NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ArtistWorks today announced initial steps into the B2B market by making its engaging video courses available to members of Blackboard’s newest learning environment, Blackboard Learn™ as well as Recorded Books’ Digital Gateway. ArtistWorks’ pilot partner in the higher education realm is Carnegie Mellon University. Content release on Canvas/Instructure and D2L platforms will be completed this month.
The ArtistWorks library offerings account for 30 online music courses featuring thousands of hours of video instruction, with plans to record 8-10 new courses yearly. Jazz saxophone (Eric Marienthal) and multi-style cello (Mike Block) release in August, with jazz piano (George Whitty) and country guitar (Guthrie Trapp) in September and October. Each library is taught by a world-renowned musician, who recorded complete, progressive lessons offering top-quality musical instruction ranging from fundamentals to advanced and mastery skills.
“The addition of ArtistWorks to the Blackboard Partner Cloud introduces music instruction to Blackboard Learn™ educators and students for the first time,” said Jim Hermens, Vice President of Business Development at Blackboard. “This integration provides nationwide access to music instructors of the highest caliber through a single-sign-on within Blackboard Learn.”
“With these integrations, members are able to study musical genres ranging from classical to jazz to rock and bluegrass entirely online. Our outstanding libraries and innovative learning platform meet the important needs of online music students and teachers,” said Patricia Butler, CEO of ArtistWorks.
RB Digital is the largest independent provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. ArtistWorks offers its robust beginner and intermediate lesson libraries to members of the RB Digital system.
A pioneer in online music instruction, ArtistWorks’ sought after virtuosos "Teach the World" with an optimized online learning experience. ArtistWorks developed several “curation” and collaboration tools accompanied by video transcription search that allows customized learning that caters to the personal needs of the online learner.
ArtistWorks also offers music instruction on its patented Video Exchange® learning platform, providing consumers the ability to submit videos of themselves playing, and receive subsequent video feedback from their teacher (premium option for LMS customers).
Learn More: artistworks.com/LMS