How to use Classroom Maestro

How to display what piano keys and chords you are playing on a computer screen

In this course, George Litterst and Shana Kirk from TimeWarp Technologies teach us how to use the software Classroom Maestro to display what we are playing on a screen. Many find this helpful when teaching groups or when teaching online.

Course outline

  1. Note Spelling
  2. Clefs
  3. Without MIDI

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How to use Classroom Maestro was created by

George Litterst & Shana Kirk

Professional Music Educators and Technology Consultants from TimeWarp Technologies

George Litterst is a nationally known music educator, clinician, author, performer, and music software developer. A classically-trained pianist, he completed his undergraduate work in music at Vassar College and subsequently earned his Master’s Degree in piano at the New England Conservatory where he taught as a member of the Preparatory School faculty for 22 years. In addition to performing on acoustic pianos, George is a MIDI musician. He works extensively with the high-tech Disklavier and Spirio pianos and other MIDI instruments in his teaching, performing, and other professional activities, including music software development. George lives with his wife, Helen, in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Shana Kirk is a pianist, teacher, technology consultant, and arts advocate. Her work draws from a wide range of experiences in music, education, and technology. With BA and MM degrees from Lipscomb University and the University of Denver, respectively, Shana Kirk has taught piano in both private and group settings. Her teaching embraces modern technologies for learning and motivation. Mrs. Kirk is known for her innovative work applying modern music technologies to music education and performance. She has created a variety of materials for TimeWarp and is known to TimeWarp customers for her support of the products.

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Course Overview

In this course, George Litterst and Shana Kirk from TimeWarp Technologies teach us how to use the software Classroom Maestro to display what we are playing on a screen. Many find this helpful when teaching groups or when teaching online.

What is Classroom Maestro?

Use a MIDI keyboard and Classroom Maestro to display instantly:
  • single notes
  • intervals
  • chords
  • chord progressions
  • scales
  • keyboard hand positions
Play notes on your MIDI keyboard and Classroom Maestro does the rest-—with perfect formatting and musical intelligence—including optional analysis! Classroom Maestro is your intelligent, musical servant who understands what key you are in and who knows how to spell notes correctly on the staff, using your choice of grand staff, treble clef, bass clef, or any of the five C clefs.

Where can you find Classroom Maestro?

Click here to visit the Classroom Maestro official website.   


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