New Band & Orchestral Courses Launch on SABIAN U

MEDUCTIC, Canada – (August 1, 2011) As a result of the tremendous success of SABIAN U, SABIAN has just announced the launch of a Band & Orchestral curriculum. Comprised of 4 brand new courses, the new curriculum is specifically designed for retailers who sell Band & Orchestral instruments.

SABIAN U was launched in 2010 as an online school of higher learning developed for SABIAN retailers around the globe. With a series of 4 B&O training modules, SABIAN U is packed with the unique insight required for retailers to help customers choose the right cymbal, driving their sales upward. The 4 new courses are designed to help drive B&O sales.

–          B&O 101: A B&O Primer
–          B&O 102: Hand Cymbals
–          B&O 103: Suspended Cymbals
–          B&O 104: More Than Cymbals

Like all SABIAN U courses, the B&O curriculum is entirely video-based. Retailers interested in participating simply register online and work through the video courses at their convenience. Pop-up quizzes appear throughout the course, and viewers must answer the multiple-choice-style questions before continuing.

At the conclusion of the course, students are given a grade, and the grades are registered in their personal account section, a great tool for store managers to keep track of staffers’ grades.

Students who pass the 4 core SABIAN B&O courses will be sent a certificate of their designation as SABIAN B&O Specialist. A SABIAN Sound Specialist certificate is also available for those who pass the 7 core SABIAN U Drumset courses.

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SABIAN is globally renowned as the world’s leading designer and maker of cymbals, offering instruments and sounds for every musical application, playing level and price point. Endorsers include major artists Neil Peart, Jojo Mayer, Mike Portnoy, Dave Weckl, and Jack DeJohnette, as well as renowned percussionists from the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Opera House – Covent Garden and the Vienna Philharmonic. Situated in Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada, and with offices in the US, the UK and Europe, SABIAN is the world’s most innovative cymbal maker. For more information about SABIAN and its products, please visit the company online at