Online Training Frequently Asked Questions
What is my very first step?
Schedule an introductory online meeting to begin your training! We love to find a couple of minutes of time to meet face-to-face in an online meeting, just so that you know there are REAL people on our team that want your training to be as successful as possible (and worth every penny!). This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have! If you have not received an e-mail about scheduling your online meeting yet, please e-mail [email protected]
How do I prepare for my “Graduation” Online Meeting or Webinar?
- Watch all videos and review the Quick Quizzes
- Have your ukulele tuned and play the “Tideo” Hello song and the “Come My Friends” Beethoven Goodbye song on ukulele.
- Be ready to play a “Tideo” improvisation on your sopranino in C pentatonic.
Once I finish the training, is there a monthly fee?
Once you complete your online teacher training, you will be eligible for the monthly membership. The payment is $25/month, which includes 50 LESSONS, videos, MP3’s, the notation/chords/lyrics of every song, AND a complimentary Music Box membership. That means the first Module (10 complete lesson plans) for all 5 age groups. This monthly payment includes licensing for all of the music, which we provide for you to download straight to your computer. Once you finish the first 10 lessons, you may decide to “unlock” Modules 2, 3, and 4. Each additional module requires a one-time $50 payment – that comes to about $5. That way, you are not responsible for paying to license music for an age group that you are not teaching. For example, you might only be teaching Babies Make Music and Toddlers Make Music for 30 weeks, so you can specifically unlock and pay for only those materials.
As a member, do I need to follow the curriculum exactly as laid out in Lynn’s Music Rhapsody lesson plans?
Our program prides itself on the flexibility of our training and versatile materials that we provide teachers all around the globe! We, of course, invite any studio teachers to become a certified “Music Rhapsody Studio.” This would require having a gathering drum in your studio, following the classroom setup and age group specifications (with each student/parent purchasing the appropriate backpack of instruments), and following Lynn’s lessons exactly as they are laid out. Although this is the ideal scenario, many teachers are in a different teaching situation! These lessons can easily be adapted for school, daycare, church, studios and home classes! In fact, most teachers do find themselves adapting the plans in some way to match their age group/instruments available/teaching space/etc.
How do I know which age group is appropriate for my class?
This is exactly why we open all five age groups for you right away when you access your membership. Since you have access to all five, you can go through the materials ahead of time and decide which curriculum matches best with your student’s musicianship. Sometimes it even makes sense to use one age group plan with two different age levels in your program! If you have specific questions, feel free to ask in Music Box forums or e-mail us directly!