Korg USA’s SoundTree Education Division Expands
Korg USA’s Education Division, consisting of SoundTree, the SoundTree Institute, and SoundTree.com, is expanding in multiple areas that aim to provide music educators of all types with a variety of products and services to enhance their curriculum and personal development.
Founded in 1995, SoundTree is a leading provider of products and turnkey learning systems for music education. They provided advice, sales, installation and support to music educators and learning institutions. In 2011, SoundTree launched the SoundTree Institute, the first-ever online school for music educators. It offers affordable, convenient and effective training for educators across the U.S. to meet their state’s professional development requirements.
Today (September 14) marks the launch of a new initiative, the “NAfME Learning Network powered by SoundTree,” which is the result of an alliance with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME, formerly MENC). The NAfME Learning Network is available to educators via an annual subscription; NAfME members will be able to subscribe at a discounted rate.
With this subscription, educators will receive access to high-quality, online professional development with the opportunity to receive continuing education credits at a fraction of the cost offered by traditional learning systems––all from the comfort of their own homes. Not just limited to offerings for music technology educators, the NAfME Learning Network offers online courses, live webinars, lesson plans, and more to music educators of all types, with course topics ranging from Band & Orchestral all the way to music technology and digital audio recording. For more information or a tour, visit http://institute.soundtree.com/nafme .
SoundTree has also begun offering Korg-branded educational products, such as the GEC3 (3rd generation of Korg’s Group Education Controller) through a network of VARS (value-added resellers) throughout the U.S. SoundTree will continue to be an authorized re-seller of third party music education products via both direct sale and SoundTree.com, with after-purchase support available via SoundTree.com.