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Artusi is a game-changer for those who are learning music theory for the first time. Being able to get instantaneous feedback while doing theory exercises is extremely invigorating and liberating. Doing exercises on Artusi is more addictive than playing Candy Crush—and you’ll learn more music theory doing so!”

— Hubert Ho, Associate Teaching Professor, Northeastern University


“Artusi is an excellent tutor that quickly rewards the fast-moving students and is infinitely patient with those having difficulties. With Artusi, students can practice at their own pace, on any device. My students are progressing faster with Artusi. All my students who have used the software are loving Artusi because it helps you learn from your mistakes.”

— Sebastian Birch, Associate Professor of Music, Kent State University Stark


“I’ve been using Artusi for Theory I both in person and for an online course I created. The immediate feedback students are provided with guides them while they do work instead of having to wait a few days for me to grade. Artusi saves me time while improving the students’ learning experience. I can make assignments give feedback or hide it for more serious assessments. I particularly like the counterpoint and part writing assignments. It is incredibly customizable from the rules applied to the chords provided. Artusi’s support has been fantastic as well.”

— Maddy Tarantelli, Assistant Professor of Horn, Utah Valley University


“Artusi did everything I needed and I was able to customize the exercises to reflect exactly what I wanted them to work on and learn.”

— Thomas Cody, Instructor of Music Theory, Penn State University


“I originally adopted Artusi to solve the practical problems of grading assignments online during the pandemic. This is a great reason to adopt it but it offered so much more. My students, digital natives, loved Artusi! Quick students get through the exercises even quicker, while students that struggled get lots of practice and got a lot better at the mechanics of voice-leading without the dread of it showing up on my desk filled with the same mistakes. By handling the mundane and mechanical in a game-like fashion, Artusi freed up time for me and my TAs to focus on the musical and the exceptional. The final composition projects were the best I have seen, and some were exceptionally fine. I attribute this to the shift of focus that Artusi enabled.”

— Matthew Barnson, Associate Professor of Composition, Stony Brook University


Praise for Artusi shows up regularly in my student evaluations. They appreciate the instant feedback—with a few students going so far as to call it fun. That’s a first. Prior to Artusi, I used a workbook for over a decade, and no one ever mentioned it.”

— Robert Bowen, Professor of Music, Mt. San Antonio College


“One of the biggest plusses for me is how customizable the program is—I have been able to create exercises to track with the textbook I use, which is critically important. I am also grateful for how supportive the Artusi team is. From the beginning they have answered all my emails quickly, and held Zoom meetings to bring instructors together to discuss what they are doing and what their challenges are. I plan to continue using Artusi even after we go back to in-person teaching. The aural component is a real plus for students doing theory exercises. And, now that I’ve created so many of my own exercises, Artusi is simply more efficient. If I decide I need to tweak something, it’s easy to do. Artusi has been a lifesaver for my classes!”

— Paula Telesco, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell


Many thanks for this great music learning platform! Most effective I’ve used, and the students are making great progress in a broad sense. It really helps me fill in the gaps in their learning!”

— Christian M. Newman, Lecturer, University of New Mexico


Artusi has been fantastic for my AP Music Theory students! It allows each student to develop his or her aural skills at an individualized pace. And the built-in feedback when they make a mistake helps them know exactly where they need to improve. Surprise virtual day? No problem! Assign some aural drills in Artusi and your students are moving forward even at home!”

— Erin Benn, Choir Director, Daniel Boone Area High School


The majority of my students’ assignments are now in Artusi. They don’t have printers, but they do have access to a computer, or a tablet, or a phone, so they have the ability to use Artusi. My piano classes actually ended up using it as well to keep their theory skills sharp. Now I’m having them do Playing Melodies exercises for sight-reading.”

— Terrance Evans, Professor of Music, Tougaloo College


“Thanks for all the work you do! Artusi has really transformed several of my courses and made my job a lot easier!

— Stephen Hudson, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Richmond


“Artusi is the third software I’ve tried with my students (one came with a textbook, and one was another online site). Artusi was hands-down better than those others, and I don’t plan on changing now. The exercises are already very well designed, and tweaking them for my teaching style was easy. The students also found the instant feedback helpful. Artusi allowed me to outsource a lot of the basics, even with more technical ideas like voice-leading rules, letting me focus on big-picture concepts and examples in class. The staff has been responsive to questions, and the software is updated all the time.”

— David McCarthy, Visiting Lecturer, Rochester Institute of Technology


The customer support was exceptional, my students enjoyed practicing and learning with it, and I’ll use Artusi again.”

— Jeff Forehan, Director of Commercial Music, West Valley College


“In my undergraduate studies, I trained with MacGAMUT dictation, so I’ve been amazed to witness its evolution into the modern Artusi. Now as a cloud-based platform, Artusi provides curriculum augmentation, part writing, and ear training—and it’s user friendly on 1:1 student devices. I turned to Artusi during COVID-19 as an initial tool for at-home student learners. Now, Artusi will remain in our classroom for Music Theory I and AP Music Theory. I am so pleased with the real-time interactive feedback for students, the online grade book, and the choice of rigor that is topic appropriate—the depth of training is nothing short of a game changer. Not only is the content exceptional, but your customer service is, too. Thank you for your hard work, and for giving us Artusi! It is a top-notch tool for our high school students. Simply put: Our kids love Artusi!

— DJ Alstadt, Director of Bands, Naperville Central High School



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