As we have all struggled through the challenges that 2020 brought with her, many music teachers have seen their businesses pulled out from under their feet in the blink of an eye. Sadly, for some teachers, this has become the catalyst for early retirement from teaching. For many others, it has resulted in a complete career change.
As the saying goes, “The only constant in life, is change.”
As music teachers, we must adapt to these changes in order to continue to serve our students. Though this sort of change is never easy, it has led humanity to better methods and innovations throughout history. We live in a time where technology provides limitless opportunities if we learn how to harness it.
For those who are willing to weather this storm with an open mind, there will be many rewards. If you haven’t decided to teach music lessons online, you may be finding it difficult to let go of the past and take a leap of faith. However, if you are ready to embrace the future, you need to know what your options are and how to move forward. Teaching Piano Online is a great resource that is geared around piano teachers. Many of the techniques discussed in it are applicable to all music teaching online. If you do teach piano, we highly recommend using Piano Marvel. It is available for Mac, PC, and iPad. It allows teachers to give assignments, track progress, and much more. Perhaps the best part of using Piano Marvel with your students is that it provides useful feedback to your students as they practice so they can correct note and rhythm mistakes on their own. This allows teachers to spend much less time coaching technical mistakes and more time on musicality.