All the training you need to either begin or continue your group piano professional development. You will learn about the KeyNotes teaching philosophy, as well as more generic information regarding how children learn, structuring a lesson, and managing behaviour.
You will have access to curriculum materials, which include over twenty workbooks, lesson plans, lists of resources and a training video for each and every lesson. Games specific to each topic are also included, as are certificates.
You will be able to choose stock photos, Facebook and Instagram posts, leaflets and many types of marketing materials. There is also a training video giving you advice on how to fill your classes.
Support with admin, including swipe files, templates and a 90-day free trial with My Music Staff. We give you our admin hacks and a system that means you can spend as little time as possible on your admin!
We want to make sure you feel as supported and part of a team as you can possibly feel! Being a pioneer can be a lonely business, growing your group teaching with other like-minded teachers will be absolutely invaluable.
As part of the program, you will have access to a teaching community where discussions and forums are separated into key topics: Workbooks, Admin, Marketing, Pedagogy etc.
You are also able to comment underneath each and every video, resource and download, adding tips, tricks, questions and achievements!
Through the membership you will get guidance on how to find a location that you can deliver your lessons in. We get creative with many different ideas and support you with templates that you can use to contact potential locations.
Well it all depends - do you find that planning your lessons takes a long time? Are you completely happy with what you are currently offering? Does the KeyNotes program solve some issues that you are currently experiencing? Then yes it is absolutely a great idea to switch over! Even though you are experienced, you will no doubt learn something new from the core training!
You can cancel at any time, but just bear in mind that you are not allowed to teach from any of our workbooks, or using the KeyNotes name, if you are no longer paying your monthly subscription.
We like to introduce skills and knowledge gradually and so students will begin with reading rhythms with letter names, finger numbers and use of the melodic contour. The 4-5 year olds begin in 5-finger C position, the older ones are less fixed. We introduce the idea of landmark notes. As they move through the levels, students learn to read the treble staff, and then bass. All the while they are thinking about how music can represent feelings, moods and characters through listening and composing tasks. Plus of course, lots of games and songs to consolidate theory and aural elements of music learning.
We have a teachers' community, plus we will be setting up our weekly live Zoom Q&A sessions. Melanie is always available both through the teachers' community, through comments on each item, and through the usual Facebook page. Being a Founder Member you will get the most support ever!
I am very happy for you to contact me with any questions at [email protected] and if we need to jump onto a zoom call we can!
We plan do launch again to new teachers in September 2019. Join the waitlist to be told first when we do!