Teaching Online Lessons

Embark on a journey to become a virtuoso in online piano instruction!

This course is designed to empower you with the knowledge and techniques needed to effectively teach piano through online lessons and video conferencing.

Our primary goal is to make your studio and your life more functional and fulfilling, not overwhelming and draining! We promise that the work you do will be totally worth it!

Course outline

  1. Assignments
  2. Video 1: How to Use Skype (PC)
  3. Video 2: How to Use Skype (Mac)
  4. Video 3: How to Use Zoom
  5. Video 4: Switching Cameras on FaceTime
  6. Video 5: Switching Cameras on Skype
  7. Video 6: Uploading to YouTube
  8. Video 7: Uploading to My Music Staff
  9. Video 8: Uploading to Google Drive
  10. Video 9: Decreasing File Size Using iMovie
  11. Bonus Q&A: Video 1
  12. Bonus Q&A: Video 2
  13. Recorded Lesson Examples

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Teaching Online Lessons was created by

Tracy Selle

Co-Founder of Upbeat Piano Teachers

Tracy Selle is a Christian wife, mom, piano teacher, and author of 101 Piano Practice Tips. She’s also the creator of Upbeat Piano Teachers, which launched in October 2015. Prior to teaching piano for 15 years, she worked as a television meteorologist.

Sara Campbell

Business and Mindset Strategist, Co-Founder of Upbeat Piano Teachers

Sara is a piano and voice entrepreneur who loves to educate (and entertain!) fellow teachers by sharing creative teaching ideas and business practices. She’s an active blogger at SarasMusicStudio.com, FB Live Personality and co-host at Upbeat Piano Teachers, and Resident Piano Pro at Musical U. Outside of the piano world, Sara also works a group of independent voice teachers at The Speakeasy Cooperative. Her passions include yoga, cats, wine, and working as a business coach for fabulous teachers all around the world.

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Welcome to Teaching Online Lessons Course!


Step 1: Get ready to do some WORK!

Here's the thing about our online courses... they're only as effective as the student. (Kinda like piano lessons!) Get yourself in the mindset of stretching, growing, making decisions and following them through. Here on some tips:
  • Make some space. Literally. Set aside a binder or folder for your workbook. Get a fancy pencil or pen so you can take notes and have a notebook ready to go.
  • Watch or listen to every video. Ideally you should be able to do this without interruptions. Turn off your phone, shut the door to the room, and stay focused for an hour each week. If you need to multi-task, make sure you have a notebook nearby to jot down your thoughts.
  • Set aside some time each day to complete your assignments. Most of them are doable in 20-30 minutes, but some will take more thought!
  • Commit to doing these things. Sure, there will be time to get caught up... but you'll thank yourself later when that discipline and effort pay off.
We know... it sounds like a lot of work right now, but remember this: Our primary goal is to make your studio and your life more functional and fulfilling, not overwhelming and draining! We promise that the work you do will be totally worth it!

Step 2: Download the materials for this course

  • The Online Lesson Academy Training Workbook
  • Voice Teacher Bonus PDF
  • 5 Keys to Writing Succinct Emails

How to begin

Are you ready to get started? Just click the Enrol in course button below to activate your course. Then click Start Course to begin learning. If you’re on our app, click the Start Course button to enrol in the course and then Start Course again to begin the first lesson.

Course navigation tips

  • You can always access any course you've enrolled in via your My Courses section from the main menu.
  • Your course progress will be saved each time you click Complete at the bottom of a lesson page.
  • If you'd like to save a specific lesson page to quickly access it later and you're on the website, you can click the bookmark icon in the top-right corner of that page. You can find all your bookmark links by going to My Bookmarks from the main menu.
  • You're welcome to complete a course as many times as you wish. If the course enrol button says completed, start it again by clicking the first lesson in the Course Content list at the bottom of this course homepage.

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