LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The prestigious Musicians Institute, established in Los Angeles in 1977 and built on the idea that musicians should teach and learn from other musicians, is launching online courses for the first time in its history on July 17. Enrollment is now open to students around the world for MI Online (MIO's) exclusive online courses, which include jazz, blues and rock guitar legend Scott Henderson's 'Approach to Guitar Improvisation' course. Other courses include an 'Intro to DJing', 'Harmony and Theory Fundamentals' and 'Ear Training Fundamentals', with a growing catalog in the coming months.
The 10-week courses, each priced at $799, will provide a mix of pre-recorded video lessons, weekly assignments and Live Lectures using innovative streaming technology, all online. With small-sized classes capped at 20 students, MI Online's highly interactive, feature-rich Learning Management System (LMS) allows students to engage in discussions and lectures with their classmates and instructors. Students will receive personalized feedback directly from their instructors, all of whom are accomplished musicians and Musicians Institute faculty. The course content is fully artist-driven, designed to help students gain real-world musical skills and training.
Available courses and their focus areas include:
- Scott Henderson's Approach to Guitar Improvisation: Learn guitar improvisation techniques online and become a better artist with jazz, rock and blues guitar legend Scott Henderson. Explore how to apply diatonic scales, Scott's approaches to fretboard organization and much more.
- Intro to DJing: Become an artist, fuel your love of music and learn how to develop your DJing skills with MI Online's DJ course for beginners, written by celebrated DJ and industry veteran Charlie Sputnik.
- Harmony and Theory Fundamentals: Master music fundamentals with MI Online's Harmony and Theory Fundamentals course. In this music theory course, presented by jazz guitarists Mark Cally, you will learn material like basic symbols and notation, the musical alphabet, major scale construction, key signatures, triads and more.
- Ear training Fundamentals: Start your artistic journey with MI Online's Ear Training Fundamentals course. Throughout this course, you will constantly and consistently train your ear to identify pitch, major scales, melodies and other elements.
Inside MI Online's virtual classrooms, students will be required to record themselves performing for assignments and/or complete quizzes. The instructor will then review their work and provide feedback. Students who achieve grades of 70% or above will then be awarded an MI Online Certificate of Accomplishment.
"MI Online makes it simple and accessible for anyone, anywhere – even at home in your underwear – to learn different musical areas and techniques through cutting-edge music tuition online," said Donny Gruendler, president of Musicians Institute. "For nearly 40 years, MI has proudly welcomed new musicians and creative entrepreneurs into our community, and we're excited about this next stage in our journey. As a member of the MI Online collective, students will join a dynamic worldwide community that fosters endless opportunities, while participating in courses that are designed and delivered by real music legends."
For a free sample of MI Online's lesson content and to find out more about the courses, please visit the following URLs:
Scott Henderson's Approach to Guitar Improvisation:
Intro to DJing:
Harmony and Theory Fundamentals:
Ear Training Fundamentals:
About MI Online
MI Online (MIO) provides cutting-edge online music tuition, offering numerous courses that are designed and delivered by music legends. MIO is the online content provider of Musicians Institute (MI), the renowned College of Contemporary Music founded in the heart of Los Angeles in 1977 and built on the idea that musicians should teach and learn from other musicians in a creative, collaborative and supportive environment. With this rich history of music education, MI Online is the web-enabled extension of these core philosophies. MI Online offers access to Musicians Institute's acclaimed curriculum and supportive, interactive course content to anyone – anywhere in the world.
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SOURCE Musicians Institute Online