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Quick Teaching Tips: Using Efficient Language in Online Lessons

 Learn the basics of using efficient language in online lessons with examples provided. Presented by Esther Hayter.
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Quick Teaching Tips: Easy Video Lighting

 Learn how to make sure your videos have good lighting-- no special equipment needed! Presented by Trevor Thornton.
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Quick Teaching Tips: Uploading Videos to YouTube

Learn the basics of uploading videos to YouTube. Presented by Michael Clark.
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Quick Teaching Tips: Uploading Videos to Google Drive

Learn the basics of uploading videos to Google Drive. Presented by Michael Clark. 
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Quick Teaching Tips: Uploading a Video from Your Phone

 Learn the basics of uploading videos from your phone. Presented by Michael Clark.
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Quick Teaching Tips: Uploading to Dropbox

 Learn the basics of uploading videos to Dropbox. Presented by Michael Clark.
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Quick Teaching Tips - The Basics of Using Zoom

​Learn the basics of downloading Zoom, creating an account, scheduling meetings, and screensharing. Presented by Anna Beth Rucker.
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How to Create an Unlisted Video in YouTube

​Unlisted videos are accessible only by the link that you share--they don't show up in search engines and they aren't visible to viewers of your YouTube channel. 
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Striving for Excellence in Online Piano Pedagogy: Characteristics of Expert Teachers Using the Video-Conferencing Format

​ During a recent tour at the Bell Homestead in my hometown of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, I came across an interesting fact. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell set up a demonstration of his new invention, the telephone. He arranged for friends to play a melodeon and sing over a telephone line in order to show that sound could be transmitted over the t...
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Class Piano and COVID-19

In this unprecedented time of uncertainty around COVID-19, class piano instructors are faced with the daunting task of moving instruction online. Here are some tips from leading class piano teachers on how to make this transition. Organize your students:Assignments may take longer to complete at home. Have reasonable expectations of workload.G...
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Helpful Guidance for Piano Teachers During the COVID Crisis

In the uncertainty and confusion of the COVID-19 crisis, the music community faces unprecedented issues surrounding private and group instruction. As you consider what is best for your studio, we at the Frances Clark Center hope that you find this document helpful in your decision making and communication:Decision Making Helpful resources include t...
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Rozalie Levant
Is any lecture or Town Hall from the previous week available for watching during the following week?
Sunday, 22 March 2020 15:23
ashinnick
Yes, Rozalie, all of last week's replays are now available. Please scroll through the webinar display at the top of the page on ht... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 21:50
Anita Powell
Just want to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Taught my first online lessons this week and I survived! And, so did my students... Read More
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:58
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Checking In: Mindful Body Awareness for Pianists

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"You have pneumonia." It shouldn't have been a surprise. A cold reared its ugly head just as the school year started, but I had to push ahead. No daycare the week that classes start? Stay up late to write your syllabi! Feel like you might collapse? Those classes won't teach themselves! Been six weeks since you felt like yourself? It'll clear u...
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Teaching to Video—A New Pedagogical Experience

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Keep Your Cell Phone Out: Technology that Transforms Traditional Practicing and Teaching

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No audio? I thought I would be able to watch the webinar I missed.
Sunday, 20 October 2019 22:02
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Teaching with Technology: New Tools For the Piano Studio

Did you enjoy this webinar? Please complete our brief survey to help us improve our webinar series and continue to bring you the highest quality resources in piano teaching. ​CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY Dr. McAlister's powerpoint presentation
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Teachers and educators have a wide assortment of obligations, including creating homeroom educational programs, showing courses, a... Read More
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The is a video and it comes along with the caption that says Teaching with Technology: He needed superior papers for me and her. N... Read More
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DIGITAL-ONLY CONTENT: Online teaching: How I work with my students in Saudi Arabia

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When I moved back to the United States after living in Saudi Arabia for fifteen years, I went from a full teaching studio of over 50 students along with a mentorship program to teaching a smaller number of students online.I had been teaching online students in the United States for several years while living in the middle east and now I was flippin...
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When will today’s webinar on online teaching be available on the website?
Monday, 16 March 2020 12:22
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March/April 2018: Editor's Column

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I admit it: technology has won a firm, long-lasting place in my heart. At present, I own two iPads, an iMac, an iPhone, a laptop, a music video camera, and a number of digital pianos. Other odds and ends of plug-in equipment and Bluetooth gadgets litter my home and studio. These are all completely necessary—or at ...
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Flipping piano classes and lessons with rich online video content

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This is the ScreenFlow editing environment. Mario has captured the animated, on-screen keyboard as well as his own hands on a real keyboard. He has additionally added fingerings to the video using the annotation tools of ScreenFlow. Over the past several years, enrollment in my group piano classes at Stephen F. Austin State University has stea...
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Piano Teaching Programs Reviewed: eNovative Piano

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Overview:Subscription-based; there are a range of price plans for individual students, individual teachers, and institutions Technology required—Internet- connected computer, phone, tablet, PDF reader, Adobe Flash Website—www.enovativepiano.com Customer support includes online tutorial videos  Pros:Excellent pedagogical approach ...
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Screens are the new stages: How mobile devices and computers are changing performance

Screens are the new stages: How mobile devices and computers are changing performance
What a great honor it was to be asked to write an article for this series about the future of piano teaching. I feel that so much has already been stated by a number of my colleagues, and of course I concur that we do not have to fear the future and technological change. As others have noted, adapting your teaching to continual changes in technolog...
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