How to adapt to teaching online

RCM Staff
Adapting your teaching to an online environment comes with many challenges. The technical nuances alone are numerous. What equipment is best? Do you need an external microphone? Which video conferencing system to use? What about instructional apps and file sharing websites? Then there is the question that many teachers grapple with: How do you keep students motivated — especially during a pandemic?
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What is perception and how does it relate to music?

Perception goes deeper than just using your senses. It’s what allows us to make sense of what we’re seeing or listening to – in effect, combining that sensory information with prior knowledge, predispositions, and experience to find patterns, features, and coherence.
Sean Hutchins
Director of Research
What is perception and how does it relate to music?
When we find something interesting in the music we’re listening to, we’re using our faculty of perception.
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Business of Music

5 ways to promote your teaching practice

With students getting back at school, music teachers have been busy finalizing their lesson plans and promoting their practice. Preparing your marketing plan and attracting students in 2020 is looking a little different than it has in previous years.

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