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Alfred Music and MakeMusic, creators of SmartMusic, are fully dedicated to supporting music educators. As fall plans are still being determined, both companies are committed to providing a broad range of content and essential tools to assist with planning for the unknown.

The newly-developed Educator Toolkit includes resources on funding for classrooms, proposals for presenting to administrators and parents, music education advocacy, teaching remotely, purchasing SmartMusic and more, making it a one stop shop for educators.

Some key features of the Educator Toolkit are: presentation for administration, a pre-made slide deck to help convince administrators that SmartMusic is the perfect tool for classroom and students; funding information, which includes government grant information and budget and fundraising tips; remote teaching tools, such as ideas, articles, and podcasts to support the ongoing evolution of remote teaching; and advocacy resources, such as information from music education organizations and articles to support the fact that music education matters.

The Educator Toolkit can be found at smartmusic.com/educator-resources/toolkit. Resources will be added and updated as more plans are revealed for back to school.



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