Teaching Online Lessons

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Collaborative Teacher Training

Here is the collaborative teacher training created and facilitated by Ian Belloso that Neil mentioned in his latest update. Really great information here, divided into three separate videos. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiSe3VmXxhjX02EXPEgfIoRFhh95dChbe I added time stamps to all the videos for easy reference. If you’re wondering “what’s…

Lesson Bomb Surprise

Lesson bombs with Neil – has anyone told your students ahead of time rather than having it be a surprise? Would that be OK to do? Or perhaps telling them there will be a surprise guest and to choose a short piece or a 20-second…

Pop Up Lesson and Lesson Bomb

An idea that might be helpful, especially to those teachers in the southern hemisphere wanting to schedule a lesson bomb with Neil: I invited students to a Pop Up Piano Lesson. This was a time outside of anybody’s regular lesson time. I scheduled a lesson…

Drop-In / Office Hours

I wonder if anybody is offering an extra “drop in hour” for extra support to students? I was thinking, perhaps 10 minute time slots. I believe I heard reference to this on one of the recent calls with Neil and thought it was a great…

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,…

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Policies

A couple of parents voiced their concerns regarding piano lessons during COVID-19 outbreaks. I am going to send an email regarding this to all the families in my studios regarding precautions and the option for on-line lessons. Any of you have sent such info/instructions for…

Gesture Communication in Online Lessons

When teaching groups of kids and they are processing something either keypad or however, have the love coach BEHIND them in your view. The MOMENT they get it correct up goes the THUMB from mum.The kid doesn’t know but there’s lots of other miming behind…