The Phoenixville HS band program actively uses SmartMusic as an assessment tool for creating musical success.
What is it?
SmartMusic is an interactive software that allows teachers the ability to listen to their students and give instant feedback. Professionally recorded backing tracks are available for students to utilize as well. There are many tools built into the program for the students to utilize in their practice session. In addition to whatever is assigned, students can then access THOUSANDS of other pieces of music that they can practice with – and perform with as well!
There are two options for students to use this powerful program. We have a few iPads set up at school for students to record themselves on – they can use them at any time.
The better way – and more effective – is to purchase a yearly subscription for the software for their home computer. It is $40/year – just a bit more than (1) private lesson with an instructor in the area. For what you receive, it is one of the best investments you can make!
Regardless of how you choose to use the program, every student MUST have an account (that part is free!). If you had an account last year, you do not need to create a new one – it will automatically roll over.
New students – it’s very simple:
STEP 2: REGISTER FOR OUR BANDS. Search for Phoenixville School District, and then High School.