FAQ2021-10-11T13:13:28+00:00

FAQS

What do you mean by “beginning” micro tutoring?2024-04-12T19:26:45+00:00

By “beginning,” we mean that the worship music curriculum we develop with these pre-sales will be useful for beginning musicians. Since our curriculum is the only instructional material our teachers use in our micro tutoring sessions, our micro tutoring will only be useful for beginning worship musicians. By following our instructor’s guidance, the beginning curriculum and micro tutoring sessions will provide enough content for much more than 48 weeks of lessons. And don’t worry! As soon as the beginning curriculum is available to the public, we will begin working on the intermediate curriculum. Then advanced and professional. We would be honored if you help us make this a reality by joining us on day one.

Won’t students need more contact time with their teacher?2024-04-12T23:02:34+00:00

If a student needs more personalized feedback via contact time with their teacher, you can purchase two micro tutoring sessions per week. Doing so is still about 40% less than the price of traditional private lessons! Please note: only highly motivated students will need two micro tutoring sessions per week.

What’s included in an annual subscription?2024-04-12T23:01:41+00:00

An annual micro tutoring subscription includes the following:

  • 48 weeks of 10-minute sessions for personalized feedback from an expert private teacher via video conference
  • Weekly pre-session preparation plan from your private teacher to be done 20 minutes before each 10-minute session
  • Weekly practice schedule with a personalized assignment of 30+ minutes of video tutorials that include an expert demonstration of technique and explanation of concepts, sheet music, and written assignments from the Practicing Musician curriculum

With an annual subscription, students who follow their teacher’s guidance receive 60+ minutes of lessons and feedback every week. Students will receive a much higher quality education than traditional private instruction at 1/3 the average price of a 60-minute private lesson. See our Foundational Learning Theory research for detailed information.

By pre-purchasing annual subscriptions for you, your children, or members of your church, you will also receive a FREE limited-edition “Worshiping Musician” t-shirt for each student and pay it forward by helping us create a curriculum that will be available free of charge for families who cannot afford private lessons.

How much does it cost?2024-04-12T23:49:58+00:00

If you pay $60 for 60-minute private lessons every week for 48 weeks, your cost would be $2,880 per year per student + materials + travel expenses + travel time.

In comparison, your total cost to receive beginning micro tutoring sessions every week for 48 weeks via Practicing Musician is:

Yearly = $900 per student
Quarterly (12 lessons) = $250 per student

 

How do I contact Practicing Musician?2021-10-11T13:22:14+00:00
Email [email protected] and we will reply within 24 hours.
How do I create an educator account with Practicing Musician?2021-10-11T12:52:20+00:00

To create an educator account:

  1. Click HERE.
  2. Complete the form:
  3. Confirm your Practicing Musician account via the email entered on the form above.
How do I set up my student’s accounts?2021-10-11T13:13:57+00:00
To set up your student’s accounts:
  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Click Class Administration in your top navigation bar:
  3. Click download sample csv:
  4. Find and open csv_template.csv:
  5. Fill in your student’s information:
  6. Save the file after you’ve entered all student information.
  7. Click Choose File:
  8. Choose the saved csv file:
  9. Click Import Students:
What instruments can be learned on Practicing Musician?2021-10-11T13:16:27+00:00
The instruments your students can learn on Practicing Musician include:

How do I change my password?2021-10-11T13:17:19+00:00
To change your password:
  1. Click on your name:
  2. Click Settings:
  3. Click Update Password:
Can I get a walkthrough of how to get students started with assignments?2021-10-11T13:18:35+00:00
To get started with assignments:
  1. Click Achievements in your top navigation bar:
  2. Click + next to the school you want to manage:
  3. Click the Class you want to manage:
  4. Click the Student you want to manage:
  5. Students can assign their own primary instrument by logging into their account, or you may assign one by clicking Assign Primary Instrument:
  6. Click on Chapter accordions to reveal LessonsPractices, and Units:
  7. Click the Play button to view a Lesson or Practice before assigning it to students:
  8. Click on the three dots to the right of the Play button to assign a single Lesson or Practice to the individual student or their entire instrument section:
  9. Click on the three dots to the right of the Unit to assign groups of Lessons and/or Practices to the individual student, their instrument sections, or their entire class:
  10. Assign a due date on the modal that pops up after you assign a LessonPractice, or Unit:
  11. After assigning a due date, the Lesson(s) and/or Practice(s) assigned will turn green but the Viewed column will state N0 until students have completed their assignment:
How do I remove a student from my class?2021-10-11T13:19:14+00:00

To remove a student from your class:

  1. Click Class Administration in your top navigation bar:
  2. Select the student(s) you need to remove:
  3. Click Delete Selected. Please note – this action will permanently delete your student(s) accounts in Practicing Musician’s database. Practicing Musician will not be able to help you recover your student’s data. You will be able to create a new account for students if you have accidentally deleted their accounts.
Why can’t I access Practicing Musician from my school server?2021-10-11T13:19:52+00:00
You may not be able to access Practicing Musician from your school server for a few reasons:
  1. Your IT department needs to whitelist www.practicingmusician.com.
  2. Your IT department needs to whitelist Vimeo – the site that hosts our video tutorials.

To fix either issue, call your IT department and ask them to add the service (Practicing Musician and/or Vimeo) to your school’s whitelisted websites.

If your IT department informs you that neither website presents an issue, please email your issue to [email protected]. We will work with you to diagnose the problem and find a solution.

How do I change the name on my account?2021-10-11T13:20:28+00:00

To change the name on your account:

  1. Click on your name:
  2. Click Settings:
  3. Click Edit:
How do I close out my class(es) at the end of a school year?2021-10-11T13:21:05+00:00

To close out your class(es) at the end of a school year:

  1. Click Class Administration in your top navigation bar:
  2. Click the box immediately below Show 10 entries:
  3. Click Delete Selected. Please note – this action will permanently delete your student’s accounts in Practicing Musician’s database. Practicing Musician will not be able to help you recover your student’s data, but you will be able to create new accounts for your students next year.
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