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iPAS Overview

There is no substitute for a live teacher interacting with a student - but wouldn't it be great to have an assistant telling your students which notes were right and helping them play in tune while making sure they hold their notes for the proper duration?

You can't be with your students every time they practice, but with our iPAS software, Interactive Practice and Assessment System, you can be sure their practice will be more productive.

The iPAS Practice and Assessment software fills this void by evaluating a student's performance based on the accuracy of notes, rhythm and intonation.

The benefits to using iPAS in your music education program include:

  1. Inspires students to practice with video game-like interactivity and goal achievement
  2. Provides your student with immediate feedback regarding their performance
  3. Provides you with an assessment tool for your program iPAS is included in the Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method and Recorder Excellence

Using iPAS is simple:

  1. Your student loads the software from the Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method and Recorder Excellence student books onto a computer.
  2. Your student listens to the assigned exercise or musical passage and then plays that assignment into a microphone.
  3. The software immediately evaluates the performance with an assigned score. (The student may repeat the performance until a satisfactory score is achieved.)
  4. The performance and results may be emailed to the student's teacher for grading, or to family or friends for sharing!