Terms and Conditions

Overview

Our Teacher/Student platform was created to make teaching and learning more efficient and effective. The platform enables teachers to assign enhanced practice materials (exercises and repertoire) to their students. These materials are enhanced with MatchMySound (MMS), an assessment and feedback technology that graphically displays where the student has played correct and where they made errors in pitch and rhythm. We understand that no one size fits all. Teachers can customize the assessment to make it easier or harder depending upon their student’s abilities and skill levels.

End User License Agreement

  1. BASIC TERMS
    1. To start using this application, you must accept the following user agreement and take into account all other relevant laws and regulations.
    2. User agreement is valid for both registered and not registered users.
    3. The owners of this application are the Music Education OU, Estonia and Accelerando, LLC, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Using the app means browsing the materials, assigning the materials, playing the materials, taking assessments, receiving feedback and learning the materials.
  1. COPYRIGHT
    1. All the materials (code and binary applications, visual art, texts, photos, videos, sound files, notation, logos etc.) are subjects of copyright.
    2. Reproducing whatever materials of the web is prohibited without the agreement of the owner.
    3. This user agreement is limited to one person per registration. Using the materials for group tuition requires a different agreement.
    4. When the owner discovers any type of misuse or violation of copyright, the owner will contact the relevant authorities to start a formal investigation and/or legal proceedings.
    5. Uploading original content to the System.
      1. Teachers at their own discretion may choose to upload original content into the system and assign said content to their students. Teachers have the choice to: a) mark this content as private, meaning only their students have access to the content, or b) mark this content as public, meaning all teachers and students within the system have access to the content if they have the link.
      2. Teachers adding content to the system confirm that said content is original and does not infringe on any copyright.
      3. Teachers maintain the copyright of all original content that they upload into the system.
      4. Teachers  content added to the system
  1. REGISTERING AND PRIVACY

    1. Using the app for learning requires access to the internet, registration, and logging in.
    2. The owners of this app will not be able to record private information through this app.
    3. Being a user is limited by the length of subscription the user adopts.
    4. By using this app, the user confirms his/her agreement with these terms.
  1. PLAYING AND LEARNING

    1. The student will get automated feedback on his/her playing. The accuracy of sound recognition is approx. 90-99% according to tests.
    2. The web application is designed to work best in Google Chrome. Test version does not work under iOS.
    3. We recommend that beginners do not play more than 45 min during one session.
    4. Music Education OU and Accelerando, LLC, Connecticut, USA have the rights to change the content of the application, features and to adjust the pricing.
  1. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF ACHIEVE MUSIC

    1. Microphone rights. This app wants to access your device’s microphone in order to hear your instrument or voice and analyze your playing. Please click ‘Allow’ when prompted. This is a one time only operation and your decision will be remembered.
    2. For teacher: Adding a student.
      1. To invite a student an e-mail address is needed. It does not need to be the same address that the user eventually uses to create a user. It is just the address where the app sends the invitation. The invitation is sent once the teacher has assigned at least one exercise to the student.
      2. In case the student does not have an e-mail address, the teacher may check the choice ‘is parent’ and the student account will be created by the parent.
      3. Once a student has accepted the invitation, his/her e-mail address turns into his/her name in the student list.
    3. For teacher: Working with the submissions
      1. Once a student has submitted an assignment, an automatic e-mail is sent to the teacher with a link to that particular submission. The link only works if the teacher is logged in.
      2. Under each assignment/submission there is a comment box for both teacher and student. Teacher needs to comment at least once to mark that the submission was approved.
    4. Users take full responsibility for all comments posted on the system. This includes comments related to or accompanying assignments, or any other comment posted on the system. The owner of the system does not moderate these comments. However, if at the sole discretion of the owner a comment(s) is deemed to be inappropriate or offensive, the owner has the right to treat this as a breach of the terms of service. 
    5. For student: Accepting teacher’s invitation
      1. An invitation email is sent by the app that includes a registration link. That link has to be opened in an appropriate web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox).
      2. After following the invitation link one can register via Google, FB or custom login.
    6. For student: Working with the assignments
      1. When first logged in, the list of assignments is shown. Clicking on an assignment opens the ‘Exercise view
      2. In Exercise View one can listen and record. When recording for the first time the browser’s request to access microphone has to be confirmed. After allowing the microphone a small VU-meter strip will start reacting to noise and moving in the toolbar at the left side of the sheet music.
      3. Under the menu one can choose between different recording modes: with or without backing track or metronome click. Your teacher may have locked those options and asks you to use a specific mode when submitting the assignment.
      4. After successful recording one can press ‘Submit’ to send the recording and results to the teacher. The teacher will then receive an e-mail.
    7. For parent
      1. If the student is under the age of 18 the parent must register the student.
      2. All information provided by the parent will be deemed confidential and handled under the owner’s privacy policy.
      3. The parent view allows the parent to monitor the student’s assignments and the studen’ts usage of the assessment technology.
  1. OTHER ISSUES
    1. Whatever disagreements and problems related to copyright will be solved according to the international copyright regulations.
    2. Audio recordings that users submit may be listened to by third parties for any purposes, including but not limited to algorithm improvement and debugging.
    3. Achieve Music is a free service for private music teachers. All other users must be invited into the system by a teacher. If a user is found in violation of the aforementioned policy, the owner, at its sole discretion, has the right to immediately terminate the user’s access the Achieve Music and ban the user thereafter.
    4. Use of Achieve Music by a school system from grade K through 12 is strictly prohibited. School systems are directed to contact MusicFirst.com to license access for K – 12 usage of the MatchMySound assessment technology via PracticeFirst.
    5. The owner of the sites, its customer service personnel, technical support staff and site administrators have the right to view user’s account for debugging of any issues you report. Users implicitly agree to the aforementioned when the user requests support or files a technical issue (bug report).
    6. If the user is suspected to be in violation of any of the aforementioned terms and conditions, the owner, at its sole discretion, has the right to immediately terminate the user’s access the Achieve Music and ban the user from Achieve Music thereafter.