D’Addario Goes To School With The Lesson Room
An Online Hub For Both Students & Teachers With Private Teacher Directory and Over 1,500 Educational Resources Including Videos, Lessons, Interviews, and Interactive Tools.
D'Addario recently launched http://www.theLessonroom.com, a new education-based website focusing on bringing together music teachers and students while providing a wealth of accessible resources that speak to each group. The site includes over 1,500 educational resources spanning from videos, lessons, artist and tech interviews provided by various partners including Percussive Arts Society (PAS), Shure, Joel Rothman, Workship Live, Alfred, BerkleeMusic.com. Additional partners including the Alliance of Independent Music Merchants (AIMM) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) have provided support.
On theLessonroom.com, users will also find articles that span topics including gear and technology, business and career, technique and rehearsal tips. Also available are music notation, interactive music games and tools, as well as performance and care topics by instrument. Additionally, the site houses a teacher directory for students to search by instrument, location, and other criteria. Educator forums allow teachers to connect with each other and discuss an array of music education topics.
theLessonroom.com will also make available to its users etudes, exercises, and musical selections can be used as teaching tools for numerous instruments. There are interactive music games and tools focusing on subjects like note reading, clefs, key signatures, rhythm, pitches, scales, intervals, ear training, and fingerings. Also included are an online metronome, online tuner, and organizational tools for teachers and students.
D'Addario, which makes Evans drumheads, HQ practice pads, Rico reeds, D'Addario strings and other accessories, has long been active in education. Jim Bailey, the company's education relations manager says, “At D’Addario, music education and community development have been - and continue to be - some of our biggest priorities. theLessonroom.com was conceived to satisfy the need for one outlet that both music educators and aspiring students can access quickly to find the information and resources they need. We’re very proud of theLessonroom.com’s debut and of the information and resources that it offers both teachers and students.”