Teaching music theory online just got a burst of fun and colour from Sproutbeat, a digital theory app.
Our guests today are Eik Mar and James Laughlin, founders of Sproutbeat, which has full-colour digital theory worksheets and games you can use on a tablet for teaching – without any printing or storing messy papers!
Whether you teach online or offline, Sproutbeat’s worksheets and games will truly benefit you and your student.
In this episode, Eik and James share the beginnings of Sproutbeat and how it evolved to where it is today. We also talk about Sproutbeat – what it is, how it works, the benefits of using the product, and so much more.
If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.
Eik Mar, Sproutbeat co-founder, is a classically trained pianist, author and music educator who has been teaching small children to play the piano for about 20 years. She’s always believed that if she could make music education more engaging for her students, they would learn faster and retain more information, thus, providing the inspiration for SproutBeat.
James Laughlin is co-founder of SproutBeat and a web developer and entrepreneur. He’s a people person who is constantly developing new ideas for online services to make life easier and bring people together.
In conclusion, there are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine. Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run.
Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons!
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Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.
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