Forms & Organization

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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…

Managing Materials in Multiple Studios

I also work in 3 different locations and found myself searching for the right materials. Sometimes I would leave one book at home or misplace one. (I always carry a copy of SHM notes and music books wherever I teach.) So, I have come up…

Digital organization of student info

Do you keep a video and/or audio portfolio for your students? Thoughts on how to organize one? Storage is becoming an issue for me. I use Dropbox. I store all my files on this. Video, audio, and paper. As it’s cloud storage, you can access…

Keeping track of prospective students

What sort of system do you use for tracking your contact with prospective students? I’ve been playing around with some free CRM (customer relationship management), but it’s incredibly confusing for someone like me who has no prior experience with something like this. I’d like to…

Which SHMs should students bring to lessons?

I am looking for ideas on how your students organize their printed SHMs and what you ask them to bring to the lesson. When I started teaching in SMD, I had each student bring in a binder with dividers to create sections for each level/program.…

Teacher lesson notes

I am a quite new teacher, with three students who have just finished Foundation 1 and a few others still working in F1. I’m trying to include Comp & Improv, Arrangements, and Accompaniment. How do I remember what to do in each lesson or class?…

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…

Screen vs. Whiteboard for Lesson Notes?

Greetings all – thinking about the time I spend writing weekly lessons on whiteboards, and also documenting lesson content on my computer files – wondering if anybody has transitioned to use something other than a whiteboard for lesson content/notes? I am thinking it would be…