Learn how you can make online teaching easier and more effective for you and your students. In this podcast episode, we dive deep into the unique teaching approach of Stephen Hughes who has been teaching piano online for a decade. He blends old and new methods of teaching with an emphasis on creativity and strategic practice. We’ll take a look today inside his virtual piano studio!
Stephen shares his teaching methods and tech stack to get you started with online teaching in no time. I, myself, learned something very interesting from this conversation. It just goes to say that whatever stage you’re at with online teaching, you’ll surely get valuable and simple tips, tricks, and advice in making your online lessons click.
TRANSCRIPT OF THE SHOW
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IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL EXPERIENCE A LOOK INSIDE A SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL PIANO STUDIO:
- [06:38] How Stephen started with online teaching.
- [08:56] His studio, classes and students today.
- [09:50] Recorded vs. Live lesson approaches
- [11:33] Advice for teachers who are new to online teaching.
- [14:12] Software and apps to use for beginners.
- [16:58] Tricks for using books and scores when teaching online.
- [17:57] Tips for setting up audio in Zoom.
- [19:39] Advice for teaching kids online.
- [23:25] Scheduling breaks when teaching.
- [24:58] Setting up your student’s camera the right way.
- [26:44] Correcting students & Demonstrating remotely
- [28:38] Score sharing with ForScore
- [31:29] Changing your approach with teaching scores online.
- [32:37] Key things to remember for online teaching
- [33:28] Methods he uses for teaching students online.
- [34:35] Stephen’s Tech Stack
- [39:22] Top Learnings from a decade teaching online