In March of 2020, online lessons were thrust upon our profession.
We figured out how to make it work.
And then we got set in our ways. It’s human nature to find something that works and then just “stick with it.”
Music school owners and private teachers are still struggling to figure out how to overcome basic problems:
Because of this – I wanted to revisit the topic of online lessons 18 months into this new normal that we find ourselves in.
If you have interest in growing an online lesson studio…
Or you find yourself struggling because you’ve been forced into online lessons.
You do not want to miss this interview I did with Sam Reti, the founder of Muzie.live
He has been teaching online lessons and has helped hundreds and hundreds of teachers go online.
Would you rather read this?
Here’s what we cover in the video:
0:00 Introduction: Can online lessons be effective?
2:00 Can you provide something parents and students actually want?
6:31 An underrated benefit of online lessons that everyone has missed
8:59 Is Zoom dead? Should I still be using it?
12:03 How to keep track of all the files and assignments without losing your mind!
15:48 The secret to student engagement in online lessons
17:48 How to answer the “Too Much Screentime” objection
22:16 Exposing a common lie about online lessons
23:13 Getting out of an “online lesson” rut and increasing retention
29:28 An online lesson “hack” to increase student participation and happiness
33:36 What can we do to get a student to laugh and enjoy their online lessons?
37:14 What I learned from Randall Faber that applies to online lessons
41:36 Sam’s unusual method to build trust and friendship with students
Whether because of forced isolation or because of the convenience that it affords teachers and parents…
Online lessons are here to stay!
I know this conversation will help you make your online lesson program valuable for parents and more fun / engaging for your students.
Stay tuned for my next conversation with Sam… we are going to dive in to the profitable and wild world of online group lessons!
What do you think? What questions do you have? Let me know in the comments!