Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Noteflight, LLC (noteflight.com) today announced its partnership with The Music Sales Group’s new digital education division,MusicFirst, offering teachers and students easy-to-use, affordable, cloud-based music education services and related activities. Music Sales selected Noteflight as one of its marquee products that allows teachers and students to create and share music notation online via its award-winning product, Noteflight Classroom.
Noteflight Classroom is cloud-based music notation software, enabling educators to instantly set up a dedicated music learning website on Noteflight’s servers. Instructors are provided with a private online community in which they can immediately enroll their students and begin using Noteflight to create and share musical scores and activities. Schools benefit by not having to undertake a major investment in desktop notation software limited to use in labs: students can access Noteflight from any location and any device.
With the recent launch of its HTML5 product, Noteflight allows both teachers and students to move effortlessly from device to device as they create and share and musical compositions, assignments, exercises and learning resources. Built on a new HTML5 standard for audio that gives websites the capabilities of full-blown music apps, Noteflight is the first notation tool to target both mobile and desktop with a single web-based product.
MusicFirst(TM) is a suite of carefully selected software products that addresses all the key areas of music education: notation, sequencing and music production, music theory, music performance, music learning and appreciation. In addition to Noteflight, these products include O-Generator, Soundation, Musition, Auralia, Charanga, Music World, Focus on Sound, Inside Music, Music Delta, and Naxos Music Library, with more to be added in the future. Led by music education veteran Dr. James Frankel, The MusicFirst(TM) team has long experience of integrating technology effectively into music curriculum.
“As the leader in online music notation, Noteflight was an obvious choice,” remarked Dr. Frankel. “Today’s music educators are looking for education products that are intuitive and approachable and let students work at any time, from any place. Noteflight empowers teachers by giving students a notation tool that students will take to instantly. Teachers can focus on teaching music, rather than teaching how to use software.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with the MusicFirst team,” added Joe Berkovitz, Founder and CEO of Noteflight. “Jim and his team are truly thought leaders in music education and we look forward to working together to support music educators around the globe.”
MusicFirst(TM) makes exploration, creation, sharing, and assessment instantly accessible at any time on any internet-enabled device: computer, iPad, smartphone, laptop, or even a Smart Board. All teacher and student work is saved in the cloud. Software is automatically updated. Students have instant access to programs and their work. The service costs far less than buying individual site licenses and does not involve users’ IT departments.
MusicFirst(TM) will exhibit and conduct workshops at upcoming music education conferences in Texas, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
About Music Sales
The Music Sales Group is an international family of publishing companies with interests in copyrights, music publishing, book publishing, digital publishing, digital education, music retailing, sales and distribution. Headquartered in London, the organization has twelve offices worldwide including New York and LA. MusicFirst(TM) can be reached toll free at 855-896-3344 and its services and software products are available at http://www.musicfirst.com
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Boston, MA, Noteflight, LLC is dedicated to reinventing the way people create, share, and use written music. Noteflight allows users to edit, display, play back and share music notation in a web browser, on any device. Noteflight has an active online community of over 600,000 music enthusiasts and its site contains a corpus of musical scores to which anyone can publish their compositions. Noteflight serves music education instructors with its Noteflight Classroom product for K-12 and Noteflight Campus for Higher Education. Noteflight also licenses its technology to industry leaders to manage scalable cloud-based repositories of sheet music that can be delivered to any device with Noteflight Publishing Server. For more information, visit noteflight.com.
Noteflight Press Contact: press(at)noteflight(dot)com, (617) 466-9531
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.