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Gigajam & Casio Music Class @BETT Show 2012

Brian Greene was a guest presenter for CASIO Music Class at the British Education Teaching with Technology (BETT) show last week at Olympia, London.

Brian was demonstrating Gigajam with CASIO’s new range of keyboards which are ideal for schools.

The keyboards on show included the CASIO CTK3000, which has 61 touch sensitive keys, GM soundset, great sounds, plug and play USB Connectivity, built in speakers and audio out socket, as well as the incredibly useful audio in, which allows sound from PC’s to be mixed into the keyboard – this means you can mix sound from the video and narration contained in Gigajam lessons and monitor through the keyboard!

The CTK3000 is priced for schools as well at just £99, so provides huge benefits over controller keyboards.

The Digital Pianos and full range of CASIO keyboards are all compatible with Gigajam and support the brand of interactive learning that helps students benefit from continual, formative and summative assessment at the heart of Gigajam’s VLE http://gigajamvle.com

For more information about Gigajam’s interactive instrumental lessons and Casio keyboards for schools please contact Brian Greene

E: brian.greene@gigajam.com | T: 01494 534880 | M: 07976 208859

Developing Essential Music Skills in the Classroom

Technology makes instrumental learning in the classroom possible

It may not be specified in the National Curriculum that students should learn how to play a musical instrument but few would disagree that, if possible, it would help students engage more deeply in music making.

Noise, space, equipment and specialist knowledge are some of the key reasons why teaching instrumental skills in class has been so difficult historically.

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Technology, though, can play a huge role in supporting the classroom teacher make instrumental learning in class possible, easy and fun. Gigajam was designed to be delivered so that pupils could experience what it is like to learn one to one, whilst in a class group. It also encourages students to come together and play and perform live, as well as equip them with the skills they need to compose and record.

See Gigajam in action here

Gigajam would like all children to have the chance to learn to play a musical instrument and we have a licensing model and special deals that will
make Gigajam even more affordable. Gigajam is just £1 per pupil per annum, but see what other special deals are available here

Ideal for years KS2 (Y6), KS3 (Y7, Y8, Y9) and KS4 (Y10, Y11). Gigajam is also being used as enrichment for 6th form colleges.

For more information, or if you have any questions visit our website or give us a call on 01494 534880. You can also email any questions directly to brian.greene@gigajam.com