Jeff Buckridge directs the General Music program at the Doherty Middle School in Andover, MA. Besides being a well-known and accomplished guitarist in the New England area, Jeff is also an experienced music educator. His classes include General Music for all students, Intro to Guitar and Electronic Music as elective courses. SONAR Home Studio is used in the classroom to teach the basics of music and composition to his General Music students.
Students learn about rhythm, melody, chords and song forms and SONAR Home Studio is a key component to the curriculum because it allows for hands on learning. The Track View is invaluable for showing song forms in a visible format and the Notation View helps Jeff to demonstrate how key signatures, time signatures and rhythm works.
Key concepts are demonstrated with project files that students can use as a starting point or play along to.