Chris has taught music students ages 3 through 87 in her private studio, at her own fine arts academy, and in public schools. She has also worked with students world-wide through the interactive music instruction software and online courses she has developed. Her desire to find the best ways to develop music sight-reading skills led her to purchase a computer and music theory software in 1980. Since then, she has been teaching teachers how to be more effective and efficient through the use of learning technologies. For 17 years, Chris designed and coordinated the MTNA National Symposium on Technology in Music. She is the author of the Musicware Piano and PianoWorks MIDI music teaching systems, the Master Musician Music Literacy Curriculum, and the MTNA Guide to Music Instruction Software--1st and 2nd editions. In 2006, she launched MusicLearningCommunity.com, a website that provides hundreds of learning games for music theory and aural skills that students play from the studio, school and at home.
"Christine Hermanson, a giant of multimedia music who began her work on education computer programs 18 years ago",
The New York Times, April, 1998
BMus (plus K-12 certification) – University of Michigan
MS Ed Instructional Technology/Instructional Design –Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Eric Hermanson – Senior software engineer – learning management system and business processes
Paul Hermanson – created Terry Treble, background photographs, game characters and graphic designs -- www.qualitydigitalartistry.com
Brian Hermanson – Audio engineer, game design consultant, tester and intro music composer
William Hermanson – Director
"My most reluctant practicer had to be pried away from the computer!"
Celia Nolan—Hull, MA
"I had kids jumping out of their seats, saying things like,"Mom, I want to play this when I get home!""
Robyn McLaughlin—Carmichael, CA