Welcome Spring and New Updates in the Teacher Atlas

Whether you’re teaching in-person, remotely, or a bit of both, we are committed to making the Teacher Atlas an optimal tool for Piano Adventures users. Today we are pleased to share these important updates for teachers and students, including the new Disney KIT, annotation tools, and Teacher Groups.

Disney KIT

“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.

 


Annotations

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 colors, 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.

 


Teacher Groups

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.

4 Responses to “Welcome Spring and New Updates in the Teacher Atlas”

  1. Dr. Christine Armstrong April 22, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

    April 22, 2021 – Earth Day: The most recent Faber Teacher Atlas update/data is yet another professionally versatile extension/addition for teachers and students!

    Please tell us the name of the composition and performer. Also, the recommended level of the selection that was used as the delightful background music for this informative/entertaining video.

    Thank you so much.

    • Betsy Henrichs April 22, 2021 at 3:03 pm #

      The piece in the Atlas video is “Danse Brillante” composed by Nancy Faber and performed by Randall Faber. It is a Level 5/Late Intermediate piano solo in the Faber’s Achievement Solo Sheet Collection. Here is a link to the product page to read more about this piece: https://pianoadventures.com/publications/danse-brillante/.

  2. Soo April 22, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

    So excited with these new features

  3. Debbie Coran April 22, 2021 at 1:11 pm #

    I am delighted that you now offer a Group plan. I have a Music School and was paying each teacher to have the Atlas signed up in their own name. This is fantastic news. I signed up last evening.

    Debbie Coran
    Coran’s Music Education Centre Inc.

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