The internet… it’s the modern music teacher’s best friend, right? With all of the blogs, forums and social media pages dedicated to independent music teachers, we have the ability to connect with colleagues across the nation and around the world to trade ideas and keep up on the latest teaching methods and resources (and all from the comfort of our couches and PJs!).
I’ll be the first to admit, though – the online teaching world can be a bit overwhelming. There are SO many wonderful sites and ideas out there, it’s sometimes hard to keep up!
If you’ve ever felt a similar love-hate relationship with the online piano teaching world, you’ll want to check out a one-of-a-kind event that’s taking place next week - International Week of the Piano Geek!
The brainchild of Trevor & Andrea Dow from the Teach Piano Today blog, this week-long event promises to be the Cliff Notes guide to all of the piano teaching resources on the internet.
Here’s a note from the creators explaining how the event works:
From April 29 – May 3, we’ll be sending all Geek Week participants, 3 daily emails. The first email will be the catalyst for a lively blog discussion revolving around the day’s online theme. If you choose to participate in the discussion, it’s as easy as clicking “leave a comment” below the blog post that will be linked from the email. The second email will be a theme-based resource list detailing free resources, websites, apps, and software that you can use to energize your piano teaching. The third and final email will contain coupon codes and announce the names of the daily giveaway winners. And remember, if you’ve registered for International Week of the Piano Geek, you’re automatically entered in each of the daily giveaways. But you have to register or we won’t know you exist!
Intrigued? Visit www.pianogeekweek.com to sign up to receive the daily emails. In addition to all of the great information and resources you’ll receive, one lucky participant will even win a giveaway from the Pianimation store. Stay tuned for more details!