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Free Access to SmartMusic Offered to Schools Affected by COVID-19 Closures

Christian Wissmuller • Supplier Scene • March 18, 2020

Alfred Music and MakeMusic, both part of Peaksware Holdings, LLC portfolio of companies, announces the offering of free Premium access to SmartMusic through June 30, 2020 to schools impacted by COVID-19 closures. Schools with current web-based subscriptions can also add to their educator and student seats to accommodate all students remotely.

With so many schools around the world making plans for distant learning instruction during COVID-19 closures, the last thing that Alfred Music and MakeMusic want is for teachers to have to be burdened with the extra stress that comes with a disruption to their classes. “What our communities are dealing with right now is obviously an extraordinary situation. We feel it is our obligation to offer help through our platform and educational content to those that help our communities every day as they navigate this new remote learning environment,” said Johann Gouws, SVP, Global Marketing & Sales.

To sign up for this free SmartMusic access for the rest of the school year, teachers—not students—should fill out this form and specify their needs, including country, email address, and the number of teachers and students requiring access. The school will then be set up with a SmartMusic platform which will allow educators to invite their students to join a class at the Premium Access level through the use of a class code—this means they will be able to receive and submit assignments teachers send them, get instant feedback on their performance, as well as explore the full SmartMusic library of content from over 400 publishers.

For those not familiar with SmartMusic, student privacy is protected, is COPPA, FERPA, CCPA, and GDPR compliant, and is suitable for band, orchestra, and choir students of all ages. For more information, to access free training resources and access a list of upcoming remote teaching webinars, please visit smartmusic.com

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