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Testimonial video: to use or not to use?

I'm still going through my TTMs so I can start doing FIS's but I'm running into an issue I'm not quite sure how to solve: The FIS requires playing the testimonial video, but our TV is in the living room and I'm going to be teaching in a separate room. I'd like to not have to use our main living space because my husband is usually doing stuff on his computer when he gets home (when I'd…

Music notation software – Neil Moore

I'm looking for input on comprehensive music notation software for PC platform. I have a student who is extensively composing (full 3-4 movement sonatas, for example) and has been using MuseScore. I personally have not used Sibeluis, Finale, Etc extensively enough to have a solid opinion on which program I should recommend to him. His parents are prepared to purchase him whatever he needs. He currently plays/composes using a Yamaha digital piano. He is a sophomore…

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…

Hard copy materials vs digital

I'm interested in hearing how everyone is dealing with the digital materials in class. My hard copy books are falling apart, and I'm debating on going the pricey route of buying an iPad Pro for the piano or printing out all the materials. For those of you who print, what have you found that works well for organizing? It's going to take a lot of ink and binders/portfolios to print all those books! If you are…

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…

Technology – Music Journal

I recently found an app for tracking practice which I think is pretty good. I personally prefer keeping track of things digitally instead of on a paper playlist, so this is working better for me. The app is MusicJournal. You can create folders within it, so I made a folder for each of the levels, plus Jazz 1, etc. You then add the pieces within that level. You can add notes to remind yourself of something…

Technology – ipad sheet music storage

I’m looking for advice as to the best program to use to store and manage sheet music on an ipad. Please discuss the pros and cons you’ve found with any program you’ve tried. Some teachers I know have been using dropbox for their lessons as a way to keep the lessons organized and for students to be able to “log in” to see what they are working on. As far as…

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