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Lesson Length for Young Students

I’m starting a small 5/6 yr old group. I’m thinking of having it be 20 min instead of my normal 25-30. Any thoughts? I would have it be the regular time but tell the parents there may be some weeks that will be done early…

Adult Students Mutual Support

Thoughts on creating some kind of buddy system opportunities for adult private students who could use some extra support beyond their own playing the coaching the role for themselves? I do have more than one, so I could approach my own to pose this to…

Add Text to Certificates

How do I add text to these pdf certificates? This way you can type the student’s name and date. This is not layed out in the same way on my new computer compared to my old one. Where is the “Tools” option to add a…

Transitioning from Learn-at-Home Program

Neil Moore discusses the Learn-at-Home Program: its origins, transitioning students from it into the Simply Music Piano curriculum, differences, materials. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4VuAPnbf08 Original video posted April 4, 2017

Sign and Send Certificates Electronically

For Foundation certificates while still in lockdown mode- I am hoping there could be some way (through an app or software) to sign the certificate electronically and then just email the signed certificate to the student who has completed the level… has anyone done this,…

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…

The Four Tendencies

In the last few months Gretchen Rubin’s book “The Four Tendencies” was referred to me – I have found it super insightful wrt understanding both myself, and students. Here’s a link to a brief summary – reminder that one size doesn’t always fit all when…