Getting Over the Fear of Teaching Online and Video Lessons
Technology allows us to problem solve in ways that might have been a little more challenging before. Sometimes we hesitate to take that first step because of all the things that might go wrong. But when we keep things simple and make technology work for us, instead of the other way around, technology can create HUGE benefits, providing win-wins when running our music studio.
In this mini-course, I will be focusing on keeping things simple so it doesn't have to be scary. You will learn the basics of teaching online AND video lessons with some resources to explore as you get more comfortable. While similar, there are different things to keep in mind with online lessons versus video lessons. I will walk you through both and help you build up your confidence when it's time to go live or press that record button. In addition I also go through practice packets and share some samples of what they might look like.
I have had the pleasure to share with teachers at conferences what I have learned over the years teaching online and video lessons and am excited to bring these things to you in this mini-course. Because I am able to bring this to you online at the comfort of your home, I am not limited on time like I am when I present live. Inside this mini-course, there is a little "easter egg" that I have called a "Golden Ticket Tip". Be sure not to skip anything so you don't miss out on that tip! (Hint: If you have an iPhone or iPad, don't buy that webcam quite yet...)
"This was wonderful, Jennifer! Easy to understand. Simple! Thank you! Best $49 I've spent on studio training in ages! "
- Janie Downing, Piano Teacher
"I am very glad that I paid for your course. I viewed many other free videos to help teachers start their online teaching, but your course is the one that I followed and used. You gave very valuable and usable information, and I believe that is why my lessons are going so well."
- Debbie Clementson, Piano Teacher
"One HUGE positive outcome from this global tragedy is that I have faced my fears, thanks to your course on online teaching. Out of all of the tutorials I have watched so far, yours resonated with me the most, and me actually feel like I could do it! I have enjoyed making video lessons the most, and am still working out bugs on the real time lessons. I have dipped into new technology, and see what a blessing it really is! We will continue to teach on! Thank you for your generous guidance, and resources!!"
- Kristi Rigtrup, Piano Teacher
"I have been giving limited long distance for a few years, but was anxious to learn more! Jennifer had so many great ideas to expand on and I am so thankful that I was there. I loved her idea of making videos for students that could be viewed at any time and have begun doing that within my piano studio. She also had great tips on “keeping it simple” and time management. It was an invaluable session. I will be implementing many of these ideas in the upcoming months. The new generation of students is so internet savvy and almost expects their education online. This has been a learning curve for me, as I have been teaching since the 1970’s and the internet was not around. It is exciting and a bit scary, to be very honest. Jennifer has given me the confidence to go forward.”
- Elise Beckett Russell, The Piano Curriculum Series
"When COVID-19 hit, and it looked like I had no choice but to teach remotely, I panicked! Thank goodness, Jennifer and her online course were there to save the day! She is very knowledgeable in this area, and explains things thoroughly and simply to help even the most “tech” challenged person. I was also impressed how well-organized her material is. This is a resource that I return to regularly!"
- Eileen Evans, Piano Teacher, Composer
Jennifer Foxx began her music education at 8 years old when she began taking piano lessons. With almost 30 years of teaching experience, she began teaching piano lessons at age 15, later studying to be an elementary school teacher and then ultimately deciding to teach piano lessons full time.
Jennifer Foxx has over 20 years of experience in speaking and enjoys giving presentations to fellow music teachers, sharing with them her teaching ideas and practices on topics such as technology, business, practicing, motivational programs, group lessons and summer music camps.
Jennifer Foxx has been interviewed on podcasts, The Modern Musician Show, TeachPianoToday.com and TimTopham.com. She has written articles for Clavier Companion magazine, The Piano Bench Magazine, TimTopham.com and has reviewed for the American Music Teacher magazine. Jennifer Foxx is nationally recognized from her teacher resource blog: MusicEducatorResources.com.
Jennifer Foxx has been a member of the Music Teachers National Association since 2000. She has served twice as chapter President; Tooele Chapter (2004-2006) and Phoenix Chapter (2011-2013) as well as other positions as needed.
A piano teacher, blogger, music educational resource and curriculum developer, Jennifer Foxx loves to share music resources, teach and connect with music educators from all around the world.
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