The following is a press release published on August 29, 2005:
WorkshopLive Passes Midway Point to October Launch,
Recording 300 Guitar and Keyboard Lessons for Online Learning
Announces Content Sharing Partnership with Alfred Publishing
For Instructional Videos from Warner Brothers Catalog
PITTSFIELD, Mass., August 29, 2005 – WorkshopLive today announced completion of more than 300 video lessons for guitar and keyboard, passing the halfway milestone for the October launch of the online learning company. The new video studio in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has been hosting musicians and recording their lessons since opening in June.
WorkshopLive is a unique educational platform that delivers personalized and completely individualized music lessons through a broadband Internet connection. Its patent-pending technology determines how each student learns best, then delivers the teaching options, lessons and learning environment that best suits the student’s needs.
Some 600 guitar and keyboard lessons will become available to subscribers of the revolutionary Internet learning system in October. In advance of the company’s highly-anticipated debut, sample lessons will be posted at www.WorkshopLive.com in coming days.
Among the first lessons or courses concluded are those from performers/bestselling authors Susan Mazer [Guitar for the Absolute Beginner] and Jody Fisher [The Complete Jazz Guitar Method, etc.], guitarist/singer-songwriter Matt Smith [Matt Smith Chop Shop for Guitar] and keyboardist Amy Rosser [Max Keyboard].
The company also announced a content sharing partnership with Alfred Publishing, which earlier this year acquired the Warner Bros. Publications catalog of instructional videos and DVDs. Under the arrangement with Alfred, WorkshopLive can include instructional content from major artists like BB King, Joe Pass, and Chick Corea as part of WorkshopLive’s Master Seminar series.
For further instructional value, WorkshopLive will also offer direct links to Alfred for access to and purchases from that company’s extensive catalog. With offices in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Singapore and Australia, and a roster of renowned authors and composers, Alfred Publishing is a global operation with more than 80 years of uninterrupted growth.
WorkshopLive produces the most dynamic and engaging music instruction content on the Web today. Its patent-pending technology delivers the first truly interactive learning experience of its type, with visual and auditory elements that change to suit the preferences and abilities of the student. WorkshopLive incorporates more than 20 years of music education curricula to create hundreds of lessons for specific styles of music and a variety of instruments. Other divisions include Workshop Arts Publications and summer learning camps operated at 28 locations around the country, the National Guitar Workshop and DayJams. The privately funded company is based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Additional information is available at 413-358-9606, and www.WorkshopLive.com.
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