As a teacher, you know the importance of communicating with the parents of your students. Sharing with them your class goals, grading policies, and expectations helps everyone feel more comfortable and can alleviate possible misunderstandings throughout the year.
Teachers often ask how they can get more students to use SmartMusic for home practice. Many have found that one of the most powerful ways is to demonstrate SmartMusic to parents! Seeing SmartMusic in action makes it clear to everyone – even those parents who’ve never played an instrument – how SmartMusic can help every student. A demonstration like this can be more effective than communicating through a letter home or the students.
We have created a resource based on teacher suggestions that provides guidelines of how to demonstrate SmartMusic. Included are templates for communication to parents that you can edit for your own situation.
Click here to visit the main demonstration page where you can choose the following topics:
- SmartMusic Demo Overview
- Suggested Demo Format
- Demo Event Checklist
- Sample Materials
- Presenting SmartMusic at a concert or open house
Only you as a professional can articulate all that SmartMusic is and how you will use it in your curriculum. Showing SmartMusic in person is a great way to share information, create excitement and build a sense of community!
For more resources on how to use SmartMusic in your curriculum, click here.
How have you successfully showed SmartMusic to parents? Click on the “Comments” link below to share.