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Google Hangouts for Online Lessons

Just curious, but has anyone done an online lesson using Google Hangouts? I used to… so I know it fairly well if you have questions. But I like Zoom better mainly because it is a more common platform so less to get the students comfortable…

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…

Online Recital Resource

For those of you still planning your piano parties/recitals, another resource for you… https://www.pianowithlauren.com/how-to-create-a-virtual-piano-recital-on-youtube/ Original discussion started June 5, 2020

Online Piano Party

Recently, one of our longstanding teachers, Maureen Karpan, held an Online ‘Piano Party’. She had many of her students (and family members) attend. I contacted Maureen and asked if we could record a Zoom call and have her share about how she set it all…

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…

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,…

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…