Student Recognition

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How Far Can one Learn with Simply Music – AMEB Standards

This week I was asked the question, “How far does the Simply Music program take students, in comparison to AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) or Trinity standards?” Does anyone know the answer to the question? As a new teacher, I actually didn’t know, and I…

Competitions and Exams

Just wanted to share with you a happy Simply Music experience. I have been teaching SM for about 3 years now. This year I entered 2 of my students in the Toowoomba Eisteddfod. Unfortunately, the piano section has preset boundaries as to what can be…

Year-End Achievements List

This is a long post so I do myself justice. Yesterday was my last lesson of this incredible year and now we break for a few weeks. Over the years, I have evolved some ideas for the last 3 lessons or so, with the main…

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…

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,…

Acknowledging Recital Performances

Today we had a recital. I always struggle with what to say after each student has played their song. Everyone is clapping, then I pop back up again to introduce the next performer. I say “that was great” then the next student I’ll say “that…

Video Student Advice

You know how you talk yourself blue in the face sometimes to your students about basic best practices and it seems to go in one ear and out the other? Well, I decided to let the STUDENTS speak – video tape them – and share…

Recognition for students

I have received an email inquiry from a parent initially asking if Simply Music students undertook exams and what concerts were available for students. I responded letting her know that students did not sit formal exams and that often teachers ran concerts for their students.…

Recognizing exceptional students

I’m highly considering an “Honors Track” with my students this year as we set goals, dream a little, etc. The point of this would be to celebrate our regular commitments in the SM student journey but especially those that go over and above. Things like…

100th Lesson Celebration

I have some students approaching their 100th lesson and would like to reward them with a special gift or outing when it happens. I think its an achievement worthy of recognition. Do you have any ideas for an appropriate reward? Has anyone done this for their…