Who Are We?

We are an
international community of professional music instructors dedicated to providing our musicians-in-training with exceptional sequential instruction, guiding them into a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

Christine D. Hermanson
founder and director


Bachelor of Music
(plus K-12 Certification)

Master of Science in Education
Instructional Technology


"Christine Hermanson, a giant of multimedia music who began her work on education computer programs 18 years ago,"
- The New York Times, April 1998

Professionally, Christine. . .

· Has taught music students ages 3 through 87 in public schools, in her own fine arts academy, and world-wide through the interactive music instruction software and Internet-based courses she has developed.


· Is the author of: the ten interactive, multimedia, MIDI music teaching systems that comprise the Musicware PIANO Series; the Alfred Adult Piano Course for Windows Level I and Level II; Musicware SING!; The Master Musician Music Literacy Curriculum; the 1990 DOS-based PianoWorks I and II MIDI piano teaching system; the MTNA Guide to Music Instruction Software, 1st and 2nd Editions; and is featured in the college textbook, Experiencing Music Technology by David Williams and Peter Webster (Schirmer). (1990-1998)

· Served as instructional technology consultant to public school districts and university music faculty throughout the USA. Served as guest instructor for numerous universities, teaching masters-level seminars in music technology since 1985. Served as the Technology Coordinator for MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and designed, organized and conducted the week-long MTNA National Symposium on Technology in Music from 1988-2003.

· Developed a comprehensive music curriculum and 10 interactive, web-delivered courses for K-12, and taught 100 students (from as far away as Greece) from her home in St. Louis, MO, while she was on the faculty of the Internet Academy, Seattle, WA (1998-2000).  Created a web-delivered course entitled “Connecting to Music” for The Principia Middle School (1999)

· Worked as Mentor/Coach for the Bill and Melinda Gates Learning Foundation, Model Secondary Schools Project assigned to the Detroit Public Schools planning team as they designed and implemented a new small high school with a technology focus.  Also worked on school reform issues and program development for the Foundation, as they funded and designed new small technology high schools for under-served students in large metropolitan cities in the US. (2000-2001)

·Created a multimedia CD and web-based training course for an innovative business development process, and provided face-to-face training and coaching to management, marketing, scientists, and technical professionals for a multinational Fortune 500 corporation.  (1999-2002)

· Served as Director of Curriculum Development for a company in Newfoundland, working to create the first live online private piano lesson system.

· Designed a DVD and web-based multimedia piano course for Yamaha portable keyboards, which combines full-motion video, animated computer graphics, printed songbook, and interactive fully-orchestrated MIDI play-along accompaniments. Continues to serve as consultant for Internet-based development projects. (2003-2005)

Formal Education:

BMus with Distinction (K-12 Certification): University of Michigan
MSEd Instructional Technology/Instructional Design: Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

Christine Hermanson




Created by Christine Hermanson as an outgrowth of her final project for her Master of Science in Education (Instructional Technology) degree, MusicLearning Community.com was launched in March, 2005

Her goal for the project was to help fill the need for engaging, web-based multimedia music learning activities for music students in the beginning through intermediate levels.