Whether you’re teaching in-person, remotely, or a bit of both, the Teacher Atlas an optimal tool for studio teachers and Piano Adventures users. There have been some excellent updates and additional functionality added over the last few months, so here is a quick run down! (And if you’ve never seen the Teacher Atlas then you’re in for a treat.)
What is the Teacher Atlas?
A virtual bookshelf at your fingertips, plus the support and tools to help you teach effectively. Watch the video below, or read more online here.
“KIT” refers to Keyboard Interactive Teaching. This KIT is a teacher’s digital resource for teaching the PreTime Disney Book–group or private–for piano lessons online or in-person.
The KIT is composed of sharable slides for each song. The slides offer engaging instruction in note-reading, pattern recognition, symbols, melody, harmony, and scales and arpeggios to prepare the student for successful practice.
See a video of the Disney KIT live in action HERE.
This long-awaited feature allows users to make annotations on pages directly within the Teacher Atlas. Look for the “Annotate” button in the lower corners of any open book. When you click the button, a toolbar appears at the top of your screen with options to add free-form drawings, arrows, shapes, or text to the page. The new toolbar on the bottom left allows you to choose colours, opacity, line style, and thickness depending on the tool you are currently using. You can save the annotations in your browser by clicking the check mark at the top right, and they will be there the next time you open annotations on that page.
Interactive Elementary Flashcards
The Piano Adventures Flashcards present a single note followed by two short sightreading exercises—all on the same card! This combination of note drilling and intervallic reading is highly effective in building reading skills.
For the greatest benefit, the student should drill these flashcards at the keyboard. As the teacher presents a card, the student is asked to:
- Name and play the note at the top of the card
- Play the sightreading segment in the middle of the card
- Perform the optional “Super Student” challenge. While beginning students may omit the drill, more experienced players should take on the challenge!
We’re happy to support our teachers in the U.K. and Australia with the Anglicised International Edition now available in the Teacher Atlas.
Users can now sign up for a group plan, with the capacity to serve a group of up to 10 teachers. Perfect for music schools and lesson programs, a Teacher Group has a single owner who sets up the account, chooses the group name, and provides payment information.
When the signup process is complete, the administrator will have access to a dashboard where they can invite group members via email, or with a special signup link. The group owner can also allow other group members to manage the group invitations and member list. Group members can be added and removed at any time. Teacher Groups automatically renew monthly or annually.
For groups of 11 teachers or more, we offer custom plans to serve larger schools, institutions, and local associations. Contact us for more information.