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Finale Notation Software
PrintMusic Notation Software
SmartMusic Studio Intelligent Accompaniment Software

INDIVIDUALIZED or IN-SERVICE hands-on training/workshops for schools, music faculty, church musicians, piano teachers, music students or anyone interested in learning these music software programs. Basic computer skills required.

Finale or PrintMusic: Learn how to put your music compositions in print (with or without a MIDI keyboard), add lyrics and chord symbols, play back to hear what they sound like, transpose to any key, extract instrumental parts, create worksheets, burn to an audio CD and learn how to make your own SmartMusic accompaniments.

SmartMusic Studio: Improve your performance skills with this interactive accompaniment system for musicians of all levels. Choose from over 20,000 accompaniments including beginning elementary band/string methods (with assessment), classical instrumental solos, skill-building exercises, vocal art songs, jazz and Broadway show tunes. Transpose to any key, change tempo. Use Intelligent Accompaniment feature to follow you like a real accompanist. Record yourself for instant feedback. Burn to an audio CD. Learn how to create your own SmartMusic accompaniments with Finale.

... Or schedule a help session to answer your questions.

If you are interested in workshops that offer graduate credit, check out Workshops & Presentations

MAVIS KALLESTAD, Instructor, is a free-lance piano accompanist, Finale music engraver and music software trainer in the Twin Cities area. She has a B.S. Composite (Vocal & Instrumental) Degree in Music Education from Dickinson State University. She is a former private piano teacher, has created rehearsal recordings for the Minnesota All State Choirs and has done music engraving for numerous composers and arrangers including Stephen Paulus. For the past 8 years, Mavis has taught Finale and PrintMusic workshops at AABACA to over 700 music educators, professional and community musicians (graduate credit offered through Hamline University).

LOCATION: To Be Determined (flexible)

CONTACT: Mavis Kallestad, Wayzata, Minnesota 55391

PHONE: 952-475-2894

EMAIL: Mavis Kallestad


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