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Focus on Sound Pro Named as Finalist for Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

November 2, 2018

Focus on Sound Pro has been named as a finalist for Outstanding Digital/ Technological Resource in the 2019 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence. Focus on Sound Pro tops the shortlist for awards honoring the best of the arts education sector; Ceremony will be held on 6 March at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair.

10 Ways to Reduce Music Tech Costs and Increase Functionality

Tiny budget and big ambitions? Make the most of a limited school budget by following these ten tips.

Ask the Expert Webinar

September 26, 2018 Find answers to your questions about incorporating music technology into the music classroom in this informative webinar, hosted by Jim Frankel.

MTT57: A Music Tech Life with James Frankel

Katie Wardrobe | May 29, 2018

Music Technology Teacher Podcast 

Dr. James Frankel, Director of MusicFirst and the Head of Digital Education for Music Sales Group, sits down with Katie Wardrobe from Midnight Music to discuss his career path in music education technology.

The Music Sales Group announces the sale of its printed music and retail divisions to Hal Leonard LLC

Global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group has today announced the sale of its physical and online printed music and Musicroom-branded retail businesses to Milwaukee-based worldwide music print publisher Hal Leonard LLC. ...

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MusicFirst is constantly improving and updating. Check out our most recent updates for the Online Classroom, Content offerings, and more!

MusicFirst is Growing!

We are excited to announce the addition of three new MusicFirst team members: Roger Williams, Director of Sales and Marketing; Zachary Jackson, Administrative Services Manager; and Joanna Huang, Asia/Pacific Regions Accounts Manager.

MusicFirst Junior™

MusicFirst Junior™ is an amazing new Teaching System for Elementary Music Education. Ideal for both teacher - led and independent student use, it’s also perfect for flipped classrooms and cross-arts learning.

Announcing the MusicFirst iOS Student App

We are very proud to release the MusicFirst Student App. The app allows students who are subscribed to the MusicFirst Online Classroom to view and complete tasks assigned to them by their teachers, using an iPhone or iPad.

Introducing PracticeFirst

MusicFirst announces an exciting partnership with MatchmySound™ to create PracticeFirst™, an affordable, online practice and assessment tool offering innovative features. Accessible from any internet-enabled device, PracticeFirst allows students to practise anytime, anywhere, with instant feedback and flexibility that has never been seen before.

Assessing Your Music Students in the Cloud

Music teachers have been assessing their students since people first starting teaching others how to make music. It is a part of our every day existence. Music teachers correct student mistakes, give advice, and instruct their students about all facets of music making, music fundamentals, and music history in performance ensemble, general music class, music theory and ear training exercises, or in individual vocal and instrumental lessons. Due to the ever increasing importance being placed on quantitative assessment and the need to show student progress, it has never been more crucial to music educators to have tools in place that can help them assess their students, and keep an accurate record of their progress throughout the school year. With the number of students music teachers teach per year, this task can be extremely time consuming and difficult. At MusicFirst, we know how crucial assessment is - especially in this age of standardised testing - and we are happy to report to you that the each of the products we sell can help you implement broad-based school-wide assessment for your music students and your music program.