond to chapters 1-5 of Mavis Kallestad’s Building Successful Finale ‘Chops’ book for Finale 2014.
In this course you will apply the knowledge acquired in the Beginning Finale Notation course specifically to recreate an instrumental score. You will learn how to set up the score, enter notes and rests using a MIDI keyboard, copy music, use Metatools to enter dynamic markings and articulations such as accents, staccatos, fermatas, slurs, and rehearsal letters. You will also learn how to fit measures, and lay out your page correctly, and view and print parts, which are linked in Finale. The tutorials in this course correspond with chapter 6 of Mavis Kallestad’s Building Successful Finale ‘Chops’ book for Finale 2014.
In this course you will apply the knowledge acquired in the Beginning Finale Notation course specifically to recreate a choral score. You will learn to set up a choral score, enter notes in the first staff, copy them to the other voice parts and use the Repitch Tool to “repitch” the notes. Type in lyrics and copy them to the other voice parts. Additionally, you will add dynamics, rehearsal letters and learn how to create a piano reduction used for rehearsal. The tutorials in this course correspond with chapter 8 of Mavis Kallestad’s Building Successful Finale ‘Chops’ book for Finale 2014.