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Motivating student practising with Cadenza: FREE WEBINAR

You may have noticed that we’ve been working closely with a UK-based group of teachers called The Curious Piano Teachers. On January 12, they’re hosting a free webinar to introduce teachers to Cadenza. The webinar will feature examples of students and teachers using Cadenza, and will also address the nitty-gritty details of setting up teacher and Read More

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Angela Elster Receives Meritorious Service Decoration

On this past Thursday morning, June 23, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) to 52 recipients from various sectors across the country during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. One of the recipients was Angela Elster, who served on the Executive of the Music Tool Read More

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On the Learning Curve – Behind the Scenes

Like so many teachers, my year is marked and subdivided by memorable events – the first day back to regular teaching, Christmas break, and spring break. Since joining the Music Tool Suite team, I’ve added the annual “Wintergreen Camerata” gathering to that list. Whimsically nicknamed after the 16th-century “Florentine Camerata”, this August event is an Read More

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Bringing DREAM To ICEEPSY

We had the pleasure of presenting DREAM (Digital Resource Exchange About Music) at the International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology in Kyrenia, North Cyprus. Dr. Phillip Abrami and  Dr. Rena Upitis shared information about how DREAM was developed and about the tool itself, which allows users to browse various apps, websites, and recordings, as Read More

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iSCORE training sessions in Sherbrooke, Montreal, and Toronto

The professional development team for iSCORE has been conducting workshops in Toronto, Montreal, and Sherbrooke since the middle of September. Over 20 new teachers have been trained, and in yesterday’s session at the Cégep du Sherbrooke there were five students present for the training session as well. Anne Wade and Einat Idan from Concordia’s CSLP Read More

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CFMTA iSCORE Highlights

CFMTA wrapped up yesterday. Nearly 200 delegates attended, and iSCORE team members, Julia Brook and Joseph Ferretti (that’s Joe in the photo), presented a workshop to 40 delegates on iSCORE and on using mobile devices to support music teaching. Several attendees asked for copies of the handout: click here to download! Thanks, also, to the Read More

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iSCORE Teachers Meet in Person

On Friday, June 7, Remenyi Music provided us with a beautiful reception area to host a gathering of our iSCORE teachers, all of whom took part in the 2012-2013 research. What better place to meet than in a music store, surrounded by instruments and scores? On behalf of Queen’s, the RCM, and Concordia, thanks to Read More