Yesterday I received a message that the Ann Arbor chapter of the MTNA is conducting a study to find out how piano teachers around the country and world are using technology in their studios. The survey is designed to identify specific technology uses and correlate them to information from teaching profiles (e.g., student levels, classical or jazz, private studio or institution, etc.).
They are looking to hear from teachers who do AND don’t use technology to find out what’s REALLY happening in lessons and how effectively different technologies do or don’t support student development.
200 responses are needed for the study to be most representative; they are currently at 120. Super close! If they reach their target by September 30th they will hold a drawing for up to 3 Amazon gift certificates. Names and emails will remain strictly confidential. The formal summary of results will be prepared and available by January 1, 2016.
The survey will take approx. 15 min to take (it took me about that with several distractions in that time period- so it could have easily been less). The survey will be used in conjunction with an article and presentation for the chapter titled Teaching Trumps Technology: The Artistry of Using (and Not Using) Gadgets and Gizmos.
Survey results will be compiled into a formal report that outlines technology trends in piano teaching and correlates actual use to various aspects of teaching profiles (e.g., beginners/advanced, classical/jazz, private/group, etc.); everyone who participates will receive a copy of the paper. People who don’t use technology are strongly encouraged to respond so that the results are representative of all points of view. All responses will be confidential.
So what do you say? Let’s help out the Ann Arbor chapter and get them 200 responses to the survey before the end of the month! You can take the survey here.