i-Maestro : Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching for Music

Ng, Kia and Nesi, Paolo

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents a project called i-Maestro (www.i-maestro.org) which develops interactive multimedia environments for technology enhanced music education. The project explores novel solutions for music training in both theory and performance, building on recent innovations resulting from the development of computer and information technologies, by exploiting new pedagogical paradigms with cooperative and interactive self-learning environments, gesture interfaces, and augmented instruments. This paper discusses the general context along with the background and current developments of the project, together with an overview of the framework and discussions on a number of selected tools to support technology-enhanced music learning and teaching.