Mr. Mike Haigh

Jr./Sr. Music Teacher


I am a veteran music teacher of 28 years. I am so excited to see the amazing technology available to today’s student and teacher. I believe that our potential to reach “every” student has never been more possible!


August 6, 2014

Sounds like Edshelf? I am already too invested here to try this one… and I have only been a member here for a couple of weeks. By the way the site is not .com as linked on the “get this tool” link above. Good luck

August 6, 2014

I agree with Lisa Burns the screenshot idea is a great workaround to not being able to generate reports. The website (not promoted here) also works well on the Chromebook. I use this site especially with my Piano class at my school as a way for students to practice their note recognition and keyboard note names. We have mini competitions to see who can name the most notes or keys in a set period of time! If you use the website, I would recommend that you voluntarily make a donation! It is a very powerful “free” resource for music theory instruction.

July 25, 2014

SmartMusic is a product of Makemusic, Inc. It is an outstanding tool for music instruction, practice, and music teacher classroom management. The features are always being updated and improved with the most cutting edge music technology. The only stumbling block for people may be that it is subscription based. I use it with some practice room subscriptions. $44.00/year To send and manage “assignments” a Teacher subscription is required $140.00/year, but worth “every dollar.” Students Subscriptions give the student full access to any device with the SmartMusic software or iPad app installed. $40.00/year

Just this past year an iPad app was released and with the coordination of Finale (music notation software) this program is infinitely powerful.

If you are looking for a music tool that will give you “performance data,” this is the ticket!