You’ve probably noticed that today’s students are digital natives; they grew up using screens instead of paper. Instead of sticking to old school methods that may turn them off of music lessons, speak their language and make technology part of your teaching style!
Technology is a great resource for musical education, and the clever use of tech can make you a more effective teacher.
Bring world-class performers and musicians straight to your students by sharing YouTube videos. Sometimes watching a video can be more effective than just listening to the same piece of music. You can even try making your own videos practicing techniques or playing a piece that your students can play along with when they practice at home!
You can support your students’ learning style by providing different options for learning experiences. Whether your student learns best with words, music, visuals, movement, or through interpersonal interaction, all of those can be supported with educational apps on a phone or tablet. Of course, this is in addition to your lessons – no app can replace the student-teacher dynamic!
Ask your community of other music teachers what they have found useful! There are tons of online resources at little to no cost that can augment your teaching and engage your students in the language they understand best – technology! Apps like Piano Maestro, Achieve Music or Fun & Learn Music can help your students practice skills you’ve taught them.
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