Music Education

TrueFire Studios Extends Free Music Education Program to K–12 Students Without Access

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting disruption in millions of K–12 students’ music education, TrueFire Studios is now offering 90 days free through its two online platforms: TrueFire and JamPlay. The K–12 Assistance Program is open to all schools and education programs disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

TrueFire is an online guitar education platform that provides more than 600 courses and more than 40,000 interactive lessons covering a wide variety of genres, styles and skill levels. The courses are designed for self-paced study, and 1-on-1 instruction is also available. The platform has some 600 educators around the world. Other features include:

  • 1080p video;

  • Tablature and notation;

  • A progress tracker;

  • Slow-motion viewing;

  • Looping of sections of each lesson;

  • Metronome;

  • Tuner;

  • Chord diagrams;

  • Scale charts;

  • Fretboard diagrams;

  • A blog, journal and student forum;

TrueFire Studios Extends Free Music Education Program to K–12 Students Without Access

JamPlay offers more than 450 courses and 6,400 lessons. JamPlay also offers weekly live lessons in 1080p, providing tabs and guided homework, instructor interaction and video call-in capabilities. Live daily Q&A with instructors are also featured on JamPlay, with live help, ope mics and webcam-to-webcam capabilities.

truefire and jamplay free for covid-19 affected schools

Further information and an application for the TrueFire/JamPlay K–12 Assistance Program can be found here.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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