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Growing in Flexibility: the (Online) Teaching Experience!

by Jennifer Geise

On June 5th I had the opportunity to share about my online piano teaching experience and specifically to talk on the importance of flexibility as a music teacher. Our audience was a great mix of experienced and new-to-online teachers from many instru…

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5 Things I Didn't Know About Teaching Skype Lessons

by David Birrow Birrow.David@Macphail.org


When I started teaching online, I expected that Skype lessons would feel pretty much the same as my in-person‚Äčlessons. But now that I teach four or five Skype lessons a week, I know that my initial expectations were inaccurate. For instance, there are …

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Evan's Online Piano Success

by Timothy De Prey DePrey.Timothy@MacPhail.org

piano keysI began teaching Evan in September 2012.  Evan was my first On Line student and in the beginning I wondered how I would adapt my teaching for an On Line student.  I embraced the opportunity and Evan turns out to be the perfect On Line student.  He is …

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Friday Roundup

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Here are some things that cropped up this week (in no particular order):

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Communicating Effectively in Online Teaching

by Kristin Shoemaker Shoemaker.Kristin@MacPhail.org

Last month, a group of faculty involved in MacPhail’s Online School Programs met to share thoughts on effective online communication.  I walked away with many practical tips for online teaching, and appreciated the leadership and insights of a…

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A Few Favorite Apps

by Kristin Shoemaker  Shoemaker.Kristin@MacPhail.org

For fun, I went through a bunch of “best of” lists for apps for education.  Just as MacPhail faculty have creatively used apps not originally intended for music education (like Evernote), I think that there are lots of possibilities for use of o…

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Music and MOOCs

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

my first computerLast fall I took a Statistics course at Princeton University.  I didn't have to pay, submit my GRE scores, or even leave Minnesota. Princeton, along with many other colleges and universities, have started offering free, online classes through Massive Open O…

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