Time to move to online lessons?
As social distancing practices make face-to-face lessons impossible, education specialist Andrew Rumsey helps you make the digital step to teaching online.
None of us are certain how long this pandemic will last, but it is changing the teaching landscape around us very quickly, and teachers who transfer their skills and expertise to the distance, online space, are the ones who are seeing the most success in this challenging time.
This is something that we’re very passionate about at Kawai, so we’re working with a number of organisations to help teachers make the transition. The resources listed below feature some of Australia’s premier pedagogues and online experts, and should help you with a few ideas to get you started.
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Watch online piano teaching Q&A
A free online discussion program with a panel of piano teaching experts discussing a range of topics relevant to teachers. Topics include: online teaching strategies, software and app solutions, government support, personal experiences of teaching during COVID-19.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Piano Teaching Success Q+A will be live every Thursday. You can join the 100-seat virtual studio audience, or watch live on Facebook for free. Ask questions and get answers from the panel of experts.
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Watch regular live concerts in a digital concert hall from the comfort of your living room. MDCH is designed to support musicians and the Melbourne arts industry during these challenging times. Concerts will be performed once, at set times, as per traditional recitals, and will be professionally streamed. Tickets are sold online for the performance, and all ticket money goes directly to the artists. MDCH will be built on the strong reputation of a vibrant music scene, performers and supporters, and the programming will showcase the full spectrum of Melbourne artists who have lost work due to COVID-19.
Free online courses and webinars
The AMEB Federal Office is here to help you through this time as we all adapt to a new virtual way of engaging with music education. Here are some of the ways they’re offering to help:
Online courses for Grades 1 to 3 Theory of Music are now FREE until June 30th 2020. These courses are delivered as a series of videos and PDFs and will also give students access to practice questions on the same platform that delivers the online theory exam.
They’ve also started a series of webinars called Break the Isolation where teachers, students and parents can learn and stay connected during this period of isolation. Each 30-minute webinar will feature a series of special guests, each who has their own unique connection to AMEB and something helpful to share.