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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

Making Even More of Music

Technology helps you make more of skills based music making in the classroom 

It is widely recognised that learning to play an instrument has huge musical and educational benefits for students, although providing every child with the opportunity to do so remains one of the greatest challenges in music education.

As Ofsted reported in 2009:

“The provision for music was good or outstanding in around half the schools visited. However, the quality and range of the provision for music varied too much. While  many pupils were benefiting considerably, others were missing out.”

There is much that is more than good in music education in the UK, but Ofsted’s  findings included concerns around; assessment, progress and progression, quality, duration of Study, KS4 and under use of ICT. We have mapped Gigajam’s main benefits and features against those areas in a short online which can be viewed online.

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 affordable.  Gigajam is just £1 per pupil per annum, but see what other special deals are available.

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.