August 16, 2021

Petition for vaccine mandates

Please join me in supporting vaccine mandates for performers, audience members, and venue staff at indoor venues in Oregon and SW Washington. You can view and sign the petition at johnnastos.com/petition


April 17, 2021

Driveway concert info

If you’ve dropped by a driveway concert and you’d like to leave a tip:

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September 22, 2020

LessonKeeper

Years ago, I had an idea for an app that would make my teaching workflow easier. I wanted something that would replace the analog manuscript notebooks that my students would bring to lessons with something digital.

The manuscript books were great for some things; they were easy to write in (both for text and notation), kept everything in one place, were easily transportable, etc. But, they had some downfalls too: a student could forget the book, sheet music was often separate loose sheets, I could include any multimedia like audio or video, and worst of all, if we did a lesson online, only the student or I could have the notebook, making it hard to keep our notes in sync.

So, I created LessonKeeper — a digital lesson notebook that makes it easy to stay in-sync with students. Visit lessonkeeper.app for more information!


November 20, 2017

Harmonomics for Android!

Two years ago, in the Summer of 2015, I released Harmonomics, an ear training app for iOS.   Shortly thereafter, I released a macOS version.

Since Harmonomics’ release, I’ve used it with tons of students with great results.  Many of them make huge improvements in their ear training skills relatively quickly, since often the barrier to improvement is just a lack of access to good exercises that they can spend a lot of time with.

As with Metronomics, I often got inquires about Harmonomics for Android.  For quite a while (especially when it was iOS-only), I just didn’t have the time to dedicate to writing a completely new version of the app.  But, when I built the macOS version, I made the decision to write as much of the new code as possible in a cross-platform compatible way.  Although that didn’t make it possible for the Android version to get made right away, it at least prepped the landscape for later.

So, today I’m finally releasing Harmonomics for Android, with all the same great exercises and features that are part of the iOS/macOS versions (note: the one missing feature is hands-free, which may come later).

You can find the Android version in the Google Play Store.


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