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Teaching Rote Pieces in Online Piano Lessons

Teaching Rote Pieces in Online Piano Lessons

October 19, 2020

Teaching rote or pattern pieces to piano students online has its own unique challenges. How do we make sure students remember these pieces? How do we demonstrate clearly and check their position on the piano through video calls?

I’ll cover all this and more in this episode.

Teaching Technique in Online Piano Lessons

Teaching Technique in Online Piano Lessons

October 12, 2020

Teaching technique in online piano lessons requires some rethinking and creative ideas to make it work. In this episode, I’ll go through my top tips for teaching technique effectively to online piano students.

Backup Plans for Online Music Teachers

Backup Plans for Online Music Teachers

October 5, 2020

There’s one thing stressing many teachers out when it comes to online music lessons...what about when it all goes wrong?! What do we do when the internet drops out or the student has an off-day?

In this episode, we’ll discuss strategies for dealing with all the technology frustrations and how to put a back-up plan in place for your online music lessons.

Teaching Strategies for Online Music Teaching

Teaching Strategies for Online Music Teaching

September 28, 2020

What teaching strategies work for online music teachers? 

In this episode, we’ll unpack the adjustments most teachers need to make when teaching online music lessons. We’ll also discuss some great ideas for learning from your online lessons and improving your teaching across the board.

How to Make Your Online Music Lessons FUN

How to Make Your Online Music Lessons FUN

September 21, 2020

Are your online lessons feeling a bit stale? Are you wondering if there’s a better way to engage with your students over video call?

In this episode, I’ll help you figure out how to inject some fun into your online teaching with games, surprises and teaching tricks.

Planning and Systems for Online Music Lessons

Planning and Systems for Online Music Lessons

September 14, 2020

Do you have good systems in place for your online lessons? Are you happy with how you take notes, plan or send assignment sheets to students?

We’ll look at the best planning methods in this episode so you can upgrade your systems and make your lessons run as smoothly as olive oil.

Tools and Software for Teaching Piano Online

Tools and Software for Teaching Piano Online

September 7, 2020

You can absolutely get started with teaching piano online simply. All you need is your computer and something to run the video call. 

When you’re ready to level-up, though, there are a few things you can do to make things run more smoothly and provide a fantastic experience for your students. We’ll dive into a few great options in this episode.

The Best Equipment for Online Piano Lessons

The Best Equipment for Online Piano Lessons

August 31, 2020

When it comes to your online teaching kit a few upgrades can make a huge difference. But it can be SO confusing!
In this episode, I’ll break down all the microphone and camera jargon so that you can get to the bottom of what will work for you in your music studio.

Suggestions for Safe and Socially-Distant Piano Studios

Suggestions for Safe and Socially-Distant Piano Studios

August 24, 2020

Are you trying to figure out what your music teaching studio will look like this year? Whether you’ve decided to teach online or in-person, or have no idea what you’re going to do yet, I hope that these suggestions for safe and socially-distant piano studios will be helpful for you during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to Get Ready for a New School Year

How to Get Ready for a New School Year

August 24, 2020

Are you ready for a new year of teaching? There are several things you can do to get your head and your systems set up for a new school year. 
In this episode, we’ll look at setting up your calendar and timetable, finding the balance in the busy seasons, and making sure your new students get off to the best possible start in your studio. 

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