4 themes, 73 chapters, 2,237 activities & 220 sound files covering Music curriculum for 7th and 8th grades
iTooch Music is a comprehensive, interactive application to enhance or supplement the middle school music curriculum. The app addresses the National Standards for Music Education in reading, listening, evaluating, and understanding music and covers four major themes:
Cultures and Styles
Loaded with thousands of questions, apps cover official educational curricula & comply with Common Core State Standards.
This app creates great game dynamics and incentives, so that the user always wants to progress further in the application.
Apps embed a blackboard and a calculator for students to write and calculate directly on the screen without having to leave the app.
A lesson summary is attached to each chapter, to underline the core concepts students should know to answer questions.
Move instantly from one screen to the next. Stop waiting for information to load from a server: bandwidth is no longer an issue.
Apps automatically sync in the background in order to load new activities whenever an Internet connection is available.
Are you a school representative who would like to buy iTooch Music for your entire organization? Good news! iTooch Music is eligible for the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Educational Institutions. We will offer you special pricing for purchases of 20 apps or more. For more information about the Volume Purchase Program, you can consult Apple’s website. Have questions in mind? Feel free to contact us.
Amanda Roeder is a public school music teacher and freelance musician living in Salem, Massachusetts. For eleven years she has served as the Director of Choral Music at Marblehead High School, where she oversees an extensive choral program and developed curriculum for seven new music classes. She serves as an advisor to the Tri-M music honor society and music directs the annual high school musical. Her a cappella groups have earned national recognition for their competitive performances and recorded work. She is also an instructor for the VHS Collaborative, a pioneer in online education for high school students worldwide.
Ms. Roeder is an avid traveler and shares this love with students through American Music Abroad, a program that organize tours of western Europe for high school musicians. As a freelance musician, she has performed in pit orchestras for school and community theatre productions throughout the Boston area. She also maintains a small private studio, offering lessons in piano, flute, and voice.
Ms. Roeder has served on the executive boards of the Contemporary A Cappella Society and the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. She is an adjudicator for the Harmony Sweepstakes and Varsity Vocals a cappella tournaments. She holds degrees in music education from Gordon College and the University of Massachusetts.
Patrick R. O’Connor began teaching music in Township High School District 214 (Illinois) in 2005 after graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington) with a degree in Music Education. Under Mr. O’Connor’s direction, Prospect High School’s ensembles have received recognition for performances nationally and internationally, including selection to perform at the Illinois Music Educator’s All-State Conference on three occasions, and the London New Years Gala Concerts twice. Notably, Prospect’s Music Department has been recognized as five-time Grammy Foundation Signature School Finalists, including a Grammy Foundation “Signature School Gold Award” in 2012. In addition to Mr. O’Connor’s duties at Prospect, he teaches music at John Hersey and Wheeling High Schools, and is the Director of the District 214 Honors Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of the most talented music students from District 214’s six high schools: Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Hersey, Prospect, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling.
During his tenure, Mr. O’Connor has been an involved member of the educational community as a Fine and Performing Arts and Arts Unlimited Coordinator, as well as a member of the Social and Emotional Learning, Staff Development, and Endowment for the Performing Arts Committees at Prospect High School. In recognition of his efforts in education and music, Mr. O’Connor received the Township High School District 214 “Outstanding Commitment to Education Award” in 2007, and has been selected to participate in the “Emerging Artists Program” at the Rose City International Conducting Institute on two occasions.
Currently, Mr. O’Connor is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. His professional affiliations include the Illinois Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, The Conductor’s Guild, American String Teachers Association, and the Jazz Educator’s Network.