Musicians Institute Launches Online Courses Taught by Music Legends


LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The acclaimed music education institution Musicians Institute, unveiled its online courses today, providing real-world, artist-driven, and authentic learning opportunities available to anyone—from anywhere. MI Online (MIO) is open to students around the world and includes exclusive online programs from jazz, blues, and rock guitar legend, Scott Henderson. Other courses include 'Intro to DJing' by Musicians Institute's Independent Artist and DJ Programs Chair, Charles Chemery, and foundational music courses 'Harmony and Theory Fundamentals' and 'Ear Training Fundamentals', with a larger, specialized catalog to come.


The 10 week courses, priced at $799, provide a mix of pre-recorded video lessons, weekly assignments, and Live Lectures that use 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. MIO's instructors, all of whom are accomplished musicians and Musicians Institute faculty, provide personalized feedback for students. The course content is all artist-driven, designed to help students gain real-world musical skills and training.

Students who achieve grades of 70% or above will then be awarded an MI Online Certificate of Accomplishment.

The launch courses 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 online DJ course for beginners, written by celebrated DJ, vocalist, and industry veteran Charlie Sputnik (aka Musicians Institute Program Chair, Charles Chemery).  

Harmony & Theory Fundamentals:
Master music fundamentals online with MI Online's Harmony and Theory Fundamentals course. In this online music theory course, presented by renowned songwriter Mark Cally, you will learn about basic symbols and notation, the musical alphabet, major scale construction, key signatures, triads and much more.

Ear Training Fundamentals:
Start your artistic journey with MI Online's Ear Training Fundamentals course. Throughout this online course, you will constantly and consistently train your ear to identify pitch, major scales, melodies and much more.

"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 at 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, whilst participating in courses that are designed and delivered by music legends."

Enrollment is open and available to students all around the world.

To try free video lessons and to enroll in MI Online's new online courses, click here: https://online.mi.edu/courses/

About MI Online
MI Online (MIO) provides cutting-edge online music tuition through 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 Hollywood 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. Find out more here: https://online.mi.edu/

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