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Webinar Series: 03/13/2018 – Piano – Crafting a Dialogue: Benefits of Learning with a Teacher

Online self-study piano courses and YouTube instructional videos are here to stay. There are populations of people who can benefit from those, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to, or choose to, learn with a teacher. We as educators are still a vital resource for everyone else; however we must learn to embrace the benefits of self-study programs while clearly communicating the benefits of what we offer with Simply Music lessons. Topics include: Introduction: Technological Transformations (00:05) Technology in…

Webinar Series: 01/23/2018 – Piano – Remaining Influential in the Digital Age

In this webinar we discuss the inevitability of technological advances, how those can affect our teaching studios, and the critical nature of remaining relevant and influential as music educators. Topics include: Introduction (00:05) What Does it Mean to be “Relevant”? (03:29) Paradox of Technology in Music Education (10:35) Role of Technology in Marketing (13:58) Technology in the Teaching Environment (19:17) How Do We Compete with Online Learning Platforms? (26:00) Teacher Question: Students Wanting Different Circumstances in Lessons (37:01) Teacher YouTube…

Teaching online lessons

How do you teach online? Is it private lessons or can you set up groups? How do you charge? I've got folks from another state, where I'm from, wishing I could teach them. I've done both private and group lessons online, and I charge the same amount as I do for in person lessons. I have both local and out-of-state students who learn from me online. I use a program called…

Skype lessons

We have bought a house in another town and will be moving in the fall. I am hoping to continue with my students via Skype, but have never done this. Advice and suggestions welcome! I do FaceTime lessons with a student who used to live close enough for live lessons who now lives in Nepal, and another who is now in Virginia, as well as grandchildren. The hardest things for me…

Webcams

Hi Everyone, I am going to be starting my first online student (my mom). I've been doing some investigating of cameras, ways to connect, etc., and am looking for a bit of input.  If you have any thoughts about the following, I'd welcome the help. I'm on a Mac and my mom's on a PC (bummer). We both also have 1st gen iPads (no camera or mic) and iPhones (4). We tried using our phones as…