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Welcome to SmartMusic Academy

 

If you are new to Smartmusic our Getting Started courses can help get you up and running in minutes.

 

If you want a more in-depth look, visit the Features and Quick Tips libraries. Our Ebooks are full of relevant teaching topics that go beyond the use of SmartMusic.

 

Check back often. Our library is updated regularly!

 

Getting Started with SmartMusic's Free Teacher Tools
Getting Started with SmartMusic's Free Teacher Tools
Take this course if you are exploring SmartMusic with a free Teacher account
FREE
34 min
Getting Started with Your SmartMusic Teacher Subscription
Getting Started with Your SmartMusic Teacher Subscription
Take this course if you have a paid SmartMusic Teacher subscription
FREE
40 min
Tips for a Successful Holiday Concert
Tips for a Successful Holiday Concert
The winter or holiday concert is for many, the first performance of the school year. Preparing for it requires the right planning at the right time. Get tips from many music educators on how to best prepare for yours.
FREE
All Things Sight-Reading
All Things Sight-Reading
The ability to sight read almost anything that is put in front of you is sometimes compared to having a superpower. This eBook compiles tips on teaching and practicing sight reading.
FREE
Rethinking Your Warmup
Rethinking Your Warmup
Different and sometimes opposing approaches to warming up your ensemble. Whatever your philosophy, you are bound to benefit from reading these articles.
FREE
Tips for Teaching Beginning Orchestra
Tips for Teaching Beginning Orchestra
Tips for teaching beginning orchestra for non-string players.
FREE
Beginning Band Tips
Beginning Band Tips
Beginning band directors face the impossible expectation of being an expert on every instrument. We created an e-book of instrument-specific beginning band tips to help you do the impossible.
FREE
Big Band: Director's Toolkit
Big Band: Director's Toolkit
Tips from experienced jazz educators from across the country to help big band directors everywhere.
FREE
The Director's Guide to Recruitment and Instrument Selection
The Director's Guide to Recruitment and Instrument Selection
As an ensemble director, few tasks are more important than recruiting new students. We’ve compiled recruitment and instrument selection advice from top educators across the country.
FREE
The Band Director's Guide to Student Retention
The Band Director's Guide to Student Retention
The future of our music programs depends upon our ability to retain enrolled students. Our retention efforts must be ongoing, and should begin when we first meet each beginning music student.
FREE
The Music Educator's Guide to Classroom Data
The Music Educator's Guide to Classroom Data
Data is a big part of what educators do. Data can drive administrative decisions, communicate effectively with parents, and help students develop.
FREE
Music Department Budgeting Tips
Music Department Budgeting Tips
We’ve compiled advice from fellow educators about the music department budgeting process (even from an administrator’s point-of-view) as well as ways to raise and save money for your music program.
FREE
Copyright for Music Educators
Copyright for Music Educators
Advice on how fellow educators have learned to uphold copyright laws, support students, and stay on budget
FREE
Troubleshooting Google Chrome
Troubleshooting Google Chrome
Tips to help you troubleshoot Chrome browser
FREE
3 min
Getting Started with Sight Reading Builder
Getting Started with Sight Reading Builder
Introductory information about using Sight Reading Builder.
FREE
5 min
Uploading and Creating Music with Compose
Uploading and Creating Music with Compose
Quick Overview of Compose
FREE
3 min
Creating Classes and Enrolling Students
Creating Classes and Enrolling Students
Quick course on how to set up classes and enroll students so they can benefit from the power of deliberate practice in SmartMusic.
FREE
8 min
Scheduling and Grading Assignments
Scheduling and Grading Assignments
Learn how to schedule and grade basic assignments in 7 minute or less
FREE
7 min
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Tips for Scheduling and Grading Assignments
Tips for Scheduling and Grading Assignments
Learn how to schedule and grade basic assignments in 7 minute or less
FREE
7 min
Tips from Real Teachers: Katie Browne on Getting Started with SmartMusic
Tips from Real Teachers: Katie Browne on Getting Started with SmartMusic
Carlsbad Unified School District teacher Katie Browne gives tips from the trenches on how she uses SmartMusic
FREE
3 min
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Getting Started with SmartMusic
Getting Started with SmartMusic
Courses designed to get you up and running with SmartMusic in minutes
5 Courses
Features
Features
Check out videos on the individual features that make SmartMusic a great music education tool.
3 Courses
Quick Tips
Quick Tips
Short video courses that can help you tackle some of the most common SmartMusic setup and troubleshooting steps.
3 Courses
E-books
E-books
Compilations of articles from our blog on all things music education
11 Courses