Issue 46 - July 2017
In This Issue
Notes with Nick By Nick Ambrosino and Play to Learn: Let's Play! By Michael Katz
Nick Ambrosino is back with more great advices in Notes with Nick and Michael Katz has more improv ideas in Play to Learn: Lets Play - Empowering Piano Students with Theory.
To Flip or Not to Flip?
Sometimes, carrying around and managing a stack of music can be a challenge. With iPads and tablets, we no longer have to carry around all that music, but it can still be a challenge to manage page turns. Fortunately, we have options, such as Bluetooth page turners. Not familiar with them? Jacki Alexander shares her thoughts on using a Bluetooth page turner in To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question. If you were ever curious about what is needed to get started and/or whether it is worth getting one, Jacki covers all the basics.
How to Pick the Right Technology for Your Studio
There are so many apps, gadgets and new technology-based services available today that it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of the 'next new thing’ that is going to revolutionize your studio without seeing any real change or benefit. How does one determine whether that new app or service is worth the investment of your money and your time? Eric Branner shares his thoughts on this in How to Pick the Right Technology for Your Studio - 3 questions to ask before adopting technology into your teaching.
Group Lessons Goes Tech!
Moving from theoretical principles to hands-on experiences, Jennifer Foxx is back this month sharing how she uses technology in her group lessons. In Group Lessons Goes Tech! - Creative Interactive Learning, Jennifer shares some of her favorite tech based tools in her group lessons. Learn how you can use many popular apps (such as The Most Addicting Sheep Game) in a group environment and pick up ideas for tech-based games you can play in your groups. Many ideas would also work well at a piano party.