Michelle Moog-Koussa visits Apple Store SoHo in NYC to discuss SoundSchool innovations in teaching the science of sound


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Images from our June 3 appearance at the Apple Store SoHo (NYC) for “Noting the New Music Classroom”: A discussion with our Executive Director, Michelle Moog-Koussa, sharing Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool‘s pioneering multi-sensory approach to teaching the science of sound using an interactive curriculum of music and technology.

Photos: Rob Davidson Photography. Thanks to Sandra Jordan for facilitating the event!

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Michelle shares Bob’s connection with New York City, and later his connection to Ithaca, New York, where he obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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Michelle with facilitator Sandra Jordan, with a photo of the 1964 prototype of the Moog synthesizer (at that time called the Portable Electronic Music System) behind them.
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Talking to NYC supporters of the Bob Moog Foundation
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Images of Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool students in the background as interactivity in science education is discussed.
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The Fourier Touch app is used in a supplemental lesson for Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, to reenforce principles of pitch and amplitude.
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The iScope app visualizes waveforms for students so they can see the sounds they are creating, with the theremin or their voice.
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Sandy reflects on the inspirational nature of Bob Moog’s legacy.
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Great conversation about science and music education after the presentation.
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With Scooter McCrae, NYC-based supporter of and volunteer for the Bob Moog Foundation.
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Catching up: Virtuoso thereminist Rob Schwimmer attended the presentation.
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Big Moog Love. Michelle gets a hug from Bob Moog Foundation supporter Mal Meehan.
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Exploring possibilities with two music teachers from the New York City public schools.
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Joe Carroll, Founder of the Manhattan Producers Alliance, addresses the audience.
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Rob Schwimmer talking about his work with the New York Theremin Society


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Background: Bob Moog with his family in 1974.
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Audience members sparked discussion about scaling Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool nationwide in the coming years.

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