Equipment

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Dice for Playlist Review

I just started using these dice and dodecahedra recently for playlist review. Students love it soooo much, and it even works for online lessons! It is also helping rekindle enthusiasm in these summer months. Update – today I even did it with one of my…

Piano at Home

Neil mentioned Mandy and Colin Cummins’ new app for teaching online. I just had a Demo Test with them and I cannot recommend this enough. It allows the teacher to see the student and your own face, while having a large keyboard view. It is…

Optimizing Musical Sound on Zoom

IMPORTANT UPDATE to Zoom. In addition to all of the security enhancements that have been made to the Zoom mettings desktop client and apps, they have also added ORIGINAL SOUND for mobile devices!👍🥳🙌 This is available for all iOS and Android devices. On iOS devices,…

Headphones for Online Lessons

I’ve been teaching a few students online for 4 yrs, without headphones and decided yesterday to give it a try, just using some simple ear buds with a built in mic on the cord. What a difference for both me and my families! chances are…

Keyboard View for Online Lessons

I’ve got my phone mounted over my keyboard as a camera with the lens facing down at the keyboard (camera view, not selfie view) and Zoom will NOT display the view horizontally! Instead it’s a vertical view only in the meeting. When I try to…

Setup for Online Lessons

For any teachers that are wanting a more thorough way to explain setup direction/instructions to students, I created a video tutorial series as a well as a guide. You can see it at the link below. Feel free to use it or duplicate it how…

Piano Hygiene

Thought it might be worth sharing this advice about hygiene around the piano, from the Piano Technician’s Guild (via Bernie’s Music Land, who by the way, deserve support from any of our Victorian SM teachers) COVID-19 and Piano Care – https://www.ptg.org/covid-19 Orignial discussion started March 19, 2020

Share Screen & Books in Zoom

Question for experienced Zoom users with a Mac- can you share Ibooks to your screen? I have all my Simply Music curriculum in Ibooks- when I tried to share my screen I could share websites and pdfs, but I couldn’t seem to get Ibooks to…

Two Pianos/Keyboards

Does anybody use 2 pianos/keyboards in their studio? I just landed a great deal on a 1983 hardly used Yamaha (made in Japan for the Canadian market so my piano tuner tells me it is is excellent!) so I currently have 2 Yamaha pianos in…