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Keeping Track Materials and Streams

I have been teaching for a year and a half now very part time with 12
students and I am just preparing for the new year with learning level
5 etc. I am wondering if it is normal at this stage to feel a little
swamped about how…

Teaching In Schools – Australia 

I have many requests now for letters to approach schools so I thought it easier to post them all. Please contact Marg Green if you would like her to send you a copy – At the end of this Q&A are the following docs: 1)…

Receipts

[question author="Joan H.,  Canada"] Greetings all – how do you provide receipts to students?  ie. to all, or by request only? 2ndly, is there any suggested format or type of receipt protocol to be aware of to use?  If you use a soft copy format,…

Dry Erase Boards

We gave out Dry Erase Boards at the Symposium and some of you have been inquiring about them. They are great for PAS and Reading Rhythm. Here’s where I got them: http://www.amazon.com/NEOPlex-Student-Laptop-Erase-Marker/dp/B001EW9I4W/ref=sr_1_sc_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1328508762&sr=8-4-spell In the meantime while someone sources an Australian version, an idea I have…

Chairs for Studio

Does anyone have a good suggestion for chairs for a studio? I need to have 12 to 15 chairs at a decent price. What kind do you have, and where did you get them? I can’t spend an arm and a leg. Just priced chairs…

Recording Device Recommendations

Please can anyone recommend a small user friendly and economical recording device to enable me to use to send samples of my playing to my music teacher. Skype is not reliable in my area for live listening at a distance. Audacity is free and great…

Recording – iPad, GarageBand or iTunes

I’ve been recording students with my iPad and because I am pretty new in this matter, I’d need a little help. I have to take the sound out and send it the to Simply Music (my first 5 Foundation’s 1 students) as a MP3 file.…

Audio Recordings

I’m a brand new simply music teacher. I just started this month. My question is about doing audio recordings. I’m pretty good with a computer but I’ve never delved into recording audio. I understand how to record sound using my computer microphone but how do…

Employ a Simply Music Teacher

I am interested that you have an employee teacher. I am wondering how this works.. I am a brand new SM teacher, but yesterday another music friend (who I actually used to have a business partnership with running preschool music classes) mentioned to me that…

Piano Selling Scam

Hello fellow teachers! I was recently the target of an elaborate piano selling scam and wanted to share my experience. This is what I reported to econsumer.gov just now: I received an email from Lina Smith (linasmi88@gmail.com) about her late husband’s grand piano that she…