CYPRESS, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - Computer Explorers, a national child technology education franchise, formed a national partnership with The Music Producer Software to teach kids how to compose original music using computers.
Students will begin creating compositions in Computer Explorers classes beginning this fall, and in return will share their songs on social media networks with friends and families.
"Adding music creation to our computer classes for children creates an excellent opportunity to help students perform better in the classroom," said Deb Evans, President of Computer Explorers. "Whenever we can use technology in the classroom to spark creativity and make core subjects fun, children gain confidence and momentum in their learning."
The Music Producer software is a music creation tool that anyone with a PC can use. Students can sample existing music, add background instruments and vocals, set the beat and add their own voices. Best of all, no prior musical experience is required.
"We're excited about the reach of Computer Explorers," said Whitney Belker, CEO of The Music Producer. "Our goal with The Music Producer is to engage as many young people as we can and inspire them to express their creativity. Creating music boosts self-esteem for students. This improves test scores, increases focus and even drives attendance for at-risk students. Adding our software to the Computer Explorers curriculum will help a large number of students for a long time to come."
Computer Explorers teaches over 33,000 children a week and offers a variety of education programs for schools, after-school programs, recreation centers, day-care centers and summer camp programs through its network of over 70 franchise partners. Students learn to blog, make digital movies, program Lego robots and use computers to reinforce core math, science and reading subjects.
In all cases, Computer Explorers strives to make learning fun so students develop a hunger for learning.
"Our mission is to improve academics though creative uses of technology in the classroom," said Evans. "Our new relationship with The Music Producer is the latest step in our 25 year journey to help children learn. We can't wait to hear the amazing songs our students create this fall."